The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1908

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Schooners Tradewind and Jamieson cleared for Oswego.

Government boat Scout is in the government dry dock.

Schooner Taber passed down with coal, from Oswego, for Brockville.

Barge Dunmore was towed over from Oswego, with coal, for P. Walsh.

Steambarge Kenirving passed, with coal from Oswego, on the way to Smith's Falls.

Steambarge Robert McDonald arrived at Crawford's this morning, from Oswego with coal.

Two carloads of feldspar arrived from Bedford, this morning, and were loaded on the schooner Bertha Kalkins.

Steamer City of New York arrived from Montreal with freight, and will load grain at Richardsons' for Montreal. The steamer will also tow the schooner Kitchen, loaded with coal, as far as Morrisburg.

The crew of the steamer Edmonton say that the steamer Crane, which was reported aground in Lake Superior, was taken off, with very little damage, and arrived at Port Arthur with its cargo of coal.

Swift's: steamer Belleville down Wednesday; steamer Aletha from bay points today; steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer North King down and up today; steamer Kingston down and up Friday.

Yesterday afternoon the weather was quite rough, and the waves washed over the wharf at Swift's. The wharf is in a very bad shape in several places, and if the water continues to rise, there will be serious trouble.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Oswego and Sodus with three coal barges; tug Bronson from Montreal with two barges; steamer Edmonton, from Fort William, with 77,000 bushels of wheat and barley; tugs Emerson and Bronson will clear for Montreal with coal and grain barges.

The steam yacht Ecelwat, owned by Capt. George Hammond, commenced her regular trips to Kingston Mills, this morning. The owner has completed arrangements to carry the members of the Golf and Country Clubs to their club house during the summer. The trips are doing well, large numbers going down.

The steamers Belleville and Toronto called, yesterday afternoon, and both the vessels experienced a great deal in landing. The Toronto landed at the far end of the wharf, and a goodly portion of that end of the wharf was flooded with water. There was a large crowd down to see the boats, and the pools of water made it very disagreeable for all. It was claimed that the water is now a little higher than before, and there is no chance of it taking a drop.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1908