The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1905

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p.2 Traffic Is Heavy - river and lake traffic. [Montreal Gazette]


Marine Notes.

Booth's wharf: schooner Tradewind clears tomorrow for Oswego.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson up with two lumber-laden barges for Oswego.

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

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up; steamer Waterlily up; propeller Lake Michigan up; steamer Wherenow from T.I. Park; steamer Castanet from Alexandria Bay.

Accident To Steamer Toronto - Considerable excitement was caused on the arrival of the steamer Toronto in Toronto on Friday. She came in at full speed and attempted to climb out on the dock. Nearly all the steel braces on the port side connecting the hull with the main deck were torn away as far as the paddle box. The dock caught the first brace, and the passengers had a rocky ride. Several deck hands jumped ashore. The engine bells went wrong, and when the first mate on the bridge gave the signal to reverse it rang in the engine room, "Full Speed Ahead."

p.6 Against The Village - Judge Price has rendered decision in the appeal of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company against the business assessment of $1,000 made by the village of Portsmouth. In former years the company paid taxes on $800 personal property, but when the new assessment act came into force wiping out assessment of personal property, the village levied a tax of $1,000 on the company's business. The company claimed it did not carry on business at Portsmouth, and Judge Price upheld this contention and struck off the tax.

News of the World - The change in the channel in the Lime Kiln Crossing, from the east to the west side, went into effect on Friday afternoon. All the present buoys and floating lights have been moved 300 feet to the west.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1905