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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1905

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Craig's wharf: yachts Castanet and Idler from Alexandria Bay.

The tug Edmund and barge Columbia, coal-laden, cleared from Booth's wharf for Bedford Mills.

M.T. company wharf: S.S. Westmount and consort Minnedosa, are due tomorrow from Fort William with 236,000 bushels of oats; tug Glide up light.

Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto from Charlotte; steamer Aletha from bay ports; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa; steamer Hamilton up yesterday.

The present trip of the steamer Toronto is the last she will make this season. On Tuesday, the steamer will come to Kingston, and enter the government dry dock to have her bottom scraped. Returning to Toronto, she will lie up for the winter and undergo the extensive alterations already noted in this paper.



The American Tug Is At Port Dover, Ont.

Detroit, Mich., Sept. 16th - An Erie despatch says the Keystone Fish company received a telegram from Port Dover, Ont., late yesterday, sent by Capt. Morrison, of their tug, E.C. Oggel, a sixty-five foot boat, saying the fish tug had been captured, and towed into port by the Canadian cruiser Vigilant while fishing in Canadian waters. The captain, engineer, and four men, on the boat, were taken to Port Dover and will be released. The tug, valued at $3,000, will be held pending settlement of the case.

To Teach A Lesson.

Port Dover, Sept. 16th - The Dominion cruiser Vigilant arrived here, yesterday, with an American fishing tug, E.C. Ogrel, of Erie, Pa., together with a large quantity of fish nets which had been seized while the Ogrel's crew were fishing in Canadian waters, about five and a half miles west of the end of Long Point. The tug is the property of the Keystone Fish company, of Erie, Pa., and it is the second tug with fish and nets seized this week. Complaints have been made by the Canadian fishermen about the continual encroaching by the American fishermen in our waters, consequently, Captain Dunn, of the Vigilant, has taken the matter in hand, and will endeavor to teach the fishermen where they belong.

Found Wreck of Tug - Sault Ste. Marie, Sept. 16th - The wreck of the fishing tug Shamrock, sunk in collision with the steamer Richardson, 2 weeks ago, has been found. The cabins and pilot houses of the boat had disappeared. The bodies of the men lost in the accident were not found. A reward of $100 has been offered for their recovery.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1905