The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1906

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p.1 To Tie Up Trade - Detroit, May 1st - All men affiliated with the International Longshoremen Marine and Transport Workers' Association stopped work at midnight and the fight which it is believed will practically tie up navigation on the great lakes was begun. The fight begins mostly in Lake Erie, but it is believed that it will be sure to spread to all points and that nearly 30,000 sailors and dock laborers affected will be thrown out of employment and that as many men ashore will also be idle.

Remove Old Warships - Ottawa, May 1st - A cable has been received by Earl Grey from Lord Elgin, stating that the Canadian government can remove the two British vessels which are in the Thames river, near Chatham, since the war of 1812. The Canadian government asked the British government what they wanted to do with these vessels.



M.T. company elevator: steamer Carthaginia from Duluth, with wheat; tug Mary P. Hall cleared with three grain-laden barges for Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King left at 4 a.m. on her first trip of the season, down the Rideau to Ottawa; steamer Aletha, Picton and bay ports.

The tug Jessie Hall was released from the government dry dock Monday afternoon. She had sprung a leak in the canal and had to have some caulking done.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, down early this morning on her first trip of the season. Propeller Persia expected down from Hamilton tonight on her initial trip.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The Yacht Club Association directors met this morning, and formally received the deed of the club property from the Cameron estate, the transaction being completed.

p.8 Marine Paragraphs - Capt. Henry Esford left today for Toronto to bring down the steamer Kingston to enter the government dry dock the latter part of this week.

The steamer Turbinia did not arrive in port today to go on the dry dock, as was expected. She was probably delayed in the Cornwall canal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1906