The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1908

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The steamer Plummer passed up last night, on the way to Hamilton.

At Folger's wharf: steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily, down, last night.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from river points today, and had on board a large number of holiday visitors.

Steamer Glenmount cleared from Three Rivers for Sydney, Cape Breton, and will load rails there for Fort William.

The steamer Neepawah is today engaged in putting in supplies at the lighthouses at Four Mile and Nine Mile Point.

At Crawford's wharf: steambarge Robert McDonald cleared for Sodus, to load coal; schooner Winnie Wing clears for Oswego to load coal.

Swift's: steamer North King down and up today; steamer Aletha, from bay points; steamer Neepawah, up on Monday, with flour; schooner Keewatin from Sodus.

M.T. company's wharf: The steamer Advance passed up, on her way from Montreal to Fort William; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with two light barges, and cleared for that port, with two grain barges.

At Richardson's wharf: The schooner Ford River is loading feldspar for Charlotte; the steambarge John Randall arrived from Washburn, light, after discharging cargo of grain, and will clear for Oswego to load coal for Booth's.

Gananoque Reporter: The distance from the railway wharf to Jack Straw Light has been a disputed question among boatmen for a long time and to put an end to the controversy the course was measured on Thursday evening. A gasoline launch trailing a ship's log went over the course and the log registered exactly one mile and three-quarters from the south-east corner of the cement dock to the lighthouse. The accuracy of the log had previously been verified over the measured mile from Ormiston's Island to the Spectacles Light. For the purpose of testing the speed of longer distance than one mile, the run from the railway wharf to Jack Straw and return can, therefore, be safely estimated at three and a half miles.

p.3 Gananoque, July 14th - ....The coal schooner Briton pulled into Gananoque river, Monday morning, with a cargo for the Electric Light and Power company's works.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1908