The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1906

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p.2 Sailor Awarded Damages - A sailor named Ezra Ellis, who during last season was on the schooner Emily B. Maxwell, lost an eye on the night of December 1st last, by running against a wire fence which the Standard Ideal Sanitary company had erected on the centre pier in Port Hope harbor. In an action for damages, tried at Picton, on the 17th inst., before Judge Britton, the jury awarded Ellis $2,600 damages. The verdict carries costs.


Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha from bay ports.

The sloop Ripple has cleared for Waupoos with a general cargo.

The steamer Neepaway left the dry dock last night, and proceeded to Toronto.

Capt. Nelson Palmatier, Cherry Valley, will be mate on the steamer Van Allen.

The steamer Varuna and the steam tug Aurelia will be launched this week at Trenton.

The schooner Bertie Caulkins is loading lumber and pickets at the Spile wharf, for Charlotte.

The steamer Calvin and consort Ceylon left Garden Island, today, for Toronto to load lumber.

Richardsons' wharf: schooner Charles Marshall from Cobourg with grain; schooner Lizzie Metzner loading feldspar for Sodus.

The steamship Gordon Campbell went on the dry dock, this morning, to have repaired a broken shaft. She will also have her hull painted.

E. Briceland, Wolfe Island, manager of the ferry steamer Wolfe Islander, has arranged for the steamer to make weekly trips between Gananoque and Kingston.

The steamer Turbinia, of the Hamilton Steamboat company, has arrived at Montreal, and is expected at the government dry dock the latter part of next week, to go on the dock to have her hull painted.

The schooner Annie Minnes, which had so narrow an escape from being wrecked last fall, has been purchased by the Hepburn Bros., Picton, and will be repaired and converted into a tow barge.



Cause Many Accidents On Lakes Near Soo.

Detroit, April 21st - Probably not in the history of the lakes have there been so many accidents, in a similar length of time, during fair weather, as in the vicinity of the Soo during the past seven days.

Yesterday, the Malicto (Malieto ?) stranded on Round Island, being the sixth boat to ground this week, in addition to the collision between the Saxon and Zimmerman, which was the first of the list of mishaps.

The water is a foot below normal, and the fact that the can buoys have not yet been placed, and that spar buoys have been misplaced, is the cause of much of the trouble.

Donnacona Stranded.

Sault Ste. Marie, April 21st - The Canadian steamer Donnacona, bound down, laden with grain, is stranded just below the cut. She is on mud, and will not be damaged, but the cargo must be lightered.

p.13 Innovation on Muskoka Lakes - Those who patronize the Muskoka Lakes in the "Highlands of Ontario" during the summer season will be glad to know that the Muskoka Navigation company have added to their fleet a fine new steel twin-screw steamer, 152 feet long, with a carrying capacity of 800 people. The new boat is called the Sagamo. Her design is known as the day boat observation type, her deck space and cabins so constructed so as to afford passengers an opportunity of seeing the scenery from all sides.

Steamer will be fitted out in the most modern style, having a dining room on main deck, which will accommodate ninety people.

Steamer is electrically lighted, steered by steam, and will have a speed of sixteen miles per hour.

This new boat will run in connection with the Grand Trunk railway system's "Midnight Special" from Buffalo, which arrives Muskoka wharf early in the morning, the boat leaving there at 7 a.m. every day for Port Cockburn via Beaumaris, Port Carling, Windermere, Royal Muskoka, Morinus, Minett, Port Sandfield and the principle points on Lake Joseph, returning to Muskoka wharf about 7:45 p.m. to connect with the southbound train.

It is expected that the steamer will be put in commission about June 15th, and the Muskoka "Midnight Special" of the Grand Trunk will go into service on June 29th.

p.15 Well-Known Captain - Capt. Aldridge Kendall, Clayton, is one of the best known St. Lawrence river captains. He was born in St. Lawrence county in 1851. His experience on the St. Lawrence river was such that when very young his services were solicited by captains and owners of the best boats. He held the position as first officer and pilot on the steamer T.S. Faxton (at that time one of the largest passenger steamers on the St. Lawrence river) when he was twenty one years old. Capt. Kendall has had experience from Chicago to Montreal. For several years he was master of the steamer St. Lawrence, the flagship of the Thousand Island Steamboat company's fleet. He is now master of the steam yacht Winona, the private yacht of Gen. J.A. Johnson, of Washington, D.C.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1906