The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1906

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p.1 Collision of Steamboats - Ogdensburg, April 28th - The Rutland Transit company steamer Prince collided with the Canadian steamer Fairmount, while locking through the Welland canal. The stem of the Ogdensburg boat was broken in two at a point three feet above the main rail. Repairs will be made while the boat is unloading at Cleveland.

Will Call At Detroit - Detroit, April 28th - It is announced that the passenger and freight steamers of the Northern Navigation company (Collingwood), will make Detroit a port of call this season, beginning July 1st. The Britannic will run as far as Kincardine.

Ice For Erie, Pa. - Detroit, Mich., April 28th - An Erie, Pa. despatch says the steamer Isabella Reed brought a cargo of ice, today, from Canada, the first to arrive here in many years. The ice crop in this vicinity failed here last winter.



While entering Cornwall canal, last night, the barge Cobourg, which left the M.T. company elevator, in tow of the tug Thomson, Thursday morning, struck and sank. She is corn laden for Montreal. The local office of the company was notified, and this morning the tug Hall, with the barge Regina as lighterer, left here for Cornwall. The Cobourg will have to be relieved of a part of her cargo before she can be floated.

Along the Harbor Front.

Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha, bay ports.

Capt. Palmateer has sold his schooner, the Volunteer, to a Quebec gentleman for $800.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Neebing, from Fort William, with 63,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Alexandria will make her first call into Kingston, en route to Montreal, on Monday.

The schooner Acacia is yet awaiting orders from the Locomotive Works to proceed to Sodus for coal.

The schooner Suffel arrived from Picton, this morning, light. She is now owned and commanded by Capt. Joseph Dix.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The sloop Granger came over from the foot of Wolfe Island, and unloaded hay at the G.T.R. wharf today.

p.15 Trent Canal Cost - total expenditure on canal up to March 31st was $4,957,653.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1906