The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1908

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Ottawa, Sept. 11th - Capt. Dunn, of the fisheries protective cruiser Vigilant, has been given a month's leave of absence. He will then be retired from the service. He is succeeded as commander of the Vigilant by Capt. Robertson, who has for some years been first officer of the Curlew, stationed in the Bay of Fundy.

Fish Trust Bust - A. Booth & Co., the $5,000,000 fish trust, went into receiver's hands yesterday afternoon. This action was taken after a long conference between the Booths, the banks and attorney.....



The steamer Maxwell has been placed on the Cape Vincent run.

The steambarge Waterlily was at Folger's wharf, this morning, on her way to Montreal.

The schooner Maxwell cleared at eight o'clock this morning, for Charlotte, with a cargo of feldspar.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Fairmount arrived from Lake Superior ports, with 70,000 bushels of wheat, and will clear for Fort William.

Swift's: steamer Aletha from Picton this morning; the steamer Kingston makes her last trip of the season on Saturday; she will lay up at Toronto.

The steamer St. Lawrence came up from Clayton yesterday and will go into winter quarters, Capt. Charles Kendall and his crew being discharged.

The August stage of Lake Ontario, 247.95 feet, is the highest in thirty eight years, being twenty-one inches higher than the average August stage of the past ten years, and forty-three and a half inches higher than in 1895. In September Lake Superior should rise ond and a half inches, Michigan and Huron should fall one and three-quarters inches, and Ontario should recede four and a half inches.

Capt. George Hammond has just made a deal, whereby he secures possession of the steamer Stranger, which has been used on the Bay of Quinte, from Capt. Whalen, the latter having taken over Capt. Hammond's steamer Ecelwat. The Stranger is a comparatively new steamer, has a speed of thirteen miles an hour, and will be used on the trips to Kingston Mills and Jones' Falls. Capt. Whalen will take charge of the vessel until the end of the season, and next summer Capt. Hammond, whose wide experience has made him such an expert, will take charge. The steamer will carry two hundred passengers.


Schooner Acacia Here.

The schooner Acacia, which went down near Sackett's Harbor recently, in a severe storm, when Capt. Simmons and his crew had such a terrible experience, arrived at Davis' dry dock, today, to undergo repairs. The schooner was towed over by the steamer Little Mack. The Acacia will need a good deal of overhauling before going out on the lake again.

With a broken wheel, the steamer Kenirving arrived at Davis' dry dock this afternoon. The Kenirving is on her way to Sodus, to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The steambarge John Randall arrived, light, from Smith's Falls, on her way to Oswego, to load coal for Westport.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1908