The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1908

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On New Dome Of The City Buildings.

Mariners say the light on the city buildings dome is not high enough to be of the use it is intended to be. As the Dominion government pays the city $364 a year for the use of the city dome light as an aid to navigation they say the light, now that the chance affords, should be made as high as possible so that it can be seen down the river as well as from up the harbor. The government grant could well be expended in having the new belfry edged with electric globes. Lights that high would be seen at a long distance and the money grant would be expended for the purpose for which it was given by the government.

Marine Notes.

Swift's: steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Caspian down and up today.

The steamer America left at eight o'clock Friday morning with one hundred excursionists for Ogdensburg.

The steamer Alexandria will arrive at Folger's wharf tonight from Montreal.

The tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with one barge and cleared for that port with two grain barges.


Late Marine Notes.

The steamer Kenirving passed this afternoon on her way from Oswego to Smith's Falls with coal.

The schooner Keewatin arrived this afternoon from Oswego with coal for the city waterworks plant.

The schooner Ford River will clear tonight for Charlotte with feldspar. A delay in the loading of the vessel was caused by a mishap to the hoist.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1908