The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1906

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - A well-known sailor has a complaint against a local steamboat company in the matter of wages. He contends that he was hired at one dollar a day and then was only paid $25 a month.

People are complaining about steamers whistling unnecessarily early in the mornings. This morning at six o'clock a steamer whistled for several minutes. This is wholly uncalled for. Captains should use a little common sense.


The government supply boat Scout left for down the river last night.

The tug Florence, after repairs to her engine, cleared last night down the river.

The steambarge Waterlily, Picton to Montreal, freight-laden, passed down last night.

The schooner Clara cleared last night for Charlotte, for soft coal for Swift & Co.

The schooner Tradewind cleared last night for Charlotte, to load coal for W.G. Craig & Co.

The steamer Alexandria passed down to Quebec, last night, with over 100 passengers on board.

The steamer Missisquoi had a large number from Rockport and Gananoque on her arrival in town this morning.

M.T. company: tug Thomson and four light barges from Montreal; steamer Robert Wallace from Duluth with 79,800 bushels of flax; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with four grain laden barges.

James Howden, mechanical superintendent of public works at Ottawa, is in the city in connection with the new steel dredge Montague, which is being painted, caulked, etc., at the dry dock.

The pleasure yacht Harbinger and a two-master from Rochester are anchored in the harbour opposite Folger's. She has a cruising party on board and besides skiffs also carries a gasoline launch.

The steamer Kingston was delayed over an hour at Rochester, N.Y., last night, owing to a log having become entangled in one of the wheels. The delay was overcome, however, and the boat was only ten minutes late in arriving at this port.

Caspian's Big Crowd - The popular steamer Caspian had a full load of Thousand Island sightseers on her trip down the river this morning. Besides her round-trip travellers out of Rochester, she had on board fully three hundred from bay ports, including the Adolphustown English excursion.

p.5 Twenty New Freighters - Cleveland, Aug. 14th - The American Shipbuilding company has closed a contract to build a 10,000 ton steamer for William and Arthur H. Hawgood, of Cleveland, to cost $410,000, and to be delivered next spring. She will be 552 feet over all, 532 feet keel, 56 feet beam, and 31 feet deep. The American Shipbuilding company now has orders to build twenty big freighters for delivery in 1907.

p.7 Thousand Island Park, Aug. 13th - ....The Visgars have a scow fastened to the shore at Fine View to make a landing for their yachts to take on passengers. Owing to some technicality they are not allowed to land at Fine View dock.

H.A. Laughlin's magnificent new yacht Corona has arrived on the river. It came from New York by way of Montreal.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The tug Rescue arrived from Ogdensburg, N.Y., this morning.

The tug William L. Proctor arrived from Ogdensburg this morning, to take a light barge to Charlotte for coal.

The yacht Aileen arrived last night with an excursion from Perth. She is docked at Anglin's wharf.

On one of the morning trips, the steamer Wolfe Islander was the scene of a little fracas between an officer of the boat and an passenger. The latter got into an argument concerning the fare, and before matters were adjusted, Marquis of Queensbury rules had to be consulted.

All Finally Rescued - Chicago, Aug. 14th - Capt. John J. McCaffrey, his wife, son and daughter and a crew of nine men were rescued, yesterday, from a boat of the barge J.H. Hurd, which was in a sinking condition on Lake Michigan six miles off Grosse Point by the freighter Mohawk. The barge, which was bound from Alpena, Mich., to Chicago with a cargo of telegraph poles, sprang a leak and all hands were compelled to take to a small boat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1906