The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1904

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p.1 Death Of A Captain - Sarnia, Oct. 26th - Capt. Magnuson, of the Standard Oil company's steamer Imperial, is dead here. He was mate, last season, on the Imperial and was appointed captain this spring upon the death of Capt. Thompson.



The schooner Clara Youell cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Swift & Co.

Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean down last night; Persia, down this morning; Melbourne, due down tonight.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton up last night; Spartan down this afternoon; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson, from Charlotte, with two coal-laden barges, and will clear down with six grain and coal laden.

President George C. Sawyer, of the Thousand Island Park Association, will petition congress for an appropriation for clearing the St. Lawrence river channel, to allow larger boats to navigate the river and land at Thousand Island Park.

In the interest of navigation and to facilitate late transport by water the department of marine and fisheries has issued instructions to light keepers on Lake Superior and Georgian Bay to keep their lights in operation until the middle of December. The department, if possible, will arrange with the United States government to keep certain lights operated by that country going until the above mentioned date.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1904