The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1906

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p.2 A Wireless Station - Fred. J. Humphrey is in the city, representing the De Forest Wireless Syndicate, of England, which intends establishing at Kingston one of its stations in connection with the great lakes wireless system. Stock is being offered for sale here, and attention is called to their advt. on another page. (page 4)



The steamer Alexandria called at Craig's wharf, last night, on her way up.

The steamer Navajo was at Richardsons' today, en route from Toronto to Montreal.

M.T. company: The steamer Advance called on her way from Fort William to Montreal.

Swift's wharf: the steamer Picton up tonight; steamer Hamilton down last night; steamer Kingston from Toronto to Prescott and return; steamer Aletha cleared for Napanee to take an excursion out of that town; steamer Caspian from Charlotte.

p.8 Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, July 21st - The steamer Nipigon carried away gates on lock sixteen, of the new canal, and the rush of water resulting carried away the two head gates of lock fifteen, at 2:15 o'clock this morning. The vessel was entering lock sixteen, and, in the usual way, the captain gave the engineer the bells to stop her, also the necessary bells to back up. The engineer, instead of reversing the engine, made a mistake and opened her out. The second engineer, on duty at the time, admits that he alone was to blame for the accident. This was the engineer's first season passing through the canal. About two days will be required to make the necessary repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1906