The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1906

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p.1 Will Be Looked Into - Detroit, Aug. 23rd - Canadian cruiser Vigilant is destroying nets of American fishermen in Lake Erie; they claim they were well into American waters.



Captain George Robertson, of the schooner Oliver Mowat, fell through a hatchway when off Oak Orchard, Friday night, and broke one of his legs. The Mowat was run into Olcott Beach and has since been awaiting the arrival of a master. Capt. Robertson is at Oswego City Hospital.

A Slack Season.

"Yes, shipping is at present a trifle dull," said Capt. J. Mahoney, of the sloop Pilot, this morning, "and I don't much expect business will pick up until early in September, when the new grain comes in."

The several small craft that ply the bay ports are lying idle in the harbor, and taking advantage of the slack season to fix up for the fall. Both the sloops Ariadne and Pilot are being painted.

Captain Denies Storm.

Capt. James Mahoney, of the schooner Pilot, called at the Whig office, this morning, to deny yesterday's report that his boat was caught in a recent storm and somewhat damaged.

Marine Notes.

The steamer Belleville is due up from Montreal today.

The steamer Rideau Queen left for Ottawa this morning.

The schooner Tradewind cleared for Charlotte from the penitentiary.

The steamer Dundurn, from Montreal to Hamilton, passed up today.

The steambarge Kenirving arrived last night, with coal from Oswego for Sowards.

The tug Skylark brought a coal-laden barge into port last night. The steambarge Resolute brought the barge from Erie to Port Colborne where the tug took her in tow. The Resolute returned to Erie for coal and will come to port to get her barge next week.

Trouble Still Brews - who really owns the scow? - lawyer now involved.

p.4 More Races - the Frontenac Yacht Club of Alexandria Bay announces them.

p.7 Gananoque, Aug. 22nd - The coal schooner Theodore Voges, having landed her cargo at Taylor & Green's coal sheds, cleared for Charlotte last evening.

p.8 Officer Hit In Face - Alexandria Bay, Aug. 23rd - trouble started when Officer Moulther, Oswego, claimed that Capt. Visger was carrying too many passengers.

Took A New Route - Capt. Allan, steamer America, took different route through islands.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1906