The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1906

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Considerable hay is brought to the city daily by the ferry steamer Wolfe Islander.

The steamer Toronto had about one hundred passengers on her down trip this morning.

The schooner Robrt McDonald cleared light, last night, for the foot of Wolfe Island.

The steamer Alexandria passed down last night with freight and passengers from Charlotte to Montreal.

M.T. company: tug Emerson and two coal laden barges from Charlotte; tug Mary P. Hall and one grain barge cleared for Ogdensburg.

Richardsons': schooner Queen of the Lakes is loading feldspar for Charlotte; schooner Lizzie Metzner will load feldspar for Sodus.

The walking beam on the steamer Argyle, bound from Oshawa for Toronto, broke on Saturday morning just after the boat had left the former point. The steamer Erindale was signalled for aid, but the captain of the latter, it is said, refused to take off passengers without being promised an exorbitant figure for towing the disabled Argyle. He modified his demands on being threatened by the Argyle captain with the rigors of the marine law.

p.4 Picton Yachters - annual meeting of Picton Yacht Club, they elected officers; honorary Commodore, Wellington Boulter; Commodore, H.S. Miller; vice-commodore, R.G.K. Hepburn; secretary-treasurer, E.W. Sherriff; committee of management (8 named members); sailing committee (8 named members).

p.5 To Oust Company - Want Rapids of Soo River Undisturbed - The Lake Carrier's Association doesn't want a water power company to control rapids of Soo River; engineers want to enlarge Weitzel lock, which would cause its shutting down for three years; lake carriers claim a much larger lock is needed.

p.6 Steamer Aletha - Aletha, Capt. Roys, is chartered for the spring and fall Picton-Kingston route by the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company; in July and August it is already booked for over 40 day excursions.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. P. McGlade has left for Prescott to take charge of the government steamer Reserve.

The steamer St. Lawrence had a trial spin about the harbor this morning and everything was found to be in ship shape.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1906