The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1905

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July 4, 1905

p.1 R. & O. Firemen Get Demands - Toronto, July 4th - The firemen on the R. & O. steamer Kingston went on strike yesterday, and left the boat. At a conference, later, with the captain, they explained that they were kept awake by the pantry boys dancing. This grievance was remedied, and the men left the steamer a second time, and this time they demanded higher wages. This demand was also met, and the men returned to work satisfied.

Cannot Allow It - no boats to be allowed to dock at Thousand Island Park on Sundays.



Richardsons' wharf: schooner Maggie L. from Gananoque with grain.

The steamyacht Wherenow will be ready on Thursday to begin her trips between Kingston and the Thousand Island Park.

Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto down; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa tonight.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down last night, on her first trip through to Quebec; steamer Waterlily down for Quebec.

The largest cargo of corn ever carried on Lake Michigan, it is believed, was placed in the hold of the Midland King, a Canadian boat. She carried 218,200 bushels of the cereal.

M.T. company wharf: steamer Advance from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson from Toronto, with three light barges; tug Bronson up with four light barges.

Kingston Firm Suffers - James Richardson & Sons, this city, suffered by the loss of the Goderich grain elevator, which was destroyed on Sunday night by fire. The elevator contained 320,000 bushels of grain, of which 85,000 bushels belonged to the Richardson firm. The grain was fully covered by insurance. The elevator was constructed five or six years ago by Henry Mooers, this city. It was a public concern, and its construction was aided to a great extent by a municipal bonus. H.W. Richardson has gone to Goderich.

p.8 Puff For Our Boats - Excursionist Thinks Our Steamboat Line Perfect - America, Capt. Allen, purser George Hunter; description of trips on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. (2/3 column)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1905