The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1908

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The sloop Maggie L. arrived from Belleville, with cement for Anglin's.

The steambarge John Randall arrived from Smith's Falls on the way to Oswego.

The schooner Ford River arrived from Bath, and is loading feldspar at Richardsons'.

The steamer Wahcondah passed last night on her way from Prescott to Fort William.

The steambarge Robert McDonald, from Oswego, is unloading coal at the cotton mill.

The schooner Maxwell, unloading coal at the penitentiary, cleared for Oswego last night.

The steamer Ames, from Fort William, loaded with grain, is expected at Richardsons' Saturday night.

Richard Cunningham, of the steamer Robert Wallace, is spending a few days in the city. The vessel is held up at the Cornwall canal.

A New Regulation.

All motor boats running in American water must carry in addition to the regulation red, white and green signals signals at the bow, a bright, white light on the stern. The new act is intended to be rigidly enforced and applies to Canadian as well as American boats after dark.

Veteran Captain Retires.

After years of service on the St. Lawrence river, Captain Milo D. Estes is missing from the command of the St. Lawrence this year. His figure in the commodore's uniform of blue and gold lace was known to hundreds who came regularly to the river each season. Last summer Captain Estes complained of feeling unwell. During a winter spent at Newark, N.J., his health continued poor. When spring came he decided not to return for the entire summer, though he and Mrs. Estes will probably spend a few days at the islands.

p.6 Gananoque, July 3rd - ....The steamer Missisquoi took out quite a large excursion party to Brockville yesterday morning, for the second day of Brockville's celebration. The coal schooner Briton cleared for Oswego last evening.



Detroit, July 3rd - The steamer Wyandotte, launched at the Great Lakes Engineering plant, yesterday afternoon, is probably the strongest boat ever constructed on the great lekes. She was built for the Michigan Alkili company and will be used exclusively in carrying crushed stone from Alkena to Wyandotte. Her inner bottom is carried to the spar deck, making her more nearly "unsinkable" than any other freighter on the lakes. With her cargo hold entirely filled with water she would still float as long as her double skin and bulk-head remained intact. She will carry a cargo of 3,000 gross tons.

A Long Term Agreement - Toronto, July 3rd - A long term agreement had been made with the Northern Navigation company of Ontario, Limited, for the formation of a Grand Trunk line of steamers on the Georgian Bay and great lakes in connection with their Ontario and Quebec lines from and to the east and Sault Ste. Marie, Port Arthur, Fort William, and Duluth.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1908