The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1905

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p.1 Capt. Pratt - Said To Be Liable For His Action - Detroit, Nov. 18th - Capt. Pratt of steamer George C. Howe, of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Transportation company, signed on man for round trip to Duluth; sailor claims he was dismissed at Detroit and refused wages; immigration officials investigating.



The schooner Metzner is preparing to go into winter quarters.

The tug Frontenac brought the barge Quebec from Cape Vincent this morning.

Craig's wharf: propeller Michigan down this morning; steamer Alexandria up today.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes will clear tonight from Richardsons' wharf for Big Sodus with feldspar.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort are expected at Garden Island, tonight, from Toledo, with timber.

The government supply tug which has been in port all week, having her boiler covered, cleared this morning, down.

The steamer Belleville was due down today, on her last trip of the season. She will then go into winter quarters at Sorel.

The Rochester and Ogdensburg Navigation company has been incorporated with a capital of $50,000. The steamers will run via Kingston.

By order of the admiralty court the schooner H.M. Ballou, Port Hope, was put up for sale at Trenton, and was sold to a gentleman from Toronto for $350. Some time ago the Ballou was seized for wages due to one of the deck hands named Jessie Judge.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consort Hamilton due tomorrow, from Fort William, with 140,000 bushels of wheat; tugs Thomson and Bronson up with seven light barges; tug Emerson from Oswego with one coal laden barge; tugs Emerson, Thomson and Bronson will clear down with eight grain laden barges.

On Thursday, Capt. Mawdesly, of the steamer Donnaconna, which was here yesterday, fell off the boiler-house of his boat to the deck and broke his leg below the knee. He was taken to the St. Catharines hospital. Capt. James Dix, of Kingston, was engaged here to command and took the steamer back to Fort William last night, after it was unloaded at the M.T. company elevator.

Captain Scott, of the propeller Persia, when in port, yesterday, said he wished it fully

understood that the running aground of his boat, last week near Trenton, was no one's fault. "We had taken our usual course," he continued, "and were in mid-channel, but the high wind caused such a lowering of the water and being so heavily loaded, there was not enough water for us."

Capt. Edward Booth leaves with the government steamer Aberdeen on Monday for Quebec. She is a lighthouse tender and has been at Polson's yards in Toronto all season, having new boilers and machinery installed. Last fall while being brought up, winter set in before she could get clear of the river and she was caught in the ice in the Soulanges canal, where she lay until spring.

Presentation on Steamer - A very pleasant time was spent aboard the R. & O. steamer Picton, Thursday evening, while the steamer was lying at Gananoque. The occasion was the presentation of a silver mounted umbrella to Capt. Mills by the officers and crew, and a handsome bathrobe to Oscar Day, the steward. Speeches, etc. were delivered by the recipients and the rest of the officers, and the evening was spent very enjoyably. The captain and the steward have always been popular.



A New Company Is Being Formed.

Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 18th - Several Buffalo men, headed by M.J. Galvin, and associated with F.W. Wheeler, a steamboat man of Detroit, and some Pittsburg capitalists, are forming the Niagara and St. Lawrence Steam Navigation company, which will be known as the American line. The company is now in process of incorporation and the capital stock has been subscribed. Two new steamers, the Chippewa and Iroquois, now operating on Lake Michigan, have been bought and will be taken to Lake Ontario to be used next summer. The vessels will run between Lewiston and Alexandria Bay and will touch only at American ports. The company has made arrangements for dockage at Lewiston.

Body Found - on shore of Point Peninsula - "....might have been one of the hands of the schooner that recently went down between Oswego and Cape Vincent...."

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Richardsons' elevator: schooner Plunkett, from Trenton, with grain.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1905