The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1905

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p.2 Yields Up Its Dead - body of Captain Frederick Couilliard found; one of men who died in Scout explosion, was this season to have commanded the steamer Maissoneuve, employed in the light service in the St. Lawrence between Quebec and Montreal.


The schooner Echo, from Trenton, is unloading wood at Portsmouth.

Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba and Lake Michigan up; Alexandria down this evening.

Swif's wharf: steamers North King and Kingston down and up on Sunday; Rideau King cleared this morning for Ottawa.

The steamer Fairmount is due at the M.T. company wharf this evening. She is en route to Sydney, C.B., with iron ore. Capt. Fraser will take her down there.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson called, en route to Montreal from Cobourg, with a dredge and two scows; tug Emerson cleared down with six laden barges, and on arriving back clears light for Oswego.



Refused Entry To Government Dry-dock.

The steamer Dorothy, which was towed here last Thursday from Farran's Point, having broken her wheel, has been refused admittance to the government dry-dock by the marine department, to which Superintendent Rees submitted the matter. She is a United States vessel, laden with between 300 and 400 tons of dynamite, and bound for Lake Superior. At first, an effort was made to conceal the fact that she had dynamite, but it is now admitted.

The marine department considers it too risky to admit the vessel to the dry-dock with such a cargo. If an explosion should occur, the dock would be a thing of the past, and part of the city also. Furthermore, the vessel is a foreigner, and there is no reason why any risk should be taken by the Canadian authorities. Probably the element of danger would only be one in ten, but it is better that it should be run at Buffalo than at Kingston. A new wheel has arrived from Buffalo for the Dorothy, but it will have to be put on while the vessel is afloat, or in the dry-dock at Buffalo. The probability is that the Dorothy will be towed to the latter place.

The Dorothy has been lying just outside the government dry-dock. She is a one-deck steel steamer. When her stern disappears up the harbor there are some people here who will breathe easier.

Built Yankee Lighthouses - It is recalled by a government official that the United States lighthouses opposite Ogdensburg, below Alexandria Bay and in the Niagara river were built of stone broken and dressed at the Kingston Penitentiary. This is interesting, in view of the fact that there was talk of the Cape Vincent breakwater being built of stone from the penitentiary. The contractor of the latter, however, feared to take the risk of using prison broke stone.

The Reeve Sustained - Several Wolfe Islanders in conversation today over the action of Reeve Briceland, in relieving the captain of the ferry steamer and appointing a successor, upheld the stand taken by the reeve. All those forming the group were heavy ratepayers, but they took the ground that the reeve had the best interests of the township at heart when he made the change.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1905