The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1905

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p.1 The Canal Record - Detroit, June 7th - tonnage through Soo canal in May was largest on record



The schooner Acacia is at the Locomotive works wharf with coal from Sodus.

The schooner Volunteer cleared yesterday from Swift's wharf to load coal at Oswego.

The M.T. company barge Valencia is unloading coal from Oswego at Swift's wharf.

At Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne down, last night; Lake Michigan and Cuba up yesterday; Persia down this morning.

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

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson cleared light for Oswego; S.S. Westmount expected tomorrow night, and S.S. Rosemount, Friday, both from Fort William with wheat.

The dynamite laden steamer Dorothy is still at the government dry dock wharf. She is awaiting the arrival of the steamer Westmount, grain-laden, from Fort William, which is to tow her to Buffalo. The Dorothy is from Wilmington, Delaware, and is bound for Houghton, Mich.

Capt. Donnelly is in Ottawa today, giving evidence before the exchequer court in the action of the owners of the steamer Erin, of Thorold, against the Dominion government, for damages sustained by sinking at Farran's Point. It is alleged that the canal was not properly constructed. The owners of the Erin are suing for $28,000 damages.

p.3 Wolfe Island, June 6th - The council upheld Reeve Briceland in the management of the boat, and also in the troubles between the captain and him. It also moved that Capt. Winborn be left in charge. The manager did not dismiss Captain Crawford, nor did he ask him to run a truck, but to see that the freight was loaded as soon as possible. The captain left the boat of his own accord, and demanded his cheque.

Meeting at Portsmouth - (court of revision) ....Mr. Mundell appeared for the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company, who appealed from the $1,000 business tax. He gave his opinion that such companies were exempt under the new law. The case was laid over until the next meeting. In the meantime, the acting clerk, Mr. Henstridge, will get a legal opinion on the matter, as he contended the company was assessable.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1905