The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1905

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p.2 Lake Ontario Car Ferry - A company known as the Ontario Car Ferry company has been formed to operate a car ferry between Charlotte and Port Hope. The company is composed of the Grand Trunk and Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg officials. One ferry-boat will be put in operation to start with. This boat will be capable of conveying twenty-five freight cars and will make one round trip a day, summer and winter. Similar car ferries are now in operation on Lake Michigan.


The steamer Aletha made a trip to Amherst Island today.

The steamer Donnelly was at Cobourg this morning, on her way to Kingston.

The government tug Scout came up the river last night. She is on her route lifting the buoys.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, from Charlotte with coal for Booth & Co., is unloading at Garden Island.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson up with five light barges; steamer Advance from Fort William with wheat.

Yesterday for the third time the steamer Michigan cleared for Oswego, but encountering heavy seas had to return. She is now in port.

The steambarge Hamilton, coal laden for Swift's from Charlotte, which has been wind-bound at Oswego for several days, is expected to arrive today.

The steamer Myles, with 39,000 bushels of wheat, arrived at Richardsons' elevator last evening from Fort William. This elevator is full, and the Myles will have to wait a day or two before being unloaded.

This past season 565 feet of pier work was completed at Charlotte at a cost of $32,432. At Cape Vincent contractor Henrick, Oswego, has placed one 100-foot crib in position and the foundation for the other is in. The super-structure for these will not be put in till next summer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1905