The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1907

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p.1 Loss of Life On The Lakes - Ottawa, April 15th - According to a return prepared by the department of marine 205 lives have been lost by wrecks on Lake Hurons and Superior since 1882. The greatest marine catastrophe on the two lakes reported to the department during that period was the foundering of the steamer Asia, with a loss of ninety-two lives, on September 14th, 1882. Last fall there were eight wrecks reported with a total loss of $374,000.

Wages Are Advanced - Cleveland, April 15th - An agreement was reached on Saturday between representatives in the Lake Carriers' Association and the Seamen's and Firemen's Union. By the terms of the agreement seamen and firemen employed on the great lakes are given a ten per cent advance in wages.



The schooner M.A. Lydon arrived at Anglin's wharf Saturday afternoon, from Fairhaven, with a cargo of hard coal.

Capt. Patterson's was the first vessel, the schooner Lydon, to arrive in North New Haven this season and thus he won the prize of a new hat. His is also the first vessel to arrive in Kingston this year with a cargo of coal.

The Rideau Steamers.

The officers of the Rideau Lakes Navigation company's steamers this season will be:

Rideau King - Captain, David Pritchard; engineer, Thomas Simmons; purser, W. Noonan, Kingston.

Rideau Queen - Captain, Edward Fleming; engineer, Joseph Noonan; purser, George Richards.

The King will begin her trips on May 1st and the Queen on June 23rd.

Marine News.

Swift's: Steamer Aletha, from bay ports down and up today.

The Welland canal opened today. A large number of freighters are lying at St. Catherines waiting to go through.

The pleasure yacht Skylark arrived here today from Brockville, with the household effects of Capt. Robert Carnegie, who has purchased a house in Kingston.

The steamers Fairmount, Melrose, Westmount, Niagara, and steambarge Quebec, of the M.T. company, will clear tonight for Fort William. The Melrose will take with it the barge Hamilton.

The repairs to the steamer Mississiquoi are about finished and the steamer will leave for Brockville this week.

The steel frame of the steamer built at the Kingston foundry for the Lake of Bays navigation company is completed at Huntsville.

p.5 Marine Notes - The steamer New York went on the dry dock this afternoon for repairs.

The Welland canal opened at eight o'clock. The first boat to lock up was the Robert Wallace, followed by the John Gault.

The steamer Islander left Folger's wharf at noon for Alexandria Bay, and had on board a number of passengers. The vessel is looking spick and span, as a result of the overhauling given it.

p.6 The Workmen Left - steamer Rosemount takes 196 laborers to work in pulp wood mills on Simpson Island, Neepigon Bay, on north shore of Lake Superior.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1907