The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1905

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p.2 Engaged By Toronto Company - Francis and Malcolm Rickey have ended their connection with the Kingston Boat Building company, and will leave this week for Toronto, having been engaged by the Lashley Boat Building company. The five Rickey brothers have no peers in the country as builders of small crafts, and have long been identified with boat construction in Kingston. Archibald Rickey still remains with the Kingston Boat Building company, while George is foreman for A.C. Knapp.


The schooner Queen of the Lakes is discharging coal at Bath.

Anglin's wharf: schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego with coal.

The M.T. company barge Dorchester is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The schooner Voges, from Charlotte with coal, is at the cotton mill wharf.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Laura D. from bay ports with grain.

The schooner Macdonald is here to load stone at Simcoe Island for Toronto.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson cleared down with one grain-laden barge.

The schooners Acacia and Kalkins, from Oswego with coal, are at the asylum wharf.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Annandale and Tradewind from Fairhaven with coal.

Craig's wharf: propeller Persia up Sunday morning; propeller Melbourne down Sunday night.

The steamer New York, now being fitted out, will likely run on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route during the summer.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down yesterday; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa Saturday night; steamer Picton down yesterday; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa today.

The gas buoy light at the foot of Wolfe Island is almost out, so Capt. Allen, of the steamer America, reports. Under late instructions, these buoys are being charged to only five atmospheres, instead of twelve as formerly, and will have to be attended to three times in the marine season.

p.6 Will Not Stop There - The daily service of the Thousand Island Steamboat company to Fine View will be discontinued, the result of a rupture between the steamboat company and C.C. Pierce, who controls the Fine View dock. Mr. Pierce wanted the resort made a regular stopping place, not a flag station. The company could not agree. Great importance attaches to the present dispute as Sunday passengers for Thousand Island Park have always landed at Fine View, no steamboats being allowed to stop at the park on Sunday. If the latter place is closed to boats, Wellesley Island will be nearly isolated to Sunday travellers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1905