The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1904

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The rebuilt steambarge King Ben is to be called the Beaver.

Richardson's elevator: schooner Granger from Conway with oats.

The schooner Acacia is unloading coal from Oswego at Swift's wharf.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared from Richardson's wharf with feldspar for Sodus.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is unloading coal at the locomotive works wharf.

At Craig's wharf: steamers Persia up; Ocean and Cuba down; Lake Michigan up yesterday; Alexandria and Waterlily down tonight.

Swift's wharf: steamers North King and Kingston down and up yesterday; Corsican down today; Rideau Queen to Ottawa this afternoon.

Latest advices from Kincardine say that the Canadian schooner Singapore, bound from Tobermory to the port with a cargo of lumber, which was dashed to pieces on the shore near the entrance to the harbor, is a total wreck, and was not injured. J.C. Sutherland, who owned and sailed the vessel, his wife and three children, and the crew of five men, were rescued by the life-saving crew after a heroic struggle in the heavy seas. The Singapore left Tobermory on Monday evening, and became waterlogged in the gales which have prevailed on Lake Huron since that time. When the schooner arrived at Kincardine she was drawing too much water to enter the harbor, and was thrown on the beach, where she soon pounded to pieces. The Singapore made several trips between Toronto and Oswego, early in the season, and was latterly plying between Kingston and Charlotte.


Passing Of The North King's Engineer.

Thomas Barlow, engineer of the steamer North King, had a sudden death on Sunday morning, about six o'clock. During Saturday night he was seized with a weak spell, and was attended by a young doctor who was on board. The end came just as the steamer was leaving Picton. When the North King reached Kingston, Dr. Kilhorn was summoned as coroner, but decided that there was nothing requiring investigation. He pronounced heart disease the cause of death. The body was removed to the deceased's home on Johnson street.

The late Mr. Barlow was a native of England and came to Canada in his young days. For fully half a century he resided in Kingston. He was an employee of the locomotive works nearly all that time, and always regarded as an expert machinist. It was his duty to make the trial trips of locomotives sent out from the works, and to take them to their destination. This he did for many years.

At times he was engineer aboard boats. Long ago he was engineer of the steamer Walter Shanley up the bay, and later on the steamer Hero. During the summers of the past two years he took charge of the engine of the steamer North King, in place of Mr. Hickey, who went on the steamer Caspian while it ran. Sunday was to have been Mr. Barlow's last trip, as Mr. Hickey was to have relieved him for the next two weeks. The trip proved indeed to have been his very last.

The deceased is survived by his wife (formerly Miss Arthurs, of Battersea) and one son, who is a tinsmith in Philadelphia. He was sixty-seven years of age. The flags on the steamer North King are flying at half-mast out of respect to the memory of its faithful engineer.

p.5 Very Successful Season - The steamer Argyle arrived in the city Saturday afternoon after a very successful season on her route from Toronto and Rochester, to north shore Lake Ontario ports. The steamer is now controlled by a stock company, of which William Hazlett of this city is president, and John Hazlett, Jr., secretary treasurer. The Argyle will go into winter quarters at the dry dock slip.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1904