The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1908

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p.1 Waterworks Committee - (part) - It was decided to raise the rent of the water works' wharf to $300 a year, and to so notify the Donnelly Wrecking company. The rent has hitherto been only $125 a year. The new rate will be from May 1st, 1909 when the old lease will be cancelled. The berth at the foot of West street is to be under the control of the water works' committee.

p.5 News of World - The steamer Assiniboia established a new record in her last trip from Owen Sound to Port Arthur, when she clipped three hours off the run.

The steamer Glengarry arrived at Richardsons' elevator this afternoon and is loading grain for Montreal.



The heavy fog and smoke, which settled over the lake today, delayed navigation and at the M.T. Co. it was reported that there would be no arrivals. The steamer Wassaga arrived last night, from Fort William, with 50,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Chieftain arrived back from Port Colborne after taking off the barge Ceylon, which broke loose from the steamer Prince Rupert and ran aground. The Ceylon suffered no damage.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf last night on the way to Montreal.

Swift's: steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer North King due from Rochester with excursion; schooner Cornelia from Oswego with coal.

p.8 Now Capt. George Hammond - George H. Hammond wired from Ottawa that he successfully passed the examination for master's papers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1908