The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1903

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p.1 Steamer Orion Disabled - Port Colborne, June 7th - The steamer Tecumseh arrived this morning with the steamer Orion and consort Muskoka in tow, having towed them from Rondeau. The Orion's machinery broke down several days ago when about twenty-five miles east of Rondeau. They are loaded with lumber from Toledo for Kingston. The Orion will be towed from the canal to Kingston, where repairs to the Orion's machinery will be made.

p.2 Personal Mention - James Kennedy, Chicago; Andrew Kennedy, of the steamer Turret Court; Walter Hazlett, of the steamer Corsican, relatives of the late Mr. Dickson, were in the city today to attend the funeral.


Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia and Lake Michigan up; Ocean down.

Henry Folger stated today that the steamer Empire State is insured for $25,000.

The steamer America is on the ferry route today while the steamer Pierrepont is being painted.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Nellie Reid and two grain-laden barges cleared for Montreal; schooner Pilot from Napanee with grain.

The steamer Rideau King, which ran into the stumps near Kilmarnock, sustained no damage beyond the breaking of a plank. She arrived here on Saturday night.

The steamer North King had a remarkably large crowd aboard yesterday for so early in the season. The excursionists spent the afternoon at Alexandria Bay.

The steamer Spartan, westward bound, was in port Sunday. She was due here Friday, but was delayed on the river by smoke. The captain found it impossible to navigate after sundown, hence the delay.

The steamer Turret Court, which reached port Sunday, was delayed on Lake Ontario nearly three days on account of the dense fog which hung over the lake. The supply of provisions was nearly exhausted and meagre fare was served out to the crew.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Turret Court from Fort William with 96,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Denver from Chicago with 45,000 bushels of wheat; tug Bronson cleared down with four grain-laden barges; tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with two light barges to load coal.

p.6 New Steamship In Port - The steamship A.E. Ames, loaded with railroad iron, bound from Antwerp to Fort William, was in port today. After provisioning she proceeded on her way westward. The Ames is a new steamship, destined for the grain carrying trade on the great lakes, and owned by the company possessing the turret ships. She went aground in the Soulanges canal and was released, uninjured, by the Donnelly company, on her way up the river. She was "let loose," and heavily burdened as she was, made fifteen miles an hour.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1903