The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1904

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Craig's wharf: steamer Persia down this morning.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared last night for Little Sodus to load coal for Craig.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson up with three light barges and cleared down light.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton up last night; Toronto down and up today; North King, down and up; Rideau King from Ottawa last night and back this morning.

Thomas Stutler, employed on the steamer Persia, was taken sick last week, and sent from Iroquois to the general hospital, Cornwall, where he died. He was about twenty-five years of age and was believed to belong to Hamilton.

The M.T. company lake fleet is again to go into operations. This afternoon, the S.S. Rosemount and consorts were to leave for South Chicago to load corn. Tomorrow, the S.S. Westmount and Fairmount will leave for Cleveland to load coal for Fort William.

A. Augstrom, Toronto, writes that he designed the steamers Kingston and Toronto, at the instance of the late G.H. Bertram, M.P. The credit had been given to another by a Toronto paper. The interior ornamentation of these steamers was designed by C.H. Acton Bond, Toronto.

William Gee, a deckhand on the steamer North King, was struck by a knotted rope in the abdomen and rendered unconscious. He would have fallen overboard had it not been a couple of bystanders who noticed the accident. When the boat was about two miles out of Picton she was stopped and the rope taken out of the wheel.

About twelve of the waiters on the steamer Kingston had some trouble with Steward Hepburn yesterday, and when the steamer reached Kingston, at four o'clock, they came ashore and left the boat. It is understood that the cause of the trouble was of a labor union nature, and the strikers proceeded to Toronto on the steamer Hamilton, last night, in hope of making a settlement. Only three waiters were left on board last night to wait on about three hundred passengers.

p.3 Wolfe Island Doings - The steamer Fawcett's appearance has been very much improved by the addition of a coat of paint and when her shade deck which is being put on under the supervision of Alpheus Turcotte, Kingston, is complete, she will be all that is required. Her carrying capacity will then be 323 passengers. David Pyke is watchman on her.

p.4 Picton Pointers - The schooner Two Brothers is unloading at Hepburn's wharf.

p.5 Secured The Contract - The contract for furnishing the pipe and laying it for the waterworks at Whitby, Ont., has been awarded to the Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company of this city.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1904