The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1908

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p.5 A Lake Captain - Watertown, N.Y., May 15th - Capt. H.L. Jones, aged 48, one of the best known captains on the upper lakes, died suddenly, yesterday, of acute indigestion. He had sailed between Buffalo and Duluth practically all his life. Last season he was master of the steamer Wilbert L. Smith, and this year was booked to sail the J.F. Durston, both United States Transportation company freighters. He was a prominent Mason.


The steamer Alexandria will be at Folger's tonight from Montreal.

The steambarge Robert McDonald cleared for Sodus, to load coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Glengarry cleared from Richardsons', with corn for Montreal and Quebec.

Swift's: steamer City of Ottawa up; steamer Aletha from bay points; schooner Briton cleared for Oswego after unloading coal.

The steamer St. Lawrence is nearly fitted out and will leave shortly for Alexandria Bay, to go on her regular run among the islands.

M.T. Co.: tug Glide up from Montreal with three barges, cleared for that port with two barges; steamer Edmonton passed down on her way from Fort William to Prescott with wheat; steamer George C. Howe cleared for Chicago, and steamer Neebing cleared for Fort William.

The steamer Argyle was originally known as the Empress of India. The vessel was built for A.W. Hepburn, Picton, about twenty-five years ago by the Niagara Falls Shipbuilding company, at a cost of $40,000, and the owner used her for a freight and passenger service between Toronto and Picton for years, under the name of the Empress of India.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1908