The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1906

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p.1 The Midland Queen - Detroit, May 9th - The Canadian steamer Midland Queen, which collided with the steamer W.G. Mather, at the mouth of the river, last week, will be repaired at Wyandotte. The boat has arrived here, and an examination showed that twelve plates and her stem will have to come off. Her bow haws pipes are also broken, and also must be replaced. The steamer Mather is still at the Ecorse yards of the Great Lakes Engineering works.

A Vessel Sank - Cleveland, Ohio, May 9th - The schooner Algeria, tied up off this harbor as a result of the lake strike, sank in a terrific gale prevailing off Lake Erie, and the barge Iron Queen is in distress a mile off the harbor. It is believed the captain, steward and one sailor went down with the Algeria. Life-savers took off the crew of eight men off the Iron Queen.

p.2 Yacht Club House - to have bottom story added; boat yard to be taken over.


The M.T. company's barge Cobourg will go on the dry dock when the Kingston leaves.

Swift's wharf" steamer Hamilton passed up last night; steamer Picton down today.

The yacht "I'll See" from Gananoque, with a party was in port yesterday and left today for Niagara.

The steamers Westmount and Fairmount with their consorts will arrive at the M.T. company elevator tomorrow.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Donnaconna, from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; Morley from Duluth with 67,000 bushels of flax.

It is expected the steamer Kingston will be floated from the dry dock Thursday morning, when she will proceed to Toronto to finish fitting out for the season. This is the first time the Kingston has been on the government dry dock.

Large Amount of Grain - By the end of the week about a million and a half bushels of grain will have entered the M.T. company elevator since the opening of navigation a little over three weeks ago. This is the largest amount that has ever come here from the west so early in the season. Today over 150,000 bushels arrived, and tomorrow nearly 300,000 will be brought by the steamers Fairmount and Westmount and their consorts.

p.8 Canadian Ferryman - Marine City, Mich., May 9th - The custom house officer of this port, Mr. Beatty, received orders to restrain Canadian ferrymen from putting men on board American vessels in the river. If this order is sustained it will drive the ferry boats off the route between Marine City and Sombra, Ont., as it is said they cannot pay expenses if not allowed to put sailors aboard passing vessels.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1906