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

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p.2 A Youth Drowned - was going to ship on steamer India, of Calvin fleet, tied up at government drydock; fell into water.

The Captain Fined - At police court, this morning, Captain Malcolm Cameron, of the Turret Crown, was charged with assaulting a deckhand, John McLachlan. The evidence was to the effect that Mr. McLachlan had been very quarrelsome since shipping on the steamer. On the day in question he knocked the cook down and she hit him with a tin cup. Coming on deck, the captain became very angry with the sailor and knocked him down. This was admitted by Cameron. The court was satisfied the captain had sufficient cause for aggravation, but wanted further evidence. He, however, refused to bring the cook in the police court. With no alternative the court fined him $5 and costs, or fifteen days. The fine was paid.



By A Collision Between Two Steamers.

The steamer Aletha, of Kingston, had a collision, on Tuesday night, with the steamer Reindeer, of Napanee, at Cressy on the Bay of Quinte, and as a result a woman was in danger of drowning. It seems that the Aletha was on her way up, and had crossed over from Conway. It was pitch dark and she approached the Cressy wharf with caution. No vessel could be seen ahead. The Reindeer, it seems, was coming down, and had reached the wharf at Cressy, a little ahead of the Aletha. It is alleged there were no lights on the Reindeer, as required by law, and that was the cause of the collision.

As the Aletha worked into the wharf she ran against the bow of the Reindeer on the latter's portside. The collision was slight, but it happened that a woman was walking from the Reindeer's gang plank to the wharf. She was thrown into the water by the shock, but was soon rescued, though her position was not an enviable one.

The Reindeer's captain was taxed by Capt. Roys, of the Aletha, with having no lights. The former replied that he didn't have to carry any, the Reindeer making her trips in daylight, but this time she was late. The matter will likely be reported to the marine department by the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Navigation company. Capt. Roys complains that vessels on the bay are lax about carrying lights. One night recently he nearly ran into a schooner which was coming down without a light.

Marine Notes.

M.T. company wharf: steamer Turret Crown cleared for Fort William.

The schooner Kalkins, with coal from Oswego, is at Soward's wharf.

The steamer Aletha will winter on the Kingston Foundry Marine railway, and will have steel keelsons put under her machinery.

Craig's wharf: propellor Cuba down last night; propellor Persia down this morning; steamer Niagara due down tonight.

The steamer India, with 50,000 bushels of wheat, from Fort William, was unloaded at Richardsons' elevator today. She has been lying at the government dry dock while her consort the Burma was being unloaded.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville down this morning; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning; steamer Picton due up tonight; steamyacht Jessie N., Alexandria Bay; schooner Tradewind cleared for Charlotte.

The Lake Marine - Development In Size of Steamers Since 1876 - (2/3 column)

[Cleveland Plain Dealer]

p.7 Stone In Her Keel - Chicago, Oct. 19th - The big freighter Brazil is at the shipyards drydock in South Chicago with a huge stone weighing fully 1,100 pounds held securely between the plates in the centre of the boat near the keel. The stone was picked up by the steamer somewhere between Duluth and South Chicago, and Capt. Riebold is unable to explain how the stone came in contact with his boat.

The big stone after tearing away a number of plates and cutting a big hole in the side of the Brazil, served as a plug to prevent the boat from sinking.

She arrived in South Chicago in good time and the captain states that he experienced no great difficulty in making the trip. The steamer is now undergoing a thorough inspection and it will require several weeks to make the necessary repairs.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Allen reports that the buoy belonging to the Bolivia shoal, between Cedar Island and Long Island Park, has disappeared.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1905