The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1904

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Craig's wharf: steamer Persia up tonight.

The schooner Acacia is unloading coal from Oswego at Swift's wharf.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Rutherford, from Sodus with coal.

The steamer Rideau Queen is to make another trip to Ottawa before being laid up.

The steamer Jessie Bain made a special trip to Chaffey's Locks with a New York party, who had missed the Rideau steamer.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton down last night; Kingston down and up today; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Highland Beauty and Granger from bay ports with grain; schooner Laura D. from Napanee with oats.

M.T. company's wharf: S.S. Rosemount and consorts, from Chicago with 175,000 bushels of corn, called, en route to Montreal; tug Thomson from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges and cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges; tug Bronson cleared down with two grain and two coal-laden barges.

p.6 Fisheries Cruiser Launched - Toronto, Sept. 10th - The new Dominion government fisheries protection cruiser Vigilant, for use in Lakes Erie and Huron, was launched at the Polson yards today. The length of the Vigilant on water line is 176 feet; breadth, moulded, twenty-two feet; depth from top keel to top of main deck, fourteen feet three inches; draft eight feet. The engines are twin screw triple expansion. Speed contracted for is sixteen knots and is expected that this speed will be exceeded. The armament will consist of four rapid-fire guns. The vessel is schooner rigged, with jib head, foresail and mainsail, and will carry a total compliment, including officers and men, of about forty.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1904