The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1904

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p.2 A Serious Accident - A serious accident occurred at Garden Island on Saturday afternoon. John Cameron who lives at 268 Sydenham street, wheelsman on the steambarge India, was unloading the vessel when two timbers slipped, pinning him to the deck. He sustained painful injuries, a broken ankle and both his legs were badly crushed. James Reid's ambulance was summoned from the city, and he was removed to his home. Medical aid was secured, and at latest reports he was progressing favorably.


Craig's wharf: steamers Persia, up yesterday; Lake Michigan, up today.

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

The schooners Tradewind and Marshall, stormbound here, cleared for Oswego.

The tug Col. By and scow Minnie loaded coal at Swift's wharf this morning.

The steambarge Navajo, from Montreal with general cargo, is at Richardsons' wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Spartan up yesterday; Rideau Canal to Ottawa this morning.

The schooner W.J. Suffel cleared from Swift's wharf, yesterday, and will go into winter quarters at Picton.

The steamer Ocean, which was due yesterday, was delayed on her up trip by storm and did not make her down trip on time.

p.6 Under Shelter -Sault Ste. Marie, Oct. 24th - The steamer Rosemount and two consorts, which left Fort William at midnight, on Tuesday, passed here today at noon. The captain reports that he encountered very heavy weather on Lake Superior. He, with ten others, laid under shelter of Keewana (sic) Point for three days in a northerly gale.


The steamer North King will shortly enter Davis' dry-dock and remain there all winter, receiving extensive repairs.

A new gate is being put on Davis' dry dock. It is two feet wider than before.

The steamer Rideau King is to receive an extensive overhauling this winter. Capt. Noonan has been unable to get a marine railway or dock at Kingston, as all are engaged, and they have to take the steamer to Jones' Falls locks.

Capt. Peter McGlade contemplates building a small steamer this winter for winter traffic. It may run between Gananoque and Clayton, or between Kingston and Gananoque.

Opposition is spoken of for the Rideau steamers next season. Capt. A.E. Foster, of Smith's Falls, is to build a steamer to run between there and Kingston. The Rideau Lakes Navigation company are figuring on adding two more boats to their fleet.

Boat building will be very brisk in Kingston during the coming winter. There will be a big demand for ship carpenters.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1904