The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Dec 1908

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p.1 Signed Them - marine inquiry hears more on payments made for leasing of steamer King Edward and payments to employees of marine department.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Sharples was unloaded of its cargo of grain, at Richardson's elevator, yesterday, and is now in winter quarters. The Sharples is the last vessel to be unloaded at the elevator.

To Have New Light - Next season the light shown from Salmon (Wicked) Point lighthouse, Lake Ontario, will be changed from a fixed red light to an occulting red light, visible for six seconds and eclipsed by four seconds alternately. The illuminating apparatus will be dioptric of the fourth order, and the illuminant petroleum vapour, burned under an incandescent mantle.

p.5 Marine Sensations - Ottawa, Dec. 18th - The sensational allegation concerning the mysterious payment of $3,000 to J.B.A. Boudreau, of the marine department, by James Holliday of Quebec, through Felson, his banker, was not made any clearer as the result of the morning's evidence at the marine enquiry......

p.6 The Sport Review - After hearing the report of the futile mission to Rochester a joint meeting of the Toronto executive and sailing committees decided to withdraw the Royal Canadian Yacht Club's challenge to a race for the Canada's cup next year, and Rochester was notified of the action.

Dec. 19, 1908

p.1 Latest News - It is said the steamer Beaverton will now lighten about 16,000 bushels of wheat at the G.T.R. elevator at Port Colborne and then proceed to Thorold to winter quarters.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The dredge Sir Richard will undergo repairs at the government dry dock the first of the year.

Capt. James Poole, of the government dredge Sir Richard, has returned from a few days' visit at Ottawa.

The Marine Inquiry - Ottawa, Dec. 19th - more testimony by Kingston merchant John McKelvey re. account of J.F. Fraser (commissioner of lights).

p.6 Goderich - The eight steamers wintering at this port are: Awaga, Capt. Jordan; Winona, Capt. Garvie; Strathcona, Capt. Cunningham; Pellette, Capt. Irwin; Glenella, Capt. McKay; Domacona, Tecumseh, Capt. Murdock McDonald. (sic)

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Rosemount is discharging part of her cargo of wheat at Richardsons' elevator.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Dec 1908