The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1907

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Apropos of the suggestion of the wiping out of the Gibraltar lighthouse near Toronto, it is recalled that the lighthouse on Snake Island is probably the oldest in the province so far as can be learned. It was erected about 1813 and has been maintained ever since. During the war of 1812-15 Kingston was the quarters of a section of the British navy and a lighthouse was placed on Snake Island as a light to the entrance of the harbor. This was followed by the erection of a lighthouse which stands today as a guard of the southern channel into the harbor.

Cost Them Dear.

Subscribers to the stock in the proposed Rochester and Ogdensburg Navigation company are holding frequent meetings in connection with a call for a settlement of the affairs of the company. Those interested state that it will cost them $10 to $250 each for their effort to provide a fast excursion boat for this part of the river.

The company was incorporated with a capital of $50,000, with several prominent Ogdensburg citizens as incorporators. A glowing prospectus was issued and subscriptions were solicited. Among those who responded and paid in were Dr. D. Young and Miss Margaret Young, of Toronto, who invested to the extent of $540. They recently placed the matter in the hands of Attorney E.P. Lynch for the purpose of recovering their money. In addition debts were contracted totalling over $2,500, one advertisement inserted in a New York paper costing $78 a day.

Edgar A. Newell, president of the board of trade, Ogdensburg, was announced in the advertisement as president of the company. He telegraphed the papers to withdraw his name, stating that it was being used without his authority. Others had also made moves toward withdrawing about the same time, but the lawyers contend that none are exempt from paying in their subscriptions, after which the affairs of the corporation will be wound up and the residue provided pro rata.

Marine Items.

The steamer Missisquoi will arrive from Rockport tomorrow.

The schooner Acacia cleared today for Sodus, to load coal for Crawford's.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared today, for Charlotte, to load coal for the asylum.

The scow Three Brothers has arrived from Trenton, with a cargo of peas and rye, for Richardson's.

The steamer W.D. Morley, which arrived with corn for the M.T. company, from Chicago, hoisted the American flag, early this morning, in honor of the 4th of July.

Swift's: The steamer Picton, up tonight; the steamer Kingston down this morning; the steamer Rideau King down this morning; the steamer North King down today; the steamer Dundurn down yesterday.

M.T. Co.: The tug Mary arrived from Montreal with two light barges; the steamer Bothnia called, on her way from Montreal to Oswego, for coal; the steamer W.D. Morley arrived from Chicago, with 66,500 bushels of corn; the tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with three light barges; the tug Mary P. Hall arrived, from Oswego, with two coal barges, and cleared for Montreal with two coal barges and two grain barges; the steamer Westmount and schooner Ungava cleared for Fort William.

p.8 A Gala Afternoon - Ladies' day at Yacht Club.

Reached Quebec - July 4th - Steamer Stormount, Capt. Fraser, from Sydney, with a cargo of steel rails for the Transcontinental railway, arrived in port, yesterday afternoon, and was moored in the Louise docks. The Stormount is a new steamer, built in Great Britain, last winter, for the Montreal Transportation company, and will be employed on the upper lakes.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1907