The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1907

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The steamer City of New York passed Kingston on her way from Quebec to Erie, with pulpwood.

The schooner Charley Marshall cleared from the penitentiary for Port Hope.

The steamer Niagara arrived at Folger's wharf on her way to Picton, where she will take on a cargo of apples, for Montreal.

Swift's: steamer Cornwall down today; steamer Belleville up Saturday; steamer Hamilton down Saturday; tug Harrison touched Sunday on her way from Fort William to Prescott; steamer Aletha from bay ports.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Maggie L. from the foot of Wolfe Island with oats; tug Kate and barges Klondyke, Siren and Maggie cleared for Montreal with oats; schooner J.B. Kitchen loaded with feldspar, cleared for Charlotte, at five o'clock, Sunday morning; steamer Algonquin is due on Wednesday from Fort William with wheat.

M.T. company's elevator: The steamer Wasaga, from Fort William, with 52,000 bushels of wheat, steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Ralph, from Chicago, with 48,000 bushels of corn, and consort Harold, with 48,000 bushels of corn; steamer Iroquois arrived light on her way from Montreal, to Charlotte; tug Thomson up with three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges; steamers Wasaga and Fairmount cleared for Fort William.

Steps will be taken next season to largely increase the Richelieu & Ontario fleet. A new steamer will be ready for service between Montreal and Quebec, early in the summer, while a steamer for the rapids service, the Rapids Queen, a sister of the Rapids King, will probably be completed before the close of the season. It is proposed to build a new boat to replace the burned Picton, though this will not be ready until the following year. As to the summer's business officials state that during July and August splendid trade was done, equal and perhaps superior to that of the same months last year, but the late opening in June and the long continuance of cold weather caused a large falling off in that month, while the cold in September was the cause of an early closing of the tourist season. The total, therefore, showed a reduction in the passenger business.



Will Have A Series Of Addresses.

The masters and mates, whose homes are in Kingston, are beginning to arrive for the winter. Nearly all of the R. & O. and White Squadron men are here and are planning for the homecoming of their comrades from the upper lakes. The coming winter promises to be the most pleasant and profitable in the history of the association. On Thursday afternoon last, a committee met to outline the winter work.

Francis King and Ald. T.J. Rigney, (both honorary members), will be requested to speak to the association on the subject of the marine laws of Canada. Their old-time friend, Abraham Shaw, on the customs registrations; Captain George Batton and Captain A. McDonald, on piloting between Quebec and Kingston. Both of these gentlemen are as familar with the St. Lawrence as their own back yards.

Captain E. Booth's subject will be "The New Log." Captain H. Esford's subject will be "The Shifting of Currents, and Dangerous Shoals Recently Discovered Between Prescott and Kingston." Captain Frank Lawrence will speak on the "Navigation of Lake Temiskaming, and the Montreal River." Captain Charles Martin will give at least one afternoon's talk on the burning question, "The New Rules In Force On The St. Lawrence Canals." A strong deputation will go to Ottawa from the association on this subject. Captain Carnegie, of the White Squadron, will be asked to speak on the "Pitfalls Attending the Coasting Trade."

As the request of the association was refused last winter, to have Captain Donnelly's lectures given in their hall, and as the members refuse to go anywhere else, this series of lectures will be a pleasing innovation.

The hall, 149 Sydenham street, will be open after November 1st, every afternoon and evening and visiting mariners are expected to call and enjoy the hospitality of the most genial club in town.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1907