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

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p.1 A Protest Entered - Detroit, Sept. 29th - A protest against the removal of the main light at Port Colborne, on insufficient notice, has been sent to the Canadian marine department at Ottawa, by President Livingston, of the Lake Carriers. It is believed that at least thirty days' notice of such a radical course ought to be given masters of vessels using the Welland canal. The proposed change is desired because of improvements about to be made at Port Colborne.



Captain Of Turret Crown Escapes With Warning.

The fine of $1,000 imposed on Capt. J. Cavanaugh of the British steamer Turret Crown, at Superior, has been remitted. The Turret Crown hailed from a Canadian port and took on a cargo of grain at one of the Superior elevators without first being inspected. At the hearing the captain testified that while he was up town for the purpose of securing clearing papers, the officials of the elevator loaded the steamer. Capt. Cavanaugh was warned to be more careful in the future.

The Canadian steamer Rosemount, which stranded in the Soo river recently, has been placed in the dry dock at Superior. Seventeen plates will have to come off, but it is said they can be replaced after being rerolled.

Too Much Whistling.

About ten o'clock last night a steamer entered the harbor and gave a great exhibition of whistling. It tooted vigorously at short intervals, when there was absolutely no need, especially on a clear moonlight night. The police should see that the by-law regarding steamboat whistling in the harbor is enforced. The steamer Kingston was an offender on many mornings throughout the season, and west-end residents have been complaining.

Marine Notes.

The storm drum is hoisted at the dry dock.

The schooner Cornelia is at Crawford's with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Tradewind is at Anglin's with coal from Charlotte.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins, from Oswego with coal, is at Sowards'.

Tomorrow will be the last day for the steamers Kingston and Caspian.

Craig's wharf: steamer Stranger cleared for Smith's Falls; Waterlily up.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is at the spile dock from Charlotte with coal.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton down; Rideau Queen cleared for Smith's Falls; Dundurn up.

M.T. Co.: The steamer A.D. Davidson, from Duluth with 79,800 bushels of flaxseed; the steamer Westmount and consorts cleared for Fort William; the tug Emerson and three barges cleared for Montreal; the tug Thomson and three barges from Montreal; the steamer A.D. Davidson cleared for Duluth; the tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three barges.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1906