The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1905

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Collingwood, Ont., June 19th - The steamer City of Collingwood, of the Northern Navigation company, was burned to the water's edge at the Grand Trunk docks early this morning. The steamer was one of the best equipped in the line. The loss is covered by insurance of $80,000. The Collingwood arrived at 10:30 o'clock, on Sunday night, with the steamer Britannic in tow, released from Campbell's Rock. The fire started at 2 a.m. in the engine room. The fireman and two deck hands lost their lives. The Britannic is badly scorched. She was towed away by a tug. The rest of the crew escaped by jumping overboard.

Dorothy At Detroit.

Detroit, Mich., June 19th - The steamer Dorothy, with 900 tons dynamite for Houghton, Mich., arrived here yesterday afternoon, and continued her voyage at daylight this morning. The Dorothy is the boat that had so much trouble in having her propellor repaired at Kingston, permission to dock her having been refused on account of the nature of her cargo.


Collingwood, Ont., June 19th - The Grand Trunk's loss is estimated at $20,000. The sheds were completely burned with five cars. The steamer was insured in the British Lloyds for $80,000. The total loss is $125,000. Four men lost their lives, namely: James Mead, fireman, Prescott; Lymon Peters, deckhand, Owen Sound; A. McClennan, deck hand, East Tawas, Mich.; another deck hand, name unknown, was lost.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down this evening.

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

James Downey, son of D.W. Downey, Brockville, is now assistant purser on the steamer Toronto.

Swift's wharf: steamers North King and Kingston down and up Sunday; Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

The Detroit & Cleveland Navigation company have decided to spend $1,000,000 on another steamer for the Cleveland day run, an advance of $200,000 over the original estimate.

M.T. company wharf: S.S. Westmount, from Matiwac, with 130,000 bushels of oats and cleared for Cleveland to load coal; tug Emerson from Oswego with four coal-laden barges and cleared down with three.

The steamer Hamilton, which went east on Friday night, was in a badly crippled condition. At Bowmanville an extension bar of the port side wheel broke, which in turn knocked two blades off the wheel and badly smashed the box.

The U.S. revenue cutter Mackinac passed on Saturday, on her way to Sault Ste. Marie. Capt. J.F. Wild, R.C.S. in command, navigated between Oswego and Ogdensburg, twenty-five years ago. The Mackinac measures 110 feet, 22 feet beam, and is 10 feet deep. Her hull and deck houses are of steel. She was built for the service at Baltimore two years ago.

p.3 Result of Yacht Races - Verona wins races held in harbor on Saturday.

p.5 The Band Of Hope - of Sailor's Snug Harbor had a picnic.

Marine Tidings.

The steamer Rideau Queen begins trips to Ottawa next Monday. On Saturday she will take an excursion to Jones Falls.

The steamer New Island Wanderer left this afternoon for Clayton to begin her season's route between there and Alexandria Bay.

Scrubbers and painters are at work getting the steamer New York ready for service. H.S. Folger says she will begin her trips by July 1st.

The steamer Donnelly and lighterer went up to the Main Ducks yesterday afternoon to release a vessel which ran ashore. It is supposed to be the schooner Marshall, and bound for Portsmouth.


Yacht Club Officers.

The Bay of Quinte Yacht Club of Picton has elected these officers:

Commodore - H.S. Miller.

Vice-commodore - James de C. Hepuburn.

Rear-commodore - W.G. McClellan.

Secretary-treasurer - E.W. Sherriff.

Sailing Committee - H.S. Reynolds; M. Tierney; R.A. Norman; M. Stortz; James de C. Hepburn; Alexander Wilson, and R.Y. Leslie.

The club will entertain the Crescent Yacht Club of Watertown, N.Y., on July 13th.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1905