The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1905

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p.1 A New Ferry Boat - Detroit, Nov. 8th - Pere Marquette Ferry No. 14 has arrived here from Port Huron and will begin the transportation of cars across the river, between Detroit and the new slip, near the Canadian Pacific dock, on the Windsor side. The new ferry will carry twenty-seven cars at a load. The ferry International, will continue to carry cars across the St. Clair river between Port Huron and Sarnia for the Pere Marquette road.

The Steamer On Fire - Ogdensburg, N.Y., Nov. 8th - With the crew fighting a fierce fire amidships the steamer Alexandria put into Prescott, yesterday, and summoned the village fire department. The blaze was extinguished with little damage. The Alexandria was bound to Montreal with freight for export. She cleared for that port last night.

p.2 Day's Episodes - Capt. Hicks, owner of the steamer Varuna, who has recently had the second cancer removed from his chin, is said to be improving.


The schooner Lydon is loading feldspar for Charlotte.

Craig's wharf: steambarge Westport for Rideau canal.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Westmount cleared for Fort William.

The propeller India, from Fort William, with 50,000 bushels of wheat, is at Richardsons'.

John Hunter, a young Englishman, deckhand on the steamer Alexandria, was drowned at Prescott.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King this morning to Westport; Picton down yesterday; Belleville due down today; Aletha, bay ports.

The steamer Varuna came from Trenton, last night, and will go into Davis' drydock for repairs to her engine. The Varuna will winter in Trenton.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The propeller India cleared for Fort William this afternoon after unloading a cargo of grain at Richardsons'.

p.8 Irondequoit Sold - Rochester, Nov. 8th - The yacht Irondequoit, which won the Canada Cup for the Rochester Yacht Club in 1903, has been sold to H. Mason Rasburg, a prominent member of the New York Yacht Club. She has not been in commission since the year of her great victory.

Capt. John McCaul is dead at Wolfe Island aged eighty-two years. He spent twenty-seven years with the Calvin company, and sailed the schooners Liverpool, Richards and William Penn. He has lived retired for some years.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1905