The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1909

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p.2 Improving The Waterfront - Brockville authorities have been officially notified by Mr. Sing, district government engineer, with headquarters in Toronto, that a dredge would arrive there on the 15th inst. and commence work at once removing two old C.P.R. piers and thus improving the appearance of the river front. Kingston has long tried to get rid of the old, unsightly K. & P. piers and the M.T. Co.'s sunken barges in the harbor, and thus improve the appearance of it's water front, but the obstructions still remain, as many a motor boat owner can attest. If the government will act on Brockville's request, why not on Kingston's?



The schooner Katie Eccles arrived from Oswego with coal for Anglin's.

The steamer Arabian passed up, last night, and the steamer Plummer passed down.

The steambarge Mary Louise is loading a cargo of general freight for Rideau canal ports.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn down this morning from Hamilton for Montreal; steamer Aletha from bay points.

Last night was a rough one on the lake, and in the harbor as well, and some of the vessels were forced to move in for shelter.

The steamer Mapleton had some damaged grain, and this she is discharging at Richardsons' elevator. The steamer suffered a slight mishap, running into a wharf, but was repaired there.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego, Saturday morning, at ten o'clock, loaded coal, and arrived back at Crawford's slip at 3 a.m. Sunday. That is going some, but the Sowards always makes good time when there is no delay in the loading of her cargo. Max Shaw is the captain.

M.T. Co.: steamer Mapleton arrived from Fort William with 85,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Simla from Fort William with 50,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Fairmount from Fort William, 90,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson from Charlotte and Fairhaven, three coal barges; Thomson, from Montreal, three barges; tug Emerson will clear for Montreal with two barges; tug Thomson will clear for Montreal with three barges; steamer Fairmount will clear for Fort William.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1909