The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1905

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The schooner Burton cleared from Booth's wharf for Deseronto.

The schooner Tradewind, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Folger's wharf.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down last night; propeller Michigan down this morning.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton up tonight; steamer Picton up last night; steamer Aletha bay ports.

M.T. company wharf: steamers Turret Cape and Rosemount, from Fort William, each with 88,000 bushels of wheat.

For two weeks in succession the steamer Alexandria has been so heavily laden that she has been unable to carry any freight out of Kingston.

The owners of the steamer Belleville are appealing from the judgement of Justice Teetzel ordering them to pay George Edwards $842, the balance of $1,000 damages for the loss of his foot. Edwards was an employee on the boat and was ordered to snub up the steamer. His foot became caught in the line and was torn off.

James Cuttle, manager of the Montreal Transportation company, says, today that the Prescott Terminal company elevator at Prescott, which has not been in working order for the past seven years, is now open, and has taken in during the past week 200,000 bushels of wheat, and it is expected that it will be filled before the close of navigation for export during the winter.

A deal has been closed for the sale of the steamship Gordon Campbell, of Chicago, to George Plunkett, of Cobourg, Ont. The boat will be used in the package freight trade on the St. Lawrence river. The consideration is said to have been $1,500. When the boat was built for the Anchor line it cost $80,000, and in those days paid for itself over and over again. The steamship registers 785 net tons and is 205 feet long by thirty-two feet beam.

Captain Thomas Donnelly left, on Monday night, for Quebec to survey the damages received by two ocean steamers in collision near Quebec. The S.S. Euphemia bound out to sea with general cargo, and a Norwegian steamer, bound up the St. Lawrence with coal, collided in the river. From Quebec Capt. Donnelly goes to Lakefield, to survey the tug Lakefield, burned near there, and then to Toronto, Hamilton and Cleveland, on business for the marine underwriters.



From Bodies of Sailors Drowned Off Steamers.

Detroit, Mich., Oct. 31st - When Capt. McDonald was lost, last month, with steamer the Sevona, on Lake Superior, he had $1,500, but no money was found on his body. Since then, three Bayfield, Wisconsin, men have been arrested with wet and mutilated bills in their pockets.

Among the sailors was John McLacklin, Watford, Ont., upon whose body $150 was found. A woman who claimed to be a relative, claimed and cared for the body. McLacklin's mother now writes from Watford, that she knows of no one who had any right to claim the body. The Bayfield authorities are looking into the matter.

The steamer Saronic, of the Northern Navigation company, of Sarnia, which goes into the floating dry dock of the Great Lakes Engineering works, here, today, will require a new stem, part of keel and some planking as a result of striking in the Soo river on her last trip down.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1905