The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1908

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The steambarge Hinckley cleared for Oswego with two blue barges, from Ottawa.

The tug Bartlett arrived from Fairhaven and Oswego, with two coal barges.

The steamer Nevada passed up on her way to Conneaut, to load coal for Owen Sound.

Swift's: steamer Aletha, for Ogdensburg; steamer North King down and up today; steamer Dundurn down Wedesday morning.

The steamer Alexandria passed down on her way to Montreal last night, calling at Folger's wharf. She had a goodly number of passengers.

Everything is very slack in the grain trade just at present, but as soon as the new grain is ready, there will be a big rush of vessels to this port.

A Kingston Pilot.

Angus McDonald, who took down the Regina, is one of the best known St. Lawrence pilots, partly on account of the fame of his father, perhaps the oldest pilot of them all. Like all pilots he had a personality distinctly his own and was not sparing of the captain in his remarks on his ability to handle a boat unless he had miles of sea room on both sides of him. The captain was equal to the occasion, however.

"What do you know about sailing a boat any way?" he remarked dryly. "You steer by the trees and wouldn't know where you were if some one was to come along and cut down your tree here and there." [Winnipeg Free Press]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1908