The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1907

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Loaded On Schooner Ceylon For Kingston.

The largest cargo of oak taken from Toledo in many years was that laden on board the schooner Ceylon, on Friday, it consisting of 50,000 cubic feet and valued at $20,000. The Ceylon cleared for Kingston, and the timber will be loaded on a vessel for London, Eng. Once the United States supplied the world's market for oak, but the great American forests are nearly exhausted, and oak is now an expensive luxury. It was not uncommon, years ago, for vessels to take out of Lake Erie ports millions of feet of oak, but this will be a thing of the past forever.

To See Government.

The boards of trade of Toronto and Kingston will shortly send a deputation to the dominion government with the request that the St. Lawrence canals be deepened and widened so as to accommodate ocean vessels permitting them to pass right up to ports on the great lakes.

Marine Paragraphs.

The sloop Glad Tidings is unloading hay at the G.T.R. wharf.

The steamer Havana called at the drydock Tuesday, on its up trip.

The steamer Tecumseh passed up on Tuesday, with a cargo of pulpwood.

The fish boat C.W. Cole was here today from Cape Vincent, for a cargo of fish.

The schooner J.B. Kitchen arrived from Charlotte with coal for the K. & P. wharf.

Swift's: steamers Hamilton up this morning, fourteen hours late; Dundurn down today; Belleville down tonight; R. & O. steamyacht Tranquil left for the east this morning.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: schooner W.J. Suffel from Charlotte with coal; steamer Westmount with 90,000 bushels of wheat, and consort Ungava, with 71,000 bushels of wheat, from Fort William; tug Emerson from Montreal with two light barges, cleared for Charlotte with two coal barges.

The steamer Carlton, recently built in Scotland for Capt. Frank Hall, Ottawa, a boat that will carry a million feet or more of lumber, has been chartered by E.W. Rathbun & Co., to carry lumber from the company's mill at Grand Valley, Gulf of St. Lawrence, up the St. Lawrence river to Oswego.

p.5 The dredge Sir Wilfred has left Port Hope for Toronto, where the dredge will be taken in charge by the Polson company and repaired.

Steamer Advance Libelled - St. Catharines, Sept. 18th - The steamer Advance was held up in the Welland canal, at Thorold, by High Constable Boyle, who compelled Purser Macfarlane to return to the city to show why four English sailors discharged without seven days' pay should not be settled with. The case was heard by Police Magistrate Comfort, and the men told the story of seven days' wretchedness inflicted upon them by Capt. Daust, who finally discharged them because they were English. When the evidence was taken Macfarlane settled with the men and paid the costs and the boat proceeded.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1907