The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1910

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Board of Trade annual meeting - (part)

.....Mr. King spoke of what had been done towards pressing the Dominion government to begin the enlargement of the Welland Canal. The canal would sooner or later receive attention. In the meantime it was essential that Kingston should take steps to improve its harbor for the coming of larger boats. What was most needed was the removal of the present old Cataraqui bridge and the erection of a larger bridge further east.....

p.4 Capt. P. Cole has purchased the schooner Echo from Capt. J. Eagan and will carry stone between Deseronto and Toronto.



The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Rideau King arrived from Ottawa today.

The steamer Belleville was up from Montreal today with freight.

The steamer Dundurn touched port today with freight from Montreal.

The steambarge Westport cleared with freight for Rideau canal ports.

The schooner Keewatin arrived today with coal from Oswego for Swift's.

The steambarge Mary Louise cleared with a general cargo for Rideau canal ports.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal for Fisher's brewery.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Omaha from Chicago with 50,000 bushels of corn; tug Emerson from Montreal with two barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain laden barges.

Photographed Dry Dock - Mr. Day ?, a government photographer in the public works department, was in the city yesterday taking a photographic record of the government dry dock.

Daily Standard, May 4, 1910

p.2 No Ferry Yet - From present appearances it looks as if there would be no ferry service between Clayton and Gananoque this season. No provision has yet been made for either passenges or mails.

Board of Trade - annual general meeting; outgoing President H.W. Richardson pushes the idea that the Welland canal must be deepened if Canada is going to hold her grain carrying trade.

Going Out of Business - At a meeting of the Brockville Navigation Co. on Monday last it was decided to divide the cash on hand among the shareholders. The company then ceases to do business.


The steambarge Sowards arrived at the long pier at Portsmouth this morning with coal from Oswego for Fisher Bros.

The steambarge Mary Louise cleared for Westport and Rideau ports this morning.

The schr. Keewatin arrived from Oswego this morning with coal for J. Swift & Co.

The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Oswego to load coal.

M.T. Co.: The tug Emerson arrived with two light barges; returned with three grain laden barges for Montreal.

The str. Fairmount arrived and discharged 120,000 bushels of oats and cleared for Fort William.

Swift's: The str. Rideau King up from Ottawa this afternoon on her first return trip.

The str. Dundurn is due tomorrow from Montreal on her way to Hamilton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1910