The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1908

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p.2 Gananoque, Aug. 27th - The Rockport Navigation company's steamer Missisquoi took out a large excursion party from here this afternoon for a ramble among the islands. The coal schooner Briton cleared light for Oswego yesterday morning. The coal schooner W.J. Suffel arrived yesterday with a cargo. The government supply boat Reserve has been in these waters on her way up yesterday and today with supplies in this vicinity. The cement wharf at the river front was used yesterday afternoon by the steamer Wherenow, it taking on passengers for her afternoon trip.



The steamer Plummer touched here last night on her way up from Montreal.

The steamer America carried two hundred people on its excursion to Clayton last night.

The schooner Tradewind is laid up at Anglin's, and will probably not make a trip until the first of next month.

Swift's: steamer North King down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning.

M.T. company's wharf: the tug Emerson from Montreal with three barges; the tug Mary P. Hall from Montreal with four barges; the steamer Omaha, from Chicago, with 17,000 bushels of wheat; steamers Canadian and Cogena, grain laden from Chicago, are due to arrive on Sunday.

Steamboat captains and others are demanding that some law and regulations must soon become established down among the islands in regard to the thousands of motor boats in order to prevent the accidents and narrow escapes which are becoming more and more frequent. Motor boat owners, who have absolutely no knowledge of navigation laws are skimming about the river, turning first one way and then another, barely escaping with their boats.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1908