The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1902

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p.1 The Canal Blocked - Sault Ste. Marie, June 7th - The barge Maderia, in tow of the steameer Douglas Houghton, collided with the draw of the International bridge on the American side, tearing the structure off the bearings and leaving it swinging three-fourths of the way across the channel, which, as a result, completely blocked the canal. All vessels, consequently, are forced to take the Canadian locks. The draw is badly damaged.



The schooner Katie Eccles cleared for bay ports.

Swif's wharf: steamer Hamilton from Montreal tonight.

Malt house wharf: steambarge King Ben from Sodus with coal.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Acacia and Tradewind from Charlotte with coal.

The schooner (sic) New York had a very quick launching from the M.T. company marine railway yesterday afternoon. She slid off with remarkable ease.

Davis & Sons have built a new steam tug for J. Boyd, which vessel will ply on the Massassaga river. The boiler for the new tug is now being built at Selby & Youlden's foundry, Ontario street.

In running the Lachine rapids, the most treacherous of the St. Lawrence, the big steamer Montreal bumped on rocks once or twice, and injured the hull to the extent of springing a plate. After being completed at Sorel, she will go into dry dock at Quebec. The Montreal drew about a foot more water than was calculated upon when it was first planned to bring the vessel down the rapids. Her draught was seven feet seven inches. In order to get that low limit, all but one of her boilers were blown off.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1902