The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1909

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p.2 The Travel Is Slow - tourist numbers are down in the Thousand Islands; the wealthy classes are not visiting like before.

A Sudden Death - Elizabeth Falconer, widow of the late James Falconer, 88 years old; survived by five daughters and one son (details). (sail-maker ? - ed.)


The government tug Speedy cleared today for Lake Erie.

The steamer Regina passed up yesterday, and the steamer Ames down.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived at the Grove Inn, from Oswego, with coal.

The steambarge John Randall arrived from Washburn and will clear for Oswego.

The schooner Maize arrived from Charlotte and is unloading coal at the penitentiary.

The steambarge Kenirving, coal laden, from Oswego, passed on her way to Smith's Falls today.

The tug Emerson cleared for Belleville with the barge Hamilton, will come back light and clear for Oswego with two barges for coal.

Swift's: steamer City of Montreal up Thursday night; steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay points.

Marine men continue to complain about the dull times in the carrying trade. Package freighters are getting a fair amount of business, but the grain, timber and ore traffic is the lightest in years, and vessel owners have hard work to get cargoes enough to pay expenses. It is the worst marine year in the past decade.

Lifeboat Releasing Hook.

William J. Huff, Toronto, was here today to exhibit his newly patented life boat releasing hook before M.R. Davis, government hull inspector. The hook will be a great benefit to steamboat owners, as it will release life-boats from the davits much easier than any of the fastenings now in use. Inspector Davis was well satisfied with the new hook and will likely recommend it to steamboat owners. The invention is received with favor by the steamboat section of the government marine department at Ottawa.

p.3 Shipwrecked Sailor Home - Allen, Wolfe Island, July 24th - .....Wallace Niles, who has been sailing for the past two months, returned home on Saturday. The boat he was sailing on was sunk on Lake Superior. He was one of the lucky survivors....

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont had a very rough time coming around the head of the island from Cape Vincent today. A very heavy wind was blowing and the waves washed quite high. The steamer made the return trip around the foot of the island.

p.7 Wolfe Island Council - ....Resolved that the following steamboat accounts be paid: list of crew and salaries paid (almost impossible to read) - James Crawford, $50; S. Simon, $66.60; James Davis, $40; John Crawford, ?; ?; G. Keegan, $30; ? Davis, $20; William Watts, $4 ?; Harry Davis, ?; James Davis, ?; John Crawford and R. Keil ?,$4 each for cleaning boiler; G. Keegan, meals, ?; James Swift & Co., amount of account, $200.13; W.F. Kelly & Co., 90 cents; Robert Berry, $35.....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1909