The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1902

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte.

Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean and Aberdeen from Montreal.

The government dredge Sir Richard has gone to Bath to do some work there.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Dauntless and grain laden barge cleared for Montreal.

W.G. Craig intends having the approach to his wharf deepened to fifteen feet. It is now only about twelve feet, too shallow for deeply laden vessels. Stretching out from this wharf is a large shoal, and dynamiting will have to be done before a dredge can operate.

The new R. & O. steamer Montreal will leave the Bertram docks some day this week for Montreal. The vessel will go at the earliest possible moment, in order to take advantage of the present high water for her trip through the rapids. The Montreal is by far the largest vessel that has ever attempted to run the rapids, and there is much speculation as to the result of the experiment. Every possible precaution will be taken against possible accident, some three of the best St. Lawrence pilots having been engaged to take the steamer down the river. A powerful tug will accompany the steamer on her trip. It is expected that C.F. Gildersleeve and other officials of the company will make the trip. The navigation company does not assume charge of the vessel until she reaches Montreal.


Many Companies At Work

Honors For A Captain And Crew

It will be remembered that on June 29th last Capt. George S. McDougall, and the crew of the C.P.R. S.S. Athabasca saved eleven men and two women from the rapidly sinking American barge Preston during a wind gale on Lake Superior. The passengers presented the Captain with a handsome, illuminated address, the Royal Canadian humane association awarded him their parchment certificate for distinguished bravery, and the president of the United States presented the captain with a handsome gold watch, chain and pendant, with a suitable inscription, commending him on his humanity and bravery. Now the dominion government, through the minister of marine, the Hon. Jas. Sutherland, are to present Capt. McDougall with a handsome piece of silver, the first mate, Mr. McPhee, with a binocular glass; the chief engineer, William Lockerby, with a gold medal, and the crew with silver medals suitably inscribed, commemorative of the date of the rescue. The presentation will be made in public at a future date.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1902