The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1910

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p.1 A Great Amount - of coal handled at Fort William.

p.5 Will Be Big Sport - to be International Yacht Races at Alexandria Bay.


Have you noticed the smokey atmosphere the past few days? Bush fires are responsible. Bush fires are reported in many places in the states.

Marine men report the smoke to be very heavy on the upper lakes, and while no serious trouble has been reported, it has been causing a great deal of inconvenience. It will be remembered that the bush fires several weeks ago caused quite a delay to the vessels.

The steambarge John Randall is at Richardson's elevator, loading grain for Washburn.

The steambarge Westport passed, on her way to Rideau canal ports, with freight.

The steamer Acadian passed up on Tuesday night.

Swift's: steamers Kingston and Caspian, down and up today; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa this morning; steamer Rideau King up from Ottawa this evening; steamer St. Louis cleared, this morning, on her return trip to Perth, with an excursion.

The steamer Sowards cleared, Tuesday night, for Charlotte, with the schooner Merrill.

The steamer America had an excursion up from Gananoque Tuesday night. A goodly number came.

The steamyacht St. Louis was at the Kingston foundry for repairs.

The government steamer Bayfield was in port, and left on survey work.

M.T. Co.: tug Bronson from Montreal, one light barge; tug Emerson from Welland canal with oil barge No. 86; tug Emerson cleared for the Welland canal with barge Kingston, which will be loaded with coal at Ashtabula; tug Hall cleared for Montreal with oil barge No. 86; the steamers Fairmount and Westmount, grain laden, are expected from Fort William on Thursday, and the Kinmount is due to arrive on Friday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1910