The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1908

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p.1 Pith of the News - Marine insurance for lake boats expired at midnight, but there are still a number of vessels at Port Arthur loading for their last trip.

p.3 News of the World - The passenger steamer Vivian, owned by Capt. Fox and plying between Ogdensburg, N.Y. and Waddington, N.Y. collided with a sunken log and sank.

p.4 Building Season - in Picton - ....Capt. Pelletier, who has been in town all summer in charge of the dredging of the harbor, has left for his home in Windsor, and on the eve of his departure he was the guest at a supper, when he was given a suitably engraved gold locket by some twenty assembled friends.

Navigation may be considered closed for 1908 as far as Picton is concerned, for the harbor is now ice-locked. The last boat to make a stir was the iron-clad steamer Niagara, which cut a passage out of the harbor to the "ways," that the S.S. Reliance might go on the marine railway for a winter's overhauling.....



Capt. James Poole, of the government dredge Sir Richard, has left to spend a few days at Ottawa.

Capt. Chauncey Daryeau left last night for Collins Bay, to bring the steambarge Navajo to Kingston. The Navajo will probably be laid up for the season at once.

The steamer John Sharples arrived from Chicago at nine o'clock, Wednesday morning, with a cargo of 80,000 bushels of corn, for Richardsons' elevator. The deck of the steamer looked like a skating rink. The Sharples will be laid up in Kingston for the winter. Last year the vessel tied up at Buffalo.

Dec. 10, 1908

p.2 Wedding at Portsmouth - Frances, son of Capt. Chauncey Daryeau, marries Mary Baker.



Swift's: steamer Aletha from bay points today. The arrivals and departures are very few now, nearly all the steamers but the ferry boats being laid up for the winter.

The steambarge Navajo arrived back from Collins Bay on Wednesday afternoon, and will be laid up for the season. The Navajo has had a very busy and most successful season.

The marine season is now practically over, and sailors are returning home every day. Yesterday a number of Kingstonians, on American vessels, arrived home for the winter.

The steamers Kinmount and Rosemount have cleared from Fort William with grain for the M.T. Co., and with the arrival of these vessels, it will mean the wind up of the season. All the company tugs are now in winter quarters.


Satisfied With The Ferry.

Wolfe Island, Dec. 9th - To The Editor:

I as a ratepayer and a frequent passenger on our ferry boat would like to endorse the sentiments of the whole people of the foot of Wolfe Island that we are perfectly satisfied with the service rendered us this past season, and would say that we are greatly indebted to our reeve and council, for selecting the able and trustworthy officers and crew of our ferry boat. We feel assured that they have done all in their power to make the ferry a success and handled the boat in an economical way. We can safely say that we have not paid any unnecessary expenses, and are satisfied with the financial position this year. I sincerely hope and trust that whoever may look after our municipal affairs next year, will do all in their power to elect the same officers and crew for the coming year. A RATEPAYER

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1908