The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1906

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p.1 Maiden Trip of Steamer - Detroit, July 18th - The Michigan, first of the trio of 10,000 ton steamers under contract for the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron company, left the Ecorse yards of the Great Lakes Engineering Works bound for Marquette for her first cargo of ore. The vessel was in command of Capt. S.A. Lyons, Algonac, and the engines were in charge of C.H. Menmuir, Detroit. These two men were together in the steamer Angeline in the great gale on Lake Superior last fall, when the steamer was not heard from for several days, and at last emerged enclosed in a sheathing of ice. On board was A. Hynd, supervising engineer for the Cleveland-Cliffs fleet, who left the vessel at Algonac. He said she was making excellent progress on her voyage. The Michigan is expected to bring her first load to Ashtabula, though this is not settled definitely.

p.2 Police Court - A woman's tongue, in all its strength and persuasive volubility, failed to win out in the case. Mrs. Blakley entered a claim for wages.

The complainant, the cook on a schooner, claimed that before leaving on the last trip she told the captain she would not go unless she got $1 a day wages. He said nothing but allowed her to go. He only paid her $21.50, and she thought the sum due her was $24.

Telling his story the captain said he hired Mrs. Blakeley (sic) at $25 a month and paid her accordingly. Previous to the last trip she did clamour for $1 a day, but she cooled down and when he was about to clear she made no attempt to get off. He also stated she showered abusive language at him.

The Other Side - Edward McDermott, who has charge of the news stand on Swift's wharf, is the one who ran yesterday's excursion; there were 309 on board the Aletha, which is allowed 350 passengers; there were enough people on wharf to fill second boat if they all purchased tickets.

The Nash Stands - Nash brothers have a complete system of news, souvenir and candy stands on the large steamers of the Folger line; they also have a stand on steamers Iroquois and Island Belle.

Should Stop It - barrels of gasoline should not be carried aboard passenger steamers.

Have Fenced In Slip - Craig's wharf was docked in this spring, is now being filled in, has been fenced.

Two Steamers Race - Yesterday the steamers Caspian and Kingston made about the best time of the season. They both arrived from Thousand Islands and docked at Swift's wharf about 4:30 o'clock, the former boat being first in port. Promptly at five, the two popular steamers pulled out, all their flags fluttering to a stiff breeze. Each "nose to nose," they commenced a friendly race to the intense interest of those on the wharf. The reliable Caspian put on all steam and kept up well a goodly distance up the lake, eventually, however, falling behind with such an opposition as the big R. & O. boat put up.

Marine Paragraphs.

The steamer Hamilton was seven hours overdue last night, passing up.

The propellor Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, passed down this morning.

The steamer Iroquois, west-bound, Alexandria Bay to Lewiston, passed up this morning.

Crawford's: schooner Lizzie Metzner from Sodus with coal; schooner Clara Youell cleared for Oswego.

Captain Donnelly has sent the yacht Wyonda to Sault Ste. Marie in charge of Captain Black and Engineer Kirk.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1906