The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1909

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p.2 Her Grave In Lake - Chicago, Aug. 10th - While hundreds of passengers bound for St. Joseph, Mich., sang "Nearer My God To Thee," the ashes of Mrs. Rosa Peyton were lowered, at noon, in Midland Sunday, from the steamship City of Chicago. It was the woman's dying wish that she might be buried near the spot in the lake where her husband lost his life when the ill-fated Alpena sank twenty-nine years ago.

Latest News - After forty-eight hours' work, the steamer Cadillac, sunk at St. Clair Flats, early last week, was pumped out and towed to Detroit.


The steamer North King made her regular trip today.

The steamers Wahcondah and Neepawah passed down yesterday.

The steamer Jeska passed on her way to Oswego with a cargo of lumber.

The steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily passed down last night.

The steamer Stranger had a large number of passengers from Gananoque on Monday.

The steamer Haddington passed up and will load cement at Belleville for Fort William.

The steambarge Westport arrived from Belleville on her way to Rideau canal ports with cement.

The passenger steamer City of Montreal, disabled on Friday night, near Kingston, by having her cylinder head blown out, is having the damage repaired at the Toronto Ship Yards and will be in commission again in a few days.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Glenmount will arrive from Montreal tonight on her way to Fort William with rails; tug Emerson will arrive from Sodus with two canal barges, and will clear with two grain laden barges for Montreal.

p.5 A special from Calumet, Mich., says the steamer Pathfinder and her tow are on the rocks off Eagle River, Kewanee Point. The position is dangerous, but the boats can be saved unless a storm comes up. Wreckers from the Soo have been sent for.



At Fort William - 1,000 Men Are Out.

Fort William, Aug. 10th - Without having made formal demands on the company, nearly a thousand freight handlers in the sheds of the Canadian Pacific railway walked out, at noon Monday, and freight movement in Fort William is at a standstill. Package freight boats are affected even more than the railway company, for at least until 200 men can be hired, most of the freight from eastern points will be shipped by rail. Export flour will be forwarded in the same manner.

All but about twenty checkers joined the strike. Truckers demand an increase from seventeen and a half cents an hour and one cent bonus, to twenty-two and a half cents an hour for an eight-hour day, an increase from twenty-one cents an hour to twenty-five cents an hour for night and Sunday work.

The steamer Glenella and the Canadian Pacific steamer Assiniboia are the only two steamers at the sheds today. Canadian Pacific railway boats are leaving light for the east.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Ford River is unloading a cargo of coal at the hosiery mill and afterwards will load feldspar for Charlotte, at Richardson's wharf.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1909