The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1909

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p.1 Referendum On Lake Strike - Chicago, April 22nd - At a meeting of the Lake Seamen's Union, orders were issued to the seamen at all points around the lakes to take a referendum vote on a strike.

p.7 Picton, April 22nd - ...Picton merchants are very anxious to hold the trade with the Adolphustown shore which was taken away from Napanee when the Glenora ferry was established. Many, however, object to the high bonus paid the ferryman, and it is now proposed to put a steamer on the Cressy to Picton route. Hepburn Bros. are willing to do this, if they are given a bonus of $350 for five years. They have secured a six days' option on a Brockville steamer, a little larger than the steamer Reindeer. A committee from the board of trade is now canvassing the town merchants in the attempt to raise the money needed....



The tug Florence was at Swift's today from Montreal.

The schooner Keewatin is unloading coal from Oswego at Swift's.

The schooner Britton came up from Gananoque to go into Davis' dry dock.

There was a heavy gale on the lake all night but no damage was reported this morning.

The steamer Bickerdike cleared on Wednesday and was out in the big blow Wednesday night.

Capt. A.J. Smith, while working around the government dry dock, had the misfortune to step on a nail and receive slight injuries.

Part of Swift's wharf was badly injured by the storm on Wednesday night. The stones and gravel underneath the heavy plank were washed away and the planks sagged down. It will take a large quantity of earth and stone to remedy it.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1909