The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1906

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Aug. 30, 1906



The schooner Fleetwing which had such a mysterious adventure on the lake is owned in Trenton by Capt. Dougherty, who purchased her last spring from Capt. "Mac" Shaw, who sails the schooner Calkins. Capt. Shaw still has an interest in the Fleetwing. The captain of the latter schooner, who deserted her, is not the owner. Local mariners are puzzled over the Fleetwing episode. It is said that the schooner's captain caused trouble not long ago by refusing to allow the Trenton owner to go aboard at that port.

Laborers Won't Work.

Though there are many idle men about the streets, yet it is difficult to get willing workers for good wages. This morning a vessel captain experienced trouble in getting help to unload a cargo. There were laborers enough, but they did not care to work, preferring to loaf and drink.

A Roller Boat.

F.A. Knapp, a Prescott inventor, has announced his intention of constructing a roller boat which will cover the distance from New York to London in ten hours. It is to be eight hundred feet long and two hundred in diameter, and will be driven by two engines at the rate of two hundred miles an hour. Its paddles (steel angles five feet long) will be fixed the entire length.

Marine Paragraphs.

Craig's: the steamer Missisquoi from Rockport and Gananoque.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon, from Oswego, is at the Grove Inn with coal.

Swift's: the steamer Kingston down and up; the steamer Caspian from Charlotte; the steamer Belleville up; the steamer Rideau King for Ottawa.

On Saturday the steamer Aletha will begin her fall trips between Kingston and Bay of Quinte ports, the steamers Caspian and North King ending their daily trips here on Sunday.

The steambarge John Randalls (Randall) arrived this morning from Grenville, on the Ottawa river, with lumber for Anglin & Co. She will clear tomorrow for Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.

M.T. Co.: the S.S. Westmount and barges Ungava and Hamilton, with 300,000 bushels wheat and oats from Fort William; the tug Thomson from Montreal with two light barges, clearing on the return trip with three grain laden barges.

Traffic Keeps Brisk - steamer Caspian takes annual excursion of the Amherst Island Anglican church down river.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Tradewind is at Folger's wharf with soft coal from Charlotte.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1906