The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Mar 1908

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p.1 Gets A Medal - Dunnville, March 18th - As a recognition of his faithful discharge of his duties, the imperial government has awarded Fergus Scholfield late keeper of the Port Maitland lighthouse, a long service medal, which was forwarded here from England through the Canadian department of marine and fisheries. The presentation was made in the town hall by Judge Douglas while Richard Smithers of Mohawk Island Light and Capt. Brennan briefly gave a sketch of Mr. Scholfield's life, relating how when a young man, he joined the Welland Field Battery, and at Fort Erie during the Fenian Raid, lost a leg. He was afterwards appointed to the lighthouse at Port Maitland, remaining until his superannuation last summer, after nearly forty years of service.

p.2 A Settlement Reached - The matter of the damage to the steamer Wolfe Islander, in breaking through Cataraqui bridge, some time ago, has been mutally settled between the township of Wolfe Island and the bridge company, without going to court.

Personal Mention - Capt. Thomas Donnelly, who is in John Hopkins hospital, Baltimore, is a little better, and it is expected that he will be able to return to Kingston shortly.

Had A Bad Fall - David Strachan, carpenter, working on M.T. company barge Ungava, fell into dry dock.

Marine Men Arrive - Quite a number of marine men have arrived in the city within the past few days to look after the fitting out of the boats for the summer. The steamboat companies have everything in good shape for the opening, and everything now depends on the weather man.

p.8 The schooner William Jamieson, owned by the late Capt. Savage, Picton, and recently sold to Kingston parties, is being got ready for coal carrying with the opening of navigation.

Good Ice Yachting -

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Mar 1908