The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1905

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Old Mariner Dead.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. - April 27th - Capt. William Milloy, one of the best known residents of Niagara peninsula, died at his residence here this morning, aged fifty-three. Capt. Milloy for years commanded the steamer City of Toronto, which plied between Niagara and Toronto, but for the last few years conducted a hotel here. He served as councillor for several years and for two terms as mayor.

p.2 Was There a Leak - New Theory Regarding Gas Explosion - letter to editor from P.E. Ward (full column).

The Day's Episodes - A meeting of the Yacht Club has been called for next Monday evening, to consider the report of the executive committee regarding a new site and club house.

In discussing passenger steamboat lines, this morning, Capt. Thomas Donnelly, marine inspector, stated that while all of the passenger lines in the United States were pretty well looked after, he believes that for discipline, politeness of the crew and careful management generally, the Cleveland and Buffalo Transportation company leads.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Metzner came in from Little Sodus this morning with coal for Sowards.

The Donnelly Wrecking company is taking the machinery out of the steamer Scout.

A large party of Calvin's raftsmen arrived in the city today and were outfitted by local merchants.

The schooner Oliver Mowat and steambarge Resolute are at the government drydock for caulking.

The schooner Clara Youell, the first to unload at Swift's this season, cleared this morning for Oswego to load more coal for here.

The tug Frontenac of the Calvin fleet is keeping the water in the harbor hot these days with her hurried trips to and from the island.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Jessie Spalding, from Chicago, with 68,800 bushels of corn; tug Thomson cleared for Oswego with two light barges.

The steamers Rosemount, Fairmount, and Westmount were to clear last night from Fort William with wheat for Kingston. They should be here by Tuesday next.

The steamer Donnelly is being used as government buoy vessel between Prescott and Kingston. The steamer Pierrepont will operate between Montreal and Prescott.

The largest cargo of grain ever floated has arrived at Buffalo. The steamer Reed brought down 446,000 bushels of oats. The Mary Elphicke held the previous record of 421,915 bushels.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The board of control, Toronto, has referred an application of the manager of the Lake Ontario Navigation company for permission to land passengers and freight on the west side of the ferry dock, east of Bay street, from the steamer Argyle during the season, to the acting commissioner of assessment and property for a report.

Pith of the News - Navigation opened yesterday af Port Arthur, when the steamer Westmount broke her way through the ice and was followed by six other steamers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1905