The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1906

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p.1 The Vessel Cleared - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., April 30th - The Canadian steamer Iroquois which blocked navigation at this point last week, by swinging across the river, left Detour last night for Depot Harbor, Ont., in tow of the tug Boynton. Her rudder is gone. The steamer will be taken to Collingwood dry dock after unloading her cargo of grain.

p.2 Death of Capt. Thomas - Capt. John Thomas, of Picton, who bought the schooner Fleetwing, and was fitting her out here, died aboard his vessel on Saturday afternoon, after a couple of weeks' illness of heart trouble. The remains were taken to Picton this morning.



Craig's wharf: propeller Cuba, from Hamilton, on Sunday.

The steambarge Navajo cleared on Saturday for Charlotte with feldspar.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Robert Macdonald and Echo, from bay ports with grain.

Prescott's elevator is being fitted up and the plant put in shape for business the coming season.

M.T. company elevator: tugs Hall and Bronson up light; Bronson cleared down with three grain-laden barges.

The steamer Armenia arrived from Oswego with a light barge for Richardsons' elevator, and cleared herself, light, for Montreal.

The M.T. company barge Cobourg, which sank in the Cornwall canal Friday, was floated on Saturday night after a diver had patched the hole in a plank, and pumping was resorted to. The barge is now in Montreal. It is not thought that her cargo is much damaged. The Cobourg struck something jutting from the canal bank, which forced in a bank.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Rideau King leaves early tomorrow morning for Smith's Falls, beginning the season's trips on the Rideau. On Thursday she will go right through to Ottawa. The locks open tomorrow morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1906