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

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The schooner Voges cleared from Booth's wharf for Oswego.

The schooner Echo, from Trenton with wood, is at Booth's wharf.

At Craig's wharf: steamers Alexandria up last night; Persia up tonight.

The schooner Volunteer and barge Valencia are due at Swift's with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes clears today from Richardsons' wharf with feldspar for Oswego.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared from Swift's wharf, today, to load feldspar at Richardsons' for Sodus.

At Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton down last night; Picton up this morning; Belleville and Rideau King up tonight.

The steamer Pierrepont will be painted, and got ready as a spare boat of the White Squadron, until she is again needed for government buoy laying.

Swift is this season agent for the Montreal and Lake Superior Navigation company. A large quantity of flour is being transported from Fort William to Kingston, and other points by this line of steamers.

Alfred R. Martin, of this city, has been appointed to the responsible position of chief land steward of the Northern Navigation company's fleet of steamers. He has commenced his duties with Sarnia as his headquarters.

The duties of a steamboat captain are to have charge of the sailing of the vessel and authority over the crew, who are under his direction. He is not obliged to unload or load freight, though many a captain will give a hand.

The steamer Alexandria was about three hours late in reaching the city last night on her up trip. The delay was caused by an accident which befell the steamer in the locks near Cornwall on Friday afternoon. One of the large turret steamers, preceding the Alexandria through the lock, became jammed crossways in the canal. The Alexandria collided, resulting in damage to one of her wheels.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - James Stewart is here from Coteau Landing, on business connected with the C.A.R. barge line.

The Clark Malting company, Kingston, purchased 20,000 bushels of rye, damaged in a C.A.R. barge in the Soulanges canal.

To Prepare Prospectus - to raise money for new yacht club building.

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