The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1908

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p.1 Gananoque, April 20th - The government supply boat Scout paid her regular spring visit here, on Friday, with supplies for the lighthouses in the adjacent waters.

The first arrival, indicating the opening of navigation in these waters, was that of the steambarge Hinckley, of Oswego, which steamed in here, on Saturday morning, with a cargo of coal.

The coal heavers went out on strike on Saturday afternoon, after the Hinckley's arrival. They had been getting 30 cents an hour last season, and were only offered 20 cents this year.



The steamer Aletha brought a large number of passengers to the city on Saturday. She also had a good load down today from bay ports.

The steamer D.C. Whitney, which has been purchased by a Kingston syndicate, has gone from Milwaukee to Chicago to load grain for the eastern city.

The tug Emerson, of the M.T. Co., arrived light from Oswego, and cleared for that port, with two coal barges. The steamer Windsor cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Toronto.

Navigation by the Thousand Island Steamboat company has begun between Alexandria Bay and Clayton. On May 3rd the Sunday service will be put into operation for the remainder of the summer season.

The water is higher down the Rideau than it has been in years. A great deal of the marsh that has not been covered with water for years and years, has now entirely disappeared, under twelve or fourteen inches of water.

The Water Still Rising - not in many years has the water been so high....

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Mary Ann Lydon will clear tonight for Oswego.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1908