The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1905

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p.1 Bought a Steamer - Ogdensburg, July 21st - The George Hall Coal company has purchased the steamer Iron Duke, formerly of the Corregan fleet. The boat was wrecked in the Charlotte harbor last fall but was later raised and is now lying at a wharf there. It will be brought at once to the Ogdensburg shipyard, where all necessary repairs will be made. As soon as this work is completed the Iron Duke will be placed in the coal forwarding trade and will be a necessary addition to the large fleet of Hall boats now plying the lake and river.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale cleared for Oswego.

Craig's wharf: steamer Lake Michigan up; steamer Alexandria up today.

The steamer Ramona was in the government dry dock here yesterday for repairs.

The steamer New York will not be ready to go into commission until next week.

The steamer Ramona, which came up for a new wheel, will not get away till tomorrow morning.

Richardsons' wharf: steambarge Randall from Perth with mica and cleared back with grain.

The steamer India's cargo of steel, from Spragge, is being transhipped into three barges at Garden Island.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson up with one light barge; tug Emerson cleared for Oswego and Charlotte with two light barges.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Picton up last night; steamer Hamilton down today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

A writ was issued by the New Ontario Steamship company against the Montreal Transportation company for $5,000 damages in connection with a collision in the Welland canal, between the companies boats, Westmount and Neepawah.

Capt. George Reid, Cardinal, has made a settlement with the insurance underwriters for the yacht Ellen. He receives $1,700 and retains the boat. He is raising the hull and will take it to dry-dock to be rebuilt. Fred Huck, of Lockport (Rockport ?) is engineering the job and will rebuild the boat.

Capt. Hicks, of the Varuna, is suffering with a cancer on his lip. It is a singular incident that he should be the third one on the Varuna to be afflicted. Capt. Porte had cancer in the stomach, Engineer Norcross had cancer of the liver and now Capt. Hicks has one on the lip. Capt. Anderson will be in charge of the boat during Capt. Hick's treatment.

p.6 Are On A Tour - schooner Maple Leaf brought 36 boys from Hamilton Y.M.C.A. on eighth annual cruise; the Maple Leaf is a fore-and-after of 100 tons burden, owned by Capt. Richard Goldring of Hamilton, and he with his two sons are in charge of the boat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1905