The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1909

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The steamers Plummer and Ames passed up today.

The steambarge John Randall cleared from Richardsons' elevator last night, for Washburn, with a cargo of grain.

The steam barge Ida E. is laid up at Portsmouth and the schooner Mary Ann Lydon is laid up at the Grove Inn.

The steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily passed down last night; the Waterlily loaded cheese here.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Crawford's, and the schooner Suffel, also from Oswego, is unloading coal for Crawford's.

Everything was very quiet at both the M.T. Co.'s elevator and at Richardson's today. Not one arrival was reported and business is very slack.

F.D. Lowe, deputy-director, Clayton, N.Y., is rigidly enforcing the law requiring motor boats to carry proper lights and waging war upon the three-color combination lights, which some boat owners seem to think meet the requirements of the law. The large number of "puts" on the river every night makes it necessary that every precaution be taken to insure safety. Owners of boats not displaying regulation lights are subject to a $200 fine.

p.7 Disappointed In Watertown - Crescent Yacht Club disappointed at defeat of their yacht Crescent by the Kathleen; Crescent was always a heavy weather boat and the races were sailed in light winds.

p.8 Bridge Is Blocked - heavy traction engine went through, swing portion out of commission as well, vessels blocked in inner harbor.

The Portsmouth Council - The Portsmouth Council has served notice on three owners of sunken boats in Hatter's Bay that the derelicts must be removed.

Repairing Portsmouth Pier - Silas Grimshaw, of this city, has the contract of repairing the long pier at Portsmouth, owned by the dominion government. The contract price is $300. Work has begun. Further repairs will be made next year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1909