The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Dec 1906

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p.2 Residents Indignant - ratepayers of Simcoe Island upset that despite lack of ice, Wolfe Islander did not come to pick them up at Channel Grove wharf and take them to Kingston the last two Saturdays; they pay towards costs of ferry.

p.4 Marine Intelligence - The steambarge Navajo is still busy. The vessel arrived with another cargo of pressed hay from Howe Island, and cleared this morning for Stella, where she will load hay.

The steamer Aletha arrived with a cargo of hay from Howe Island.

p.5 All aids to navigation in the Detroit river and vicinity have been brought in and navigation through the lakes for this season is formally ended, though the big John Stanton has cleared from Buffalo, light, for Duluth, and the Boyce is on her way from Cleveland for Chicago.

p.8 An Honorable Member - At last night's meeting of the Masters' and Mates' Association, Capt. William Lesslie was elected an honorary life member of the association, and many complimentary remarks were passed upon the good work of the Kingstonian, who succeeded in the difficult task of raising the Bavarian.

The members of the association state that Capt. Lesslie is entitled to all the praise, and comment was made on his modesty in allowing others to attempt to rob him of that honor. Such men as Capt. Booth, Capt. Esford, Capt. Batten, Capt. James Martin had given the credit solely to Capt. Lesslie, and this was sufficent to settle the question.

Neepawah is Safe - W.J. McNeil received a telegram today from his son William McNeil, who is employed as purser on the steamer Neepaway, stating that the vessel had arrived safely at the Soo. Despatches stated yesterday that it was feared that the vessel had gone down.

Loss Settled - The marine underwriters settled with Mr. Plunkett, Cobourg, for the loss of the steambarge Strathmore on Lake Superior. The amount paid was $15,000. Capt. Sullivan reported to Mr. Plunkett that there was not enough left on the Strathmore to make a match box, and to abandon all hope of salvage.

Has Not Yet Reported - Hon. William Harty has received word from the minister of marine that the department has not yet received a report from Engineer Sing, who, several months ago, visited Kingston harbor to examine the large shoal which, it is desirable, should be removed. The minister has reported Mr. Sing to report at once. It is understood that soundings will be taken in the harbor during the winter. The minister of marine promises that the matter shall receive every attention.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Dec 1906