The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Sep 1908

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The steamer Aletha was at Swift's this morning from bay points.

The steamer Belleville was at Swift's today on her way east.

Folger's: steamer Alexandria down last night; steambarge Waterlily down last night.

M.T. Co.: The tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal with three light barges; the steamer Stormount and barge Quebec arrived from Montreal, on the way to Fort William with rails.

p.5 News of District - At Belleville, Capt. Roys of the steamer Aletha has been charged by the Dominion government with on three occasions last summer, carrying more passengers than he had the legal right to.

Pith of the News - The C.P.R. has brought some men from Montreal to take the places of the striking longshoremen at Windsor. The steamer Minneapolis is still at the C.P.R. dock, and has been delayed a day or two by the trouble.



The docking of the steamer Kingston at Toronto, on Monday, caused considerable trouble. The Yonge street slip was placed under a complete blockade for a couple of hours, when the Kingston was tied up at the westerly wharf. The steamer Toronto lay at the R. & O. company's regular dock, and there was no room for the Kingston, about to be laid up for the season. The Kingston blocked the Garden City from getting to the wharf and there was a warm dispute between those in charge of the vessels as to their relative rights. The Garden City could not get in, and the Kingston could not get out, and a deadlock was the result. To make matters worse, three other craft were imprisoned in the slip. After an indignation meeting, an appeal made to the harbor master resulted in orders being given the steamer Kingston to "move on," and navigation was again opened.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Sep 1908