The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1906

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p.1 The Huronic's Accident - Detroit, May 22nd - The Canadian steamer Huronic, injured by going aground at the Soo canal, a week ago, when the electric lights marking the channel became short-circuited and "cut out," is in drydock at the Detroit Shipbuilding company, and probably will be here a week longer. Nearly every frame on her starboard side will have to be cut, and a number of plates taken off. Work is going forward night and day. This is the first accident the Huronic has had since she came out.

In Charge of Launch - Windsor, May 22nd - Edmond J. Marentte, of this city, has been placed in charge of the new launch, purchased by the Ontario government, to assist in enforcing the fishery and game laws. He will take charge of the I.C.H. on the Detroit River.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Clara Youell from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Alexandria passed down last night from Charlotte to Montreal.

Capt. Oliver, who brought 500 tons of hard coal in the schooner Clara Youell this morning for Crawford & Co., states that coal is arriving very slowly at Oswego. There will not be much there before the first of June. He counted thirty-eight vessels waiting yesterday to be loaded.

The tug Frontenac, today, loaded withes for the Calvin company, for rafting purposes.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Donnaconna, from Fort William, with 60,000 bushels of wheat, due today.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton up today; S.S. H.M. Pellatt, from Fort William to Montreal, with flour, down last night.

The government supply boat Scout is in port, awaiting the painting of the spar buoys preparatory to placing them in the river channel.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Westmount from Fort William with 90,000 bushels; tug Emerson down with four grain-laden barges.

The steamer Caspian is being busily scrubbed and cleaned in her general fitting out for the season, though it will be a month before she starts running.

The steamer captains are feeling the scarcity of deckhands for their boats. There must be an unusual amount of work being done, as the men who are usually to be found on the street corners are conspicuous for their absence. This will serve to boost the wages.

Complaint About the Ferry - A prominent citizen called at the Whig office this morning to complain about there being no time table of the ferry steamer Wolfe Islander published in the newspapers. He and many other people in the city had difficulty in finding out just when the ferry boat made its trips to and from the islands. He didn't think the ferry service was conducted in a business like way or the steamer's time table would be published all season.

Picturesque St. Lawrence - Marsden Kemp is a photographer along river and canal. [Iroquois News]

p.8 The sloop Granger from Wolfe Island with hay, is at the G.T.R. wharf.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1906