The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1904

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Sarnia, Dec. 5th - The tug Reid of the Reid Wrecking company, left last evening for Fort William and Port Arthur, where it will be engaged until December 12th, or as long after as boats attempt to enter or leave Fort William or Port Arthur, in breaking the ice and keeping the harbors free. The tug was engaged by the Northern Navigation company and the Canadian government which latter has used every possible means to encourage late navigation at these two points in order to bring down the large quantities of grain in storage there.

Was Badly Needed - Amherstburg, Dec. 5th - During the coming winter the Hackett Docking company will build a new tug office near the mouth of the Detroit River and will install an up-to-date water gauge, which will show night and day, giving up-bound vessels the best of water over the Lime Kiln crossing. This has been badly needed for many years. The Lake Carriers' Association, during the past week, stationed a launch abreast Bois Blanc lighthouse, to notify vessels of the safe draft. Capt. Hackett has about closed a deal for the addition of a powerful sea-going tug to his fleet here, which will be specially adapted for ice-breaking and wrecking operations.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale, from Charlotte, with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Simla, from Fort William, with 49,000 bushels of wheat. The schooner Tradewind arrived back Saturday night from Prescott, and has gone into winter quarters.

p.5 Steamer Not At Fault - The ferry steamer Fawcett was unloading baled hay at the Grand Trunk wharf this morning, and after finishing unloading left the wharf without even blowing a whistle and made straight for the island, leaving a disappointed group standing on the ferry wharf. It was discovered on consulting the new time table of the Tom Fawcett taking effect on December 1st, that the ferry is scheduled to leave her ferry wharf on her morning trip at 11:30 a.m. instead of 8:30 as formerly.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1904