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

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Midland, Ont., Dec. 18th - The end of the season of navigation here came this week, with the arrival of the steambarges Plummer and Fairmount, although this season, more especially, the past three months, has been the most disastrous on the lakes for many years. All the vessels running from Midland have returned safely, each having had a successful summer's business. The fleet which will winter in this harbor, includes some of the finest Canadian freighters in the upper lakes, besides numerous small craft, tugs, dredges, etc. Seven large grain carriers, the Midland King, Midland Queen, Tadousac, Donnaconna, Plummer and Fairmount, are wintering here.

Lighthouse Men - Detroit, Dec. 18th - President Livingstone, of the Lake Carriers' Association, will send tugs today, to take the men from the Bar Point lightship and lighthouse, the Colchester lighthouse, and the lightship at the south east shoal, Lake Erie, all Canadian lights, and also from the ten United States lightships in Lake St. Clair, arrangements having been made with both governments to keep the lights going until the last boat had passed.

Want Small Steamer - Leamington, Dec. 18th - want government to grant a subsidy of $3,000 to a small steamer to make daily trips between Leamington and Pelee Island.

p.2 Day's Episodes - The M.T. company's barge Melrose left the government dry dock, Saturday night.

The steambarge Navajo cleared today from Richardsons' elevator for Prescott with grain.

The steamer Caspian will enter the dry dock this week, to undergo repairs which will keep her there all winter.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The tug Frontenac is at the railway wharf, loading timbers for rafting work, for the Calvin company, Garden Island.

p.8 Forty-four Million Tons - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Dec. 18th - 44 million tons through the canal for the season - largest in history of canal.

Dec. 19, 1905

p.1 A Ferry Captain Injured - Windsor, Dec. 19th - Capt. James Carney, master of the Canadian Pacific railway car ferry Ontario, fell into the hold of the steamer, last night, and is not expected to recover from his injuries.....

To Load Coal For Kingston - Detroit, Dec. 19th - The Canada steamer Neepawah, the last boat of the season from Fort William, arrived from Port Huron last evening. It is understood that she will proceed to Erie and take on a cargo of coal for Kingston.

p.2 Weathered The Storm - O.J. Dix is home from the season's sailing on the upper lakes. He was on the big steamer Evangeline, of Cleveland, which was thought to have been lost in the big storm a few weeks ago. The Evangeline was one of two steamers which safely weathered the awful storm.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Dec 1905