The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1910

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It Was Capt. Dix's Whistle.

Kingston, April 26th - To the Editor:

The whistle that is now in use on the steamer Wolfe Islander never was on the steamer D.D. Calvin. Your Wolfe Island correspond is mistaken. It never was on any other boat except a small steamer I once owned, the Valeria, that ran for many years on the Gananoque-Clayton route. I had it made expressly for her and thought so much of it that when I sold the Valeria, I kept it. Last Friday Capt. Crawford got it from me on trial and since then has bought it.


p.8 Marine Notes - The steamer City of New York arrived from Charlotte, with coal for the M.T. company.

The steamer Davidson arrived from Chicago with 75,000 bushels of corn for Richardsons'.

Daily Standard, April 27, 1910

p.7 Old Lake Captain Dead - St. Thomas, April 27th - Capt. Thomas Thompson, aged 90, died at Port Bruce last night. He came to Little York from England when four years old, and became a sailor of the great lakes when a lad. Later he was a merchant and shipbuilder.



The steamer City of New York arrived this morning from Oswego with coal for the Montreal Transportation Co.

The steamer Nevada is coaling at James Swift & Co.'s wharf today.

The steamer Davidson arrived from Fort William with a full cargo of grain.

The schr. Ford River is loading feldspar at Richardsons' for Chicago.

Cornwall Navigation Co.

There has been a change of ownership in the Montreal and Cornwall Navigation Co., and as a result, A. Clarke has bought the steamer Filgate, and with certain Montreal capitalists will run that steamer on the old route semi-weekly between Cornwall and Montreal. This company will be known as the Cornwall and Montreal Transportation Co. Colonel R. Smith, M.P., continues as president of the Montreal and Cornwall Navigation Co., with Arnold Smith as general manager. Their steamer, the Britannic, will run weekly from Kingston to Montreal, calling at all ports east and west of Cornwall to Brockville.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1910