The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1905

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p.1 An Enormous Tonnage - Soo canals had best October ever; 1905 will be the best year ever for tonnage.



The steambarge John Randall cleared for Oswego, N.Y.

The schooner M.A. Lydon cleared today for Charlotte.

The sloop Fleetwing cleared this morning for Amherst Island.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Maggie L. from Napanee with grain.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville up tonight; steamer Aletha bay ports.

The propeller Cuba lay at Garden Island last night, and passed up this morning.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up this morning; propeller Persia down last night.

Capt. P. McGlade has been appointed captain of the government steamer Reserve at Prescott, Ont.

The steamer Picton stopped at Brophy's Point yesterday, because of the storm, and passed up this morning.

The steamer Valeria has arrived from Gananoque, having finished her season's runs between that place and Clayton.

The steamer North King has been removed from the foot of Clarence street to her winter quarters on the east side of Swift's wharf.

The steamer Rideau King comes in tonight on her last trip from Ottawa. Next week she will make one trip to Smith's Falls and will lie up for the season.

The steamer Strathcona, which was in the government dry dock for repairs, cleared this morning for Fort William. She remained in shelter at Four Mile Point till the gale abated.

W.H. Comstock, Brockville, has purchased a handsome boat at Peoria, Ill. It is fitted with all modern conveniences for an ideal cruiser and is said to be one of the most comfortable steamyachts afloat.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Donnaconna from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; tug Hall up with three light barges; tug Emerson from Charlotte with three coal-laden barges; tugs Hall and Emerson cleared down with six grain and coal-laden barges.

p.5 To Improve Plant - Ogdensburg, Nov. 4th - The Rutland Transit company, operating eight steamers between Ogdensburg and Chicago, will spend about $100,000 improving the plant here during the winter. The present warehouses will be enlarged, one additional built, the dockage extended and modern machinery installed for unloading vessels.

Wouldn't Let Cook Go - Yesterday a large steamer called at Craig's wharf. It's cook took advantage of the call to prepare to depart, having been paid her wages a day or two before. In this stormy season it is difficult to get cooks for vessels, $2.75 a day being paid. When the cook of the vessel referred to was climbing down the ladder to the wharf she was discovered, and rather than let her depart, the ladder, with the lady clinging to it, was hauled up, and the vessel started out to get shelter elsewhere from the gale.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1905