The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1904

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

The schooner Luff arrived at the penitentiary wharf with coal from Charlotte.

The schooner Volunteer unloaded lumber from Wolfe Island at Craig's wharf today.

The steamer Stranger cleared for Newboro after loading coal at Crawford's wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Corsican down last night; Rideau King to Ottawa this morning.

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

The steamer Neepewah, the new steel boat of the McKays, of Hamilton, lightened 30,000 bushels of wheat and barley at Richardsons' elevator this morning, and proceeded to Montreal. She came down from Chicago.

The steambarge Navajo, from Montreal with general cargo, is at Richardsons' wharf. Some mariners have been unable to read the name upon her, though it is in steel letters. Two of these look as if they had been seasick, being affixed upside down.

p.3 Large Lake Freighters - Detroit, Oct. 8th - Announcement was made by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, of the signing of contracts for two large lake freighters. One, which is to be built for the Western Transit company, of Buffalo, is to be a duplicate of the new steamer Duluth, of the same line. The other contract calls for a 10,000 ton coarse freighter, 524 feet long. The name of the company for which the ship is to be built has been withheld.



Near Port Colborne - Lightened Load.

Port Colborne, Oct. 10th - The stranded steamer F.B. Prince, of the Ogdensburg line, which went ashore at this place yesterday morning in a fog, was released, and arrived here at eleven o'clock, last night, accompanied by tugs and lighter. The steamer was out a foot, but after lightering part of her deck-load of flour, onto the lighter, came off. The Prince is now lightering grain at the elevator, and reloading her deck cargo. She has sustained no damage, and will proceed down the canal this forenoon.

Damaged In Collision.

Detroit, Oct. 10th - The steamer Ottawa of the Canada Atlantic line, which was seriously damaged in collision with with the steamer Midland Queen, also a Canadian steamer, during a heavy fog on Lake Superior nearly a week ago, has arrived here, to undergo repairs. Plates were broken below the water line, and it is thought several frames also are broken. The boat will be docked at the plant of the Detroit Ship Building company for survey.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1904