The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1901

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p.1 Will Tend the Lights - Ottawa, June 11th - Guy J. Scott, Athol, Ont., has been appointed lighthouse keeper and also in charge of the fog horn alarm at Point Peter, Prince Edward County, with a salary of $650 per annum. James Burlingham, the present lighthouse keeper has been superannuated.

The damage done to the steamer James Swift, in the fire on Saturday, amounts to about $5,000, covered by $8,000 insurance in the Western fire insurance company.

p.2 The Yacht Club Races - dates fixed for club races; gives list of club yachts with their handicaps; Commodre Bruce Carruthers will give cup for annual competition among club's yachts.



Craig's wharf: steamer Aberdeen, Brighton to Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamer Algerian from Montreal, tonight.

The steamer Islander left Davis' dry dock today after receiving repairs.

Richardsons' elevator: sloops Minnie and Two Brothers from bay ports.

The steamer James Swift left Ottawa last night under her own steam and will arrive at Swift's wharf tonight. A survey of her damage will take place tomorrow.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson from Oswego, light, and cleared for Charlotte with two light barges; tug Hall cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges; tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with three light barges.



The Jessie Spalding arrived with a cargo of grain from Duluth for export from Mooers' elevator. The John Harper also arrived from Fort William with cargo of grain for Mooers' elevator. The latter met with some impediment near the harbor and broke the outside strands of her cable righting herself. The dredge has been at work since on the outside of the channel. The Advance lost her shoe and after getting her rudder fixed up was towed up the lake by the John Harper. Engineer Crossley got some of his ribs broken on the Advance while men were working at the rudder. The lazarette had been left open and the engineer tripped over the combing, and fell. He is at Craig's hotel.

Dan Patterson met with injuries while shovelling wheat on one of the barges, which resulted in his death. He stepped over the ropes, thinking that the steam shovel, when it stopped, was not going to work again, and was caught up by one of them. The pretty steamer Ossifrage, of the Algoma Central steamship line, is now plying weekly between Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor. Capt. LaFrance made his first trip here on Friday. The Herschel, Capt. Taylor, Sandusky, came in on Thursday evening with 47,000 tons (sic) of coal. The Singapore, Capt. Jim Sutherland, lies at Dyment's harbor. She was not so much injured after her winter's lying on the St. Clair shoal, as her owner expected. While at our port she will be newly caulked and painted. The Myles got a log in her wheel and was injured considerably, by striking the elevator dock. Her cargo was 42,000 bushels of wheat for Mooer's elevator.

...The fine two masted schooner Herschel, Sandusky, Capt. Taylor, cargo 470 tons of coal, arrived on Thursday evening. On Friday evening the J. Schouette, three-masted schooner, Toledo, Capt. Jim Taylor, with 550 tons of coal, came in for Holmes. The Rosemount, Duluth, Capt. Ewart, cargo 25,000 bushels wheat for Mooers' elevator, lay at wharf on Sunday.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - By the bursting of a boiler tube in the steamer Ramona yesterday afternoon, the fireman received a slight scalding. The Ramona was taking a trial spin.

p.6 Marine Notes - The steamer left this afternoon for Alexandria Bay. Tomorrow she brings an excursion to the city from river points.

Tonight the steamer India and consort clears from Garden Island for Two Harbors, Lake Superior. The steamer Calvin and consort will clear for Toledo.

The tug Edmund and light barge arrived at the ferry wharf from Prescott.

On Saturday, while on her trip from Gananoque to Brockville, the steamer Victoria broke her rudderk, when abreast of Haggart's Island. The rudder was lost in 100 feet of water. The steamer managed to reach Rockport. A new rudder was made at Gananoque.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1901