The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Aug 1907

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p.2 Young Man Drowned - Alfred Merritt, deckhand, fell off steamer St. Lawrence while scrubbing it in government dry dock.


The schooner W.J. Suffel has cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Acacia will clear for Sodus Point.

The schooner Metzner cleared for Oswego to load coal for Collins Bay.

The steamer Algonquin arrived at Richardsons' from Fort William. She has a cargo of 70,000 bushels of wheat.

Folger's: Steamer St. Lawrence down; steambarge Waterlily up with freight; steamer Alexandria up tonight.

Crawford's: Schooner Bertha Kalkins from Oswego with coal; steambarge John Randall from Sodus Point with coal.

M.T. Co.: steamer George C. Horne, from Chicago, with 76,500 bushels of wheat; steamer Haddington cleared for Toronto.

Swift's: Steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Hamilton down today; steamer Picton up today; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer City of Ottawa up today; steamer Rideau King, from Ottawa tonight.

p.5 To Chaumont Bay - Kingston yachts will leave tomorrow for races.

Sailor In Trouble - sailor on steamer Algonquin refused to help unload; police called.

p.8 Had To Come To Terms - The captain of a schooner, plying out of this port, got himself into a little trouble with the union men here, a few days ago, and as a result, his schooner was tied up for a while. In the spring the skipper signed his crew, and if they were satisfactory he was to keep them for the season. A few days ago he paid them all off for no apparent reason, and this step was objected to by the Lake Seamen's Union. They would not allow any union men to take a berth on the ship, so the captain was forced to come to their terms or tie up for the winter.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Aug 1907