The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1908

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p.1 Death of William O'Sullivan - marine engineer, 81 years old.

Incidents of the Day - Within the next three years, the Montreal Transportation company will have about twenty new steel barges of full canal length running on the river from Kingston to Montreal. They will hold 40,000 bushels, and two of them will be able to carry the ordinary steamship load.



Capt. Grant Horne, of the schooner Clara, has just made a purchase, having secured the steambarge Ida A. at Detroit. The vessel will be brought to Kingston, at the opening of navigation. The Ida has a capacity for carrying 400 tons. The vessel is 138 feet long, with a thirty foot beam.

The steamer Glenmount is at Midland with grain from Fort William.

The steambarge Navajo arrived light from Glenora Saturday. This, in all probability, will be her last trip of the season.

The steamer Rosemount arrived Sunday from Fort William, with 50,000 bushels of wheat for Richardsons' elevator. This will be the last grain boat to come to the elevator this season.

The sloop Maggie L. loaded barley at Richardsons' elevator, this morning, for Fisher's Brewery, at Portsmouth.

The steamer Kinmount will pass through tomorrow, on her way from Fort William to Prescott, with grain.

Since Oct. 31st., Lake Ontario has fallen six and one-quarter inches. Lake Ontario is five inches lower than in November last. In 1861 it was twenty-two and three-quarter inches higher. It is seven and one-half inches higher than the average November stage of the past ten years, thirty inches higher than in 1895, but thirteen and three-quarter inches lower than in 1885.

p.6 Wolfe Island, Dec. 6th - ...Capt. James Kenny returned home on Monday after a most successful season. He has laid up his boat at Port Arthur and has signed for the season of 1909 with the company at a salary of $1,000.

Dec. 15, 1908

p.2 Still On The Route - The steamer Aletha will likely make trips to the city until Christmas, if the weather does not become so rough that the little craft cannot come out.

Edward Booth, second mate on the steamer Mark Hanna, one of the largest freight boats on the lakes, has returned to his home in Kingston, after a most successful season.

p.6 Wolfe Island Council, Dec. 7th - .....Resolved, that we submit to the ratepayers, whether the fare be raised on the Wolfe Islander, five cents all around. Resolved, that the boat trips be changed from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., to have 3:45 evening trip, Saturday regular trips, and leaving Breaky's Bay at 7 on Thursday mornings. Resolved, that we tender the officers and crew of our boat thanks for their courtesy in making a special trip to bring T. Roger's son over to the hospital.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1908