The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1905

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p.1 A Body Found - Southampton, Nov. 2nd - The body of Charley Laflamme, cook on the lost steamer Kaliyuga, was found on the beach here, this morning. The body was identified by papers found on it.

Province No Authority - Toronto, Nov. 2nd - The divisional court has given a decision which establishes the fact that the federal authorities and not the provincial have jurisdiction over the sale of liquor upon the great lakes.

A motion was made for a rule nisi to quash the conviction by police magistrate of Goderich, of Capt. Meikleham, of the lake steamer Greyhound, for having in June last in Goderich harbor sold liquor upon his steamer without a license.

In support of the motion it was contended that the great lakes of the province are within admiralty jurisdiction, that there had been no surrender of this jurisdiction in favor of the legislature, but the power, if enjoyed by any colonial authority, belongs to the dominion, that a right of disposal of a complaint has not been conferred on magistrates, that nothing short of a common law if not an international offence, is capable of being committed on such waters as part of high seas, that neither the evidence nor conviction discloses any offence. The divisional court granted the motion.



Fine Steamer To Be Owned In Ogdensburg.

It now looks as though Ogdensburg would have a palatial steamer for next summer's excursion business, as there is a movement to form a corporation for that purpose. The necessary funds for the purchase of the boat are forthcoming, remarks the Times, and it is expected that the company will be incorporated at Albany the latter part of this week. George H. Phillips, ticket agent, has the matter in charge, and he reports that his endeavors are meeting with success on all sides. The boat that they expect to purchase will carry about 1,600 people and travel at the rate of close to eighteen miles per hour, so that an excursion to or from Kingston will not be an all day's ride. An excursion boat of this class will prove of inestimable worth to the city, and if properly handled should boom excursion business during the summer time.

Marine Notes.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Winnie Wing cleared for Oswego.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Strathcona from Fort William, with 91,000 bushels of wheat.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Morley, from Fort William, with 75,000 bushels of wheat.

Capt. Augustus went to Picton today to hold a survey on the schooner Annie Minnes, dismasted recently near the False Ducks.

The steamer Strathcona, which arrived this morning, was injured at Port Colborne, and will go into the government drydock for temporary repairs.

Craig's wharf: steamer Niagara up yesterday, due down today; propellor Persia down yesterday; schooner Acacia cleared this morning for Sodus, light.

Swift's wharf; schooner M.A. Lydon from Charlotte with coal; steamers Hamilton up yesterday; Belleville due down today; Rideau King up from Ottawa this morning, and down; Picton up tonight.

p.3 New Navigation Company - Ogdensburg, Nov. 2nd - The Rochester and Ogdensburg Navigation company will be incorporated at Albany this week with a capital of $50,000. The company, which is composed of Ogdensburg men, has an option on a $40,000 side wheel steamer adapted to the St. Lawrence river excursion trade.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1905