The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1905

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p.2 Is Called Stupid - By A Chicago Paper For His Conduct - paper is against Bump's conduct (contains photograph of Capt. Simmons). [Chicago Tribune]

Call It A Dream.

[Brockville Recorder]

Capt. Fitzgerald, of the steamer John Rugee, while in Charlotte a day or two ago, called at the customs office and naturally felt some curiosity to see and talk with the customs officer said to have ordered the lowering of the Union Jack from the masthead of the schooner Acacia on July 4th. The officials at the customs office informed Capt. Fitzgerald that the officer said by the newspapers to have ordered down the British flag never saw Capt. Simmons, of the Acacia, at all and had no conversation with him whatever on that day and that the whole incident was but a creation of somebody's fertile imagination.


Craig's wharf: propeller Persia down this morning.

The steamyacht Albani was at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamyacht Aida, of Alexandria Bay, was inspected here yesterday afternoon.

Steamyachts from the other side continue to be held up here for inspection. Inspector Davis' notification to the customs has done good.

Swift's wharf: steamers Belleville down this morning; Kingston down and up; North King from Charlotte; Rideau Queen from Ottawa; Rideau King to Ottawa; schooner Clara Youell from Charlotte.

The steamer New York is in the government dry dock to have her hull and bottom scraped, caulked and strengthened. The United States inspectors, Messrs. Molther and Chestnut were expected today to overlook her.

The steamer Prescott (formerly the Bohemian), belonging to the R. & O. fleet, went ashore yesterday on Crysler's Island, near Morrisburg. The tug Chieftain, of the Calvin company, was sent down to her assistance, and this morning succeeded in releasing the Prescott, which suffered but little damage.

p.8 Capt. Visger Arrested - Thousand Island Park, July 12th - Capt. W.L. Visger, owner of the Visger line of steamboats, was arrested by order of President Sawyer, of the Thousand Island Park Association, for soliciting on the dock at Thousand Island Park.

Incidents of the Day - The Cleveland Plaindealer bumps Bump by saying that no clear headed and fair minded American can feel anything but shame over such an incident or have any sensation save one of satisfaction on learning that the Washington government had disciplined the offender for insulting and also threatening other injury to the stranger within his gates who seeks only to do his country honor.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1905