The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1909

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The steamer Sowards arrived at Bath from Oswego with coal.

The government boat Bayfield is at the dry dock, awaiting orders.

The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points today.

The steamer Tagona passed up yesterday on her way to Fort William.

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

There is a scarcity of sailors these days, and many captains are busy trying to secure crews. One captain was at the police station this morning, to see if there were any men around. He said he would wait until after ten o'clock to see if any of the prisoners wanted to go for a trip.

Captain Edward Booth and Daniel Mills, pilot, have left for Montreal, and will bring up the new steamer Port Colborne, which will go on to the upper lakes. The vessel was built for and consigned to Clarence L. De Sola of Montreal, by his British shipbuilding associates, Messrs. Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson of Wallsend-on-Tyne.

p.5 Have Purchased Vessel - The Forwarders, Ltd. of Kingston, have purchased the new steamship Port Colborne, which is being brought up from Montreal by Capt. E.H. Booth. The steamer is due to arrive in the city on Friday.

The Portsmouth Council - A letter was received from the minister of marine promising to remove the derelict steamer Island Queen from Portsmouth harbor.


Port Arthur, Nov. 3rd - In the Port Arthur elevators there about 2,000,000 bushels of wheat and slightly over one million of oats, barley and flax. Fort William elevators contain something over a total of 4,000,000 bushels, these amounts fluctuating day by day with receipts of grain by rail from the west and shipments east by boat. This is regarded as sufficient with the receipts as they will accumulate during remainder of season, to keep all the boats that may offer to take cargoes, busy for the remainder of the season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1909