The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1906

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p.3 To Run To Kingston - The steamer State of New York is a steel boat, 203 feet in length, 59 feet 6 inches breadth over-guards, has a speed of fifteen miles an hour, large deck space, spacious cabins, and fifty-seven staterooms.

The company intends to run excursions to this city and will be guaranteed large crowds from the support received by the railroads that the boat will connect with. Don't fail to add your name to the subscription list, as the city will be benefitted generally by the excursion business.

p.5 Personal Mention - Thomas Fleming, president of the Lake Seamen's Union, leaves this week to attend the annual convention in Chicago as delegate for the local branch.

An Old Lake Captain - Cobourg, March 8th - A workman employed on a steam barge which is being renovated and refitted here, met with an accident yesterday by which he was considerably injured. Capt. Hugh Rooney, who was present, hastened up street and summoned a physician. Capt. Rooney's exertions proved too much for him and he dropped on the street. He was taken into the Queen's hotel and died soon afterwards. It is stated that apoplexy was the cause of his death. He was a brother of Capt. Dan Rooney, harbor master of this town and well known on the lakes, where he has sailed for years.

March 9, 1906

p.4 A New Excursion Steamer - The steamer State of New York, purchased by the Rochester & Ogdensburg Navigation company for the purpose of running excursions on the lake and river, will be a great boom to the city of Kingston if the allotment of stock for the city is subscribed to secure the running of at least three excursions a week to the city.

Every business man should give the proposition attention by subscribing for a few shares. Our merchants who are interested will be advertised on the steamer, the advertising in the form of a neat little circular which will be given all passengers. The investment promises twenty per cent.

p.8 R.A. & A.B. Mackay, vesselmen, have sold the steamer Lake Michigan to the Sarnia Transportation company. The Lake Michigan has sailed out of Hamilton for the last thirty-four years.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1906