The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1907

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The sloop Granger has been laid up for the season.

The steamer Advance is on her way from Fort William with wheat for the M.T. Co.

The schooner Ford River reached here from Charlotte with coal for the M.T. Co.

The steamer Nevada, loaded with grain, from Fort William, was expected to reach Richardsons' before night.

The tugs Emerson and Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal with several more light barges, which will be laid up for the season.

The schooner J.B. Kitchen arrived from Charlotte, on her final trip of the season, with coal for the Kingston & Pembroke railway wharf.

The steambarge Glengarry arrived at Swift's today with coal from Sodus Point. The steamer Bickerdike has not put in an appearance yet. She has been expected for over a week.


The new car ferry, Ontario No. 1, running between Cobourg and Charlotte, is attracting a great deal of attention. A number of Kingstonians have had the pleasure of inspecting the ferry, and they have been much impressed with all that they saw. The ferry also carried passengers. Arrangements are now under foot for the building of another for the same purpose.

The ferry carries twenty-eight loaded cars. The amount of coal carried on one trip is estimated at 2,851,700 pounds, and then there is of course the weight of the cars to be also taken into consideration. The ferry is 310 feet long, 56 feet in breadth, with a tonnage of 3,229 tons register.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1907