The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1905

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p.2 letter to editor from Thomas Donnelly re. Waterways Commission meeting, saying that city council did not prepare properly for it.


Craig's: propeller Persia up Sunday morning; steamer Alexandria down tonight.

M.T. company wharf: S.S. Westmount from Fort William due tonight; tug Emerson down with two grain-laden barges; tug Glide up with three light barges.

The steamer Kingston, in leaving here yesterday afternoon, was sprung around the end of Swift's wharf, instead of backing far out into the harbor. No time, however, was gained by the manoeuvre, though time might be saved on a very windy day.

Swift's: steamers Kingston down yesterday; North King from Charlotte yesterday; Belleville up last night; City of Montreal down yesterday morning; Toronto down today; Aletha from bay points today; Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. Arthur Sudds, Simcoe Island, has purchased a half interest in the schooner Laura D.

The steamyachts Wherenow and Castanet brought a number of excursionists from river points to the city at noon today.

The police were on duty at Swift's wharf again yesterday afternoon, keeping the sightseers from crowding beyond the foot of Johnston street.

The steamer Aletha arrived here this morning on her Monday trip from Bay of Quinte points. She brought quite a number of people to the city.

The crowds that gathered on Swift's wharf every Sunday afternoon to meet the big steamers have lessened since policemen were stationed to prevent them going further than the railway tracks.

The travel on the steamers Kingston and Toronto this season is far larger than a year ago. Yesterday the Kingston had an exceptionally large number of passengers on her up trip. The down trips are usually crowded.

Had A Fine Outing - description of trip through Thousand Islands on steamer America, Capt. Allen, Steward Sparham. (another puff for Folger line)



Whitby, July 17th - The Keystone Sugar company has bought the harbor docks, warehouses and lands of the Whitby Harbor company, it is stated on authority, for $60,000. This assures a splendid site for the sugar factory, with rail and water shipping facilities. The establishment of this important agricultural industry involves a capital expenditure by the company of at least half a million. The town voted a bonus of $25,000 to be paid when sugar is made, a year from this fall. Beets have been extensively grown for the past three years, and the farmers of York, Ontario and Durham counties will supply the factory next season. A thousand acres are under crop at the present.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1905