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

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p.2 Struck By A Bullet - L. Harris, wheelsman of schooner Maggie L., (Capt. R. LaRush), narrowly missed by bullet fired from R.M.C. ranges.

Careless Target Practice - letter to editor from Capt. LaRush, giving more detail of incident.

Marine Notes.

Craig's: steamer Stranger cleared this morning for Smith's Falls; the steamer Persia down today.

Swift's: steamer Hamilton up last night; steamer Belleville down today; steamer Picton up today; steamer Rideau King up tonight from Ottawa; schooner Clara expected today from Sodus with coal.

Richardsons': schooner McDonald arrived from one of the islands with grain; schooner Queen of the Lakes is unloading feldspar for Charlotte; steamer Phoenix, of Chicago, is expected today with a load of coal.

When do the civic authorities intend to take steps to urge upon the marine department the necessity of blasting out the long shoal in the harbor, and opposite William and Johnson streets? Something should be done soon.

M.T. Co.: steamer Turret Chief from Fort William; steamer Brittanic (sic - Britannic ?) from Chicago with 75,000 bushels of corn; tug Thomson from Montreal with five light barges; tug Mary P. Hall from Montreal with four barges; tug Thomson will clear today for Montreal with four grain laden barges; steamer Brittanic will clear for Chicago.

p.5 Visited The Harbor - Mr. Sing, chief engineer of the public works department for Eastern Ontario, visited the harbor today, on the steamyacht S. & Y., accompanied by Hon. William Harty, James Stewart, H.W. Richardson, Sanford Calvin, L.L. Henderson, J.E. Cunningham, John Donnelly, Francis King, Capt. Fraser, Capt. Foote (Hamilton), Joseph Hanley and Frederic Rees. The trip was to examine the shoals in the harbor. Mr. Sing said before the work proceeded it would be wise to have a survey made. James Stewart, however, supplied a copy of the survey made in 1898, and this was found satisfactory. The engineer will report the requirements to the department. A trip to Portsmouth was made to see the pier. Reeve Fisher was called out and it was found few in the village had asked for pier improvements. Mr. Sing left at noon for Mallorytown.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1906