The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1902

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p.1 A Steamer Damaged - Sault Ste. Marie, May 16th - The C.P.R. steamer Athabaska, with about forty passengers, and heavily laden with freight for the Soo, and ports on Lake Superior, struck on a shoal at Detour this morning, and is leaking badly. She is now tied up at Detour and the passengers will be brought up by the steamer Chippewa this afternoon. A diver is examining the vessel's plates to find the extent of damage.

Death of Mr. Meneilley - an old resident of Toronto, 71, for five years was chairman of the board of steamboat inspection, marine department, Ottawa.


Ogdensburg, N.Y., May 16th - The Ogdensburg Coal & Towing Company, which annually carried down the St. Lawrence river from Oswego the hard coal supply for Montreal, has transported the last cargo obtainable at lake ports owing to the miner's strike. Its fleet of twenty barges, four tugs and a little steamer, will go in ordinary on arrival from Montreal until the strike is settled. The crews and derrick operatives are being paid off and discharged.



Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

The steamer Cuba, from Toledo, passed down this morning.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, from Montreal this evening.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Laura D. from Wellington; Maggie L. from Consecon.

The steamer Chippewa, of the Niagara line, Toronto, is here to enter the government dry dock for repairs.

The schooner Laura D. has made three round trips to Wellington in the past six days, bringing grain to Richardsons' elevator. This is considered quite a record.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Keewatin from Toronto with barley; tug Bronson from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared down with four barges, grain-laden.

The steamer King Edward, formerly the Montaux, of Providence, Rhode Island, arrived at Swift's wharf this morning to coal. She is en route to Sault Ste. Marie, having been purchased by Mr. Clergue, for traffic between that place and Toledo. The King Edward is a very large steamer, and in order to pass her through the St. Lawrence canals her sides had to be cut off.

p.5 Incidents Of The Day - The schr. Emerald cleared light from Garden Island for Oswego.

p.6 Purchased Three Vessels - Capt. Henry Wilson has purchased one schooner, the Lerlina, and 3 other vessels, to run between New Orleans and Rio Grande.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1902