The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1906

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p.2 Action Ended - The action of the Thousand Island Steamboat company against Walter L. Visger, Alexandria Bay, has been discontinued on stipulation of attorneys and on order of County Judge Emerson, without costs. The action was brought to recover $1,000 damages for libel, the plaintiff alleging that statements made in Visger's advertising matter falsely reflected on the seaworthiness of the plaintiff's boats.

Marine Paragraphs.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Cornelia and Kalkins from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Suffel, from Charlotte with coal, is at the penitentiary wharf.

The steamer Idler, of Alexandria Bay, is here to enter Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The schooner New Dominion from Fairhaven with coal, is at Rathbun's Grove Inn wharf.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Echo from Belleville and Ariadne from Gananoque with grain.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia up; Cuba and Alexandria down; and Stranger from Smith's Falls today.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston and Caspian down on Sunday; Rideau King cleared for Ottawa and Picton down today.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Fairmount and consorts Quebec and Melrose from Fort William with 215,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Antelope will come down from Smith's Falls at the end of the week, and enter Davis' dry dock for improvements.

p.8 War On The Rideau - There is vigorous steamboat opposition on the Rideau these beautiful autumn days. When the steamer Stranger, of Smith's Falls, showed herself on the route between there and Kingston, Captain Noonan, of the Rideau Lakes Navigation company, prepared to fight the boat that encroached upon a route he has controlled for years. The steamer Rideau Queen was scheduled to go into fall quarters, but she is being continued on the route to Smith's Falls. Both passenger and freight rates have been cut, and it will be a case of survival of the fittest.

Capt. Noonan's Birthday - general manager of Rideau Lakes Navigation company is 53.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1906