The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1908

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The schooner Clara cleared for Charlotte last night with a cargo of feldspar.

The steambarge Mary Louise arrived from Rideau river points with a cargo of lumber, and cleared for Gananoque.

The steamer Omaha arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator with 17,000 bushels of wheat, from Chicago, and cleared light for Ogdensburg.

Swift's: steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa; steamyacht Castanet up Thursday.

The steamer Argyle is nearly fitted out. She has been undergoing extensive repairs for some time, and as soon as these are completed she will be put up at auction.

Sailors Out On Strike.

There was some trouble last night with the crew of the schooner Clara, which was loaded with feldspar, and ready to clear for Charlotte. The men have been receiving $1.50 per day, but claim that their agreement calls for $1.75 per day dating from Sept. 1st, and they did not want to leave port unless this amount would be paid. After a short delay, however, the schooner cleared, and it was stated by a member of the sailors' union that the men would receive $1.75, but this could not be verified.

Neepawah A Complete Loss.

Collingwood, Aug. 28th - Neepawah, the McKay company's steamer which went on the shoal near Otter Head, Lake Superior, last week, has been abandoned to the insurance underwriters. At the time of the accident the steamer was at the end of her trip to the various lighthouses on the lakes, this contract having been secured from the dominion government. The steamer Neepawah was practically a new boat, having been on the lakes but a few years, and was one of the Suez canal freighters brought to this country from England.

p.3 Gananoque, Aug. 28th - The steambarge Mary Louise, from up the Rideau near Jones' Falls, arrived yesterday afternoon with a load of lumber.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The tug Mary P. Hall cleared for Montreal this afternoon with one barge and the tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal with two light barges.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1908