The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1910

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p.1 Fishery Overseer - likely to be appointed at Kingston.



Schooner J.B. Kitchen arrived here yesterday.

Barge Sherman is unloading coal at the K. & P. wharf.

Tug Golden City called here yesterday on her way to Montreal.

Government boat Scout was here last night with her canvas torn to ribbons by the heavy wind.

The Government light house supply boat Simcoe passed up yesterday.

Steamer Glenella touched here yesterday, on her way to Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

A marine man said he never saw as high a sea as was rolling at the foot of Wolfe Island yesterday.

At Folger's wharf: steamer America took a large crowd of passengers to Ogdensburg today; steamer Pierrepont on the Cape route.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Britannic called today on her way down; steamer City of Ottawa called for freight today; steamers Toronto and North King down and up.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: steamer Kinmount cleared last night for Belleville to load cement; tug Emerson arrived with two light barges from Montreal and will clear tomorrow for Montreal with four grain barges.

J.H. Davis has returned from Quebec after closing a contract for a sixty-foot tug with a fore and aft compound engine and a water tube boiler. It is for the Brampton Pulp & Paper company. This is the second boat for this company the Davis Dry Dock company has secured.


From Clayton, N.Y., the Thousand Island Steamboat company declares that there is no steamboat war on the St. Lawrence River so far as their company is concerned. They hold that they are not engaged in any conflict with any rival company.

"The service on Sundays from Cape Vincent, both to Kingston and among the islands, was inaugurated by us two years ago," the company said, "and people coming via Cape Vincent from Watertown, and the local people, have been given excellent service by our steamer America for this trip, much to their enjoyment and satisfaction, and at the request of the New York Central railway.

"The steamer America and New Island Wanderer carried out of Cape Vincent last Sunday about 350 people and the large majority of those who came by train from Watertown and other stations took our steamers."

p.6 Newboro, Aug. 4th - ....The steamer Ken Irving took the first load of slabs from the wharves at Fisher's Landing to Ogdensburg for the Sodus Pulp Co., on Tuesday.


Port Arthur, Aug. 4th - Capt. John Whiteside, of the Merchants' Mutual Steamship company's boat Acadia, was killed in his boat at the Canadian Northern docks. The boat was discharging a load of cement, and while the captain was standing near the boom of the derrick it broke, the beam falling and dashing his brains out on the deck. The captain's home is in Buffalo, where he leaves a wife and child.

p.7 Wolfe Island Council - ....Steamboat accounts paid: James Crawford, captain, $50; R. Mullin, engineer, $66.66; James Davis, 31 days, mate, $41.34; R. Berry, 31 days, fireman, $36.16; George Rattary, 31 days, purser; Mrs. Davis, 31 days, cook, $20.67; H. Marlow, 31 days, deckhand, $25.83; H.F. Bennett, 7 days, deckhand, $5.83; P. McDermott, 13 days, deckhand, $20; R. Card, one day, deckhand, $2; R. Davis, one day, deckhand, $1.56; George Rattary, camphor and ink, 50 cents; George Rattary, 769 meals, $92.28; Mrs. Rawley, washing, June and July, $6.95; Thomas Nicholson, ice, $4.50; Jackson Press, printing, $2; James Swift & Co., coal, June and July, $420.82; S. Anglin & Co., lumber, etc., $7.15.

Moved, Flynn-Greenwood, and resolved, that this council purchase a dock from Thomas Dawson, if title is satisfactory.....

p.8 Pith of the News - Fred Swift, cook of the schooner Antelope, was drowned in the slip at the foot of West Market street, Toronto.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1910