The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Sep 1906

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Craig's: steamer Alexandria from Quebec.

The schooner Clara is expected this afternoon from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner is in from Fairhaven with coal for Crawford.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down; the steamer Picton will touch tonight on her up trip.

M.T. Co.: tug Bronson, with three barges for Montreal; tug Hall with two barges for Montreal; tug Emerson with two barges from Charlotte.

The five-hundred footer is now a back number, seventy-eight vessels of that length or more having been built since the beginning of navigation in 1904. Designers are now contemplating the construction of one 650 feet long for a Duluth man. The "little fellows," continue to pay.

The steamer William Corey made a wonderful record in unloading at Conneaut. The big steamer passed Detroit on Saturday with pretty close to 10,000 tons of ore. She arrived at Conneault on Sunday morning, unloaded her cargo of ore in a little over four hours and passed Detroit bound up Sunday night.

p.5 To Put Down Buoys - Detroit, Sept. 8th - A Washington despatch says in view of the complaints made each year, during the fishing season on Lake Erie, of the seizure of American vessels on the Canadian side of the boundary for violation of the fishing laws, the suggestion has been made that Lake Erie be mapped accurately and that buoys be set along the boundary line as a line of demarcation beyond which vessels from either side may not go. The suggestion includes the stationing of a revenue cutter on the line of buoys to see that the boundary is observed.

p.8 License Suspended - Capt. W.L. Visger, Alexandria Bay, as a result of the recent examination before United States Local Steamboat Inspectors Moulther and Chestnut, when he was charged with a violation of the navigation laws, has been found guilty and has had his pilot's license suspended for a period of ten months. This allows the steamers Castanet and Capt. Visger to run about the islands as before, but deprives Capt. Visger of being his own pilot.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Sep 1906