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

Full Text

p.1 A Great Ship - Is To Be Built For Upper Lakes - at banquet in connection with launching of steamer Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, President Wallace of American Shipbuilding company announced plans to build one from 640 to 650 feet long, to carry 14,000 tons on 19 foot draft.



The steamer Alexandria is due down tonight.

The steamer North King will make her first trip on Friday.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Plunkett from bay ports with grain.

The steambarge Waterlily in port to have her boiler tested, cleared for Oswego to load coal for Prescott.

The S.S. Westmount, from Fort William with wheat, will arrive at the M.T. company elevator tomorrow.

M.T. company elevator: steamer John Sharples from Duluth with 80,000 bushels of flax; tug Emerson from Port Dalhousie, light.

The tug Phelp, of Chaumont, N.Y., left Davis' dry dock today, after receiving repairs. The steambarge Navajo will enter tomorrow.

Swift's wharf: steamer Ames, down yesterday from Toronto to Montreal; steamer Belleville passed down yesterday; steamer Rideau King, for Ottawa, this morning.

The owners of the steamer Jane Gunion, South Bay, are in receipt of a communication from a party of Americans desirous of chartering her for July and August.

The new board of the Hamilton Steamship company is: Matthew Leggett, president; George T. Tuckett, H.B. Witton and J.W. Lamoreaux, of Hamilton, and Amelius Jarvis, of Hamilton, Alex. Bruce, K.C., and A. Augustrom, of Toronto.

Robert Smith, barrister, has purchased the interests of Capt. Oliver Gillespie in Montreal and Cornwall Navigation company, owners of the steamers Filgate and Garnet, which run between Cornwall and Montreal, and Valleyfield and Montreal. Capt. Gillespie remains owner of the steamer White Star, running between Crystal Beach and Buffalo.

Raised The Zimmerman - The steamer Zeimerman, laden with over 9000 tons of coal, and which sank over a month ago, was raised on Saturday by the Donnelly wrecking company, of Kingston, and taken to the Soo to be unloaded. It took the wrecking company about three weeks to perform the difficult task, as the hole knocked in the bottom of the Zeimerman was one of the largest ever seen by marine men. The Zeimerman, when unloaded, will be towed by the Donnelly company, to its place of destination, their contract expiring after that is done. The operations were in charge of John Donnelly. The company has also a staff at work in raising a vessel near Montreal.

p.3 To Run Minnie M.? - Owen Sound, May 21st - It is officially announced that Capt. Cleland of Collingwood has chartered the steamer Minnie M., not unknown in the annals of politics from the Algoma Central Steamship company, and will run her between Collingwood, Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie, via the north shore route this season. Captain Cleland will be in command of the steamer.

p.4 Gananoque, May 21st - Repairs to the steamer Victoria, of the Brockville-Gananoque route, have now been completed and she will begin her regular trips at once.

The steamer Arabian called here and took on forty-five tons of track bolts from the new Gananoque bolt works.

p.5 Died Very Suddenly - William Marton, 64, timber measurer for the Calvin company, Garden Island; worked for Calvins for half of his life.

p.6 A Dangerous Obstruction - Amherstburg, May 21st - The marine department has entered into a contract with Capt. Hackett, of this place, to light and buoy the wreck of the Armenia, sunk in the Pelee Island passage. The wreck is directly in the path of vessels trading down the lake and there is only fourteen feet of water over it, thus making it a dangerous obstruction to navigation.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
21 May 1906
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 May 1906