The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1911

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p.2 Late Marine Notes -

Misused By Engineer - oiler on str. Kingston in hospital, struck by chief engineer.

p.3 Will Kill The Excursion Business - Canadian Vessels Not Allowed To Take Passengers From U.S. Ports -

p.5 A Steamboat War On - Injunction Restraining Capt. Visger From Landing at Thousand Island Park - war between Thousand Island Steamboat Co.'s str. Ramona and Capt. Walter L. Visger's str. Castanet.


It Is Very Dark at Nine Mile Point

The Cape Vincent Eagle has the following: "Lake navigators, especially those coming down Stony Point Passage, bound from Oswego to Kingston, and those from Sackett's Harbor to Kingston, are complaining loud and long at the darkness of the light on Nine Mile Point, at the head of Simcoe Island. It seems that the light is so shut off that it affords no guidance to pilots from that direction, making a part of the route at least quite dangerous without the aid of the light. It should be looked after at once. In such matters delays are dangerous and negligence is crime."

A well-known captain, living in Kingston, drew the attention of the Whig to the foregoing this morning and stated that the facts were correct and something should be done to remedy the trouble. The light, he said, had been used as a range light for many years but that in its present condition it could not be used and that it was very dangerous for navigators travelling in that district.

The steamer Portland passed down on her way to Montreal this morning. Capt. Benjamin Tripp, of Detroit, was in command.

The schooner Charlie Marshall arrived at the penitentiary with coal from Charlotte.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego last night.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill is at Richardson's wharf loading feldspar.

The schooner Katie Eccles cleared today for Charlotte.

The schooner America made its regular trip to Ogdensburg on Friday morning. Two hundred and fifty passengers left on the excursion.

M.T. Co's elevator - The steamer Saskatoon arrived at one o'clock Friday morning, from Port Arthur, and discharged 80,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Turret Court discharged its cargo of grain, and cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; the steamer Turret Crown cleared for Cleveland; the tug Emerson cleared from Port Dalhousie with oil barge No. 86 for Kingston; the steamer Canadian is due today or tomorrow from Fort William with wheat and oats.

At Swift's wharf - Steamers Toronto and North King down and up today; steamer Rideau Queen is due from Ottawa tonight; steamer City of Hamilton stopped on her way down Friday morning with a full passenger list and considerable freight; steamer Brittanic is due to pass up today; the steamer North King was an hour late leaving Picton this morning and did not arrive in the city until about eleven o'clock.

The yacht Hirondelle, of Buffalo, N.Y., with a private party on board, dropped anchor at the Kingston dry dock, Friday.

The tug Bronson, of the M.T. Co's fleet, which was in the Kingston dry dock having a twisted shaft straightened, came out this morning.

The steamer Turret Crown is lying outside the Kingston dry dock having some minor repairs done.

The steambarge Ider ?, of Sarnia, is lying at the Kingston dry dock for a few days.


At Insinuation That Breakwater Repairs Are A Bribe

Portsmouth, Aug. 18th - (To the Editor): The residents of Portsmouth do not appreciate the insinuation of the Standard, that the breakwater is to be rebuilt as a political bribe. This had been decided on long before an election was in sight. Both the tories and grits of the village are delighted with the result of the council's deputation to Ottawa, and moreover, they were granted all they asked for including a quantity of stone for use on streets, a supply of current for street lighting, repair of culvert, crossings, etc.

Portsmouth Resident

Kingston Daily Standard, Aug. 18, 1911

p.1 Steamboat War - Castanet of Thousand Island Steamboat Co. vs Ramona of W.L. Visger.

p.2 letter to editor about Portsmouth breakwater.

p.5 M.I. - Katie Eccles.

p.8 Navigators Complaint - Don't Like Darkening of Light at Nine Mile Point -

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1911