The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1906

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While going in the slip at Richardsons' yesterday, the scow Pilot sprung a leak, and the pumps had to be kept at work for several hours before all danger was averted.

The past season was the biggest in the history of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company. There was an increase of 21,817 in the number of passengers and thousands of tons of freight carried.

The steamer Edmonton is expected to pass Port Huron today, on her way to Richardsons' with wheat. She will lighten her cargo in the American city of about 40,000 bushels and will then have seventy thousand bushels to bring to Kingston.

The steambarge Navajo cleared this morning for Howe Island for a cargo of hay. She attempted the trip a few days ago but was forced to return, owing to the large amount of ice. The mild weather has broken up the ice considerably, and she may now be able to make the trip all right.

p.5 Personal Mention - Capt. Milligan, of St. Catharines, is in the city with his father-in-law, Capt. Edward Booth, Alfred street.

Capt. Robert Gaskin, of the steamer Falcon, of the Cleveland Cliff Iron company, has arrived home after a successful season.

p.8 Stella, Dec. 11th - ....W. McMaster has hauled the sloop Fleetwing out for the winter after a very successful season. Quite a number from here took in the special trip on the steamer Aletha to Kingston, on Wednesday last; they intend making two more trips weather permitting. The steambarge Navajo took a load of baled hay from Emerald to Kingston last week. Henry Filson received a carload of cedar posts on the Aletha a few days ago....

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1906