The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1908

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The steamer Dundurn, due up from Montreal on Saturday night last, has not yet put in an appearance here.

The schooners Tradewind, Bertha Kalkins and Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego, and the schooner Marshall cleared for Charlotte.

Swift's: steamer Aletha, from bay points; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa today; schooner Cornelia cleared for Sodus to load coal.

The fog, already very thick during the night, cleared up considerably this morning, and several vessels were able to clear. The steamer America did not come over from Cape Vincent last night. The M.T. company's boats are moving today. The tug Bartlett cleared for Montreal with three barges, and the tug Mary cleared for that port with two barges. The steamer Rosemount, which arrived from Fort William with 63,000 bushels of wheat, cleared for Fort William with the barge Hamilton, towed up from Montreal by the tug Bartlett. The steamer Iroquois, carrying 80,000 bushels of wheat, discharged her cargo, and cleared for Fort William.



Quebec, Sept. 23rd - The steambarge Glengarry, owned in Montreal, which arrived at Quebec some days ago with a cargo of grain from the west, is in difficulty with the customs. It appears the Glengarry arrived without a regular certified master, and without reporting to the custom house, proceeded to unload her cargo into the Great Northern elevator. When taken to task the purser went to the custom house and registered the barge, signing as master. Later the vessel was leaving port without effecting a clearance or paying pilot dues, when it was detained. The purser, who is evidently in charge, positively refused to pay the pilot dues, stating that they were not collected at Montreal when the services of a pilot were not requisitioned, and contended that the same freedom should exist in Quebec.

The law, however, is imperative to all vessels over 250 tons register, and as the Glengarry is 360 tons she will have to comply or be seized.


Belleville, Sept. 22nd - Capt. Roys, of the steamer Aletha, was on trial here today, charged with taking his boat into Lake Ontario without a permit, she having the right to go on the Bay of Quinte and River St. Lawrence only. Steamboat Inspector Davis testified that the Aletha had gone to Cobourg without permission. It was also charged that the Aletha on three occasions carried more passengers than the law allowed. After some evidence had been submitted the magistrate dismissed one of the latter charges, and the case was then enlarged for a week.

Steamboat Sold for $4,500 - Quebec, Sept. 23rd - The steamboat Persia was sold at auction this morning, and purchased by Thomas Duchaine, of this city, for $4,500.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1908