The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1905

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The M.T. company barge Kildonan, which went ashore near the False Ducks on Monday, was released early yesterday afternoon by the Donnelly Wrecking company. One hundred tons of her coal cargo had to be removed to the lighter Grantham. The steamer Donnelly pulled at the Kildonan from daylight to shortly after noon, when she succeeded in floating the heavily laden barge. The latter was towed down by the Donnelly, which reached here at five o'clock in the afternoon. The Kildonan was found to be leaking very little. What coal was lightered was put back again, and this morning the Kildonan left in tow for Montreal.

Movements of Vessels.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Rosedale cleared this morning from Richardsons' elevator for Fort William.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes will load feldspar at Richardsons' wharf for Sodus.

At Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton up this afternoon; Rideau King down this evening.

At Craig's wharf: steamers Lake Michigan down this morning; Persia due up from Montreal tonight.

M.T. company wharf: tug Glide cleared down with two coal and two grain laden barges; tug Emerson from Oswego with one coal laden barge.



Wants Abolition Of Recent Regulations.

Ottawa, May 17th - Francis King, Kingston, was one of a deputation of four that, today, waited on the minister of canals, on behalf of the Dominion Marine association. They asked the abolition of the recent regulation, which requires all classes of vessels to stop one hundred yards before they reach the Cornwall canal, and to pass through without using their own steam, and by means of a hawser, electric winches, etc. used from the shore.

The minister promised to look into the matter, and asked for statistics. They also waited on Sir Richard Cartwright, and asked that the regulation forbidding loading grain at Port Arthur and Fort William be abolished.

Others on the deputation were J.A. Cuttle, C.A. Jaques, Montreal; A.A. Wright, Toronto. The Cornwall canal regulations now means a five hour delay, and is strongly opposed.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1905