The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1905

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p.1 Vessels In Collision - Detroit, June 23rd - In a collision between the steamers City of Rome, bound up, and the Linden, bound down, near Tashmoo Park, early this morning, both were sunk. Two cooks, named Hardy and Wise, went down with the Linden.

The Raft Broken Up - Sarnia, June 23rd - A raft of four million feet, which the Reid Wrecking company's tugs were trying to bring into the river, broke up at the foot of Lake Huron, yesterday afternoon, and was swept down with the rapid current in the river. Only a small portion of the logs could be boomed again and the remainder will have to be picked up along the river where they drift.

Put Bullet Into His Leg - Brockville, June 23rd - Capt. Gauthier, of barge Argosy, accidentally shot himself in leg.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria is expected up tonight.

The schooner Luff cleared today from Richardsons' wharf for Oswego, with feldspar.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson up with three light barges and cleared down with four grain-laden.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down this morning; steamer Picton up; steamer Hamilton down this afternoon.

The steamer Prescott of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, went aground near Cornwall, on Wednesday night. Two powerful tugs succeeded in relieving the Prescott next morning. The vessel was not damaged.

Will Be A Busy Season - The tourist travel on the Rideau steamers between Kingston and Ottawa this summer is likely to be large. On the last trip the steamer Rideau King hadn't stateroom accommodation for all who sought it. The steamer Rideau Queen begins her trips next Monday, and has a large booking for both ends of the route. Capt. Noonan, managing director, says that the Rideau is now most extensively advertised by railways all over the United States.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Scout has been put in Davis' dry-dock, where rebuilding will be commenced.

p.6 To Test The Law - Detroit, June 23rd - Booth Fish Company, of Chicago, known as the "Fish Trust," have practical control of the business all over Michigan and Canada; rival Wolverine Fish company to test loans and trust law.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1905