The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean from Montreal; Alexandria from Olcott.

The M.T. company barge Nebraska is receiving repairs in Davis' dry dock.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.

The steambarge Waterlily, which went ashore above Bath on Monday, is on the marine railway at Picton.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa cleared for Fort William; tug Thomson arrived with three light barges from Montreal.

The steamer Toronto was only three quarters of an hour late in arriving at Charlotte on Tuesday night. There was no collision with the steamer Kingston at the wharf. Capt. Booth never made a better landing than on that night. The information came from employees of the line.

Deck Hand Drowned.

Neil Weston, a deck hand, was drowned off the steamer Richelieu at Stella Point Wednesday afternoon. The steamer had left Stella, and was rounding the point. Weston was leaning over the side, securing a line, when he lost his hold and fell overboard. The steamer was stopped and a boat was lowered, but before the young man was reached he had gone down for the last time. Some time was lost in grappling for the body, and then the steamer proceeded on its way to Picton, leaving Stella people to continue the search. Up to ten o'clock this morning the body had not been recovered.

Weston had no friends in this country. He was about twenty-one years of age, and had worked for a farmer on Amherst Island till a month ago, when he shipped aboard the Richelieu.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1901