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

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p.1 Sank In Gale - Cleveland, May 28th - The steamer Mabel Wilson went down off the breakwater here, this morning, in the gale which prevailed all night. Fenn Wilson, of Buffalo, second engineer, was drowned.

p.3 Gananoque News - May 28th - The schooner Collier has changed her name to Briton, and went into commission last week. She is now loading with coal at Oswego for the Scranton Coal company here.

p.5 Day's Episodes - The sloop Granger is loading cedar posts for Stella Point and expects to clear tonight.

This morning 141,000 bushels of oats were unloaded in five hours at the M.T. company elevator.



The steamer Brockville is here to receive repairs in dry dock.

The steamer Argyle expected to leave port on her first trip this evening.

The schooner Acacia arrived in port Saturday night with coal for the locomotive works.

The steamer North King made her first trip from Charlotte to the Thousand Islands yesterday.

Richardsons': propeller Midland Queen will arrive tomorrow with grain from Fort William.

Swift's wharf: steamer City of Montreal passed up to Toronto last night; steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Rideau King to Ottawa this morning.

The steamer Wolfe Islander made her last trip from Gananoque to Kingston last Thursday. There is all the business between the island and the city that the boat can handle, running full time. Later in the season, if necessary, her trips from Gananoque will be resumed.

M.T. company: propellor Fairmount with 141,000 bushels of wheat and consort Quebec with 65,000 bushels of wheat, from Fort William; tug Bronson with two light barges from Montreal, returning tonight; propellor Fairmount and consort Quebec clear for Fort William tonight.

The schooner Flora Carveth and tug Cardinal arrived in port Saturday night, and the former entered the government dry dock this morning for some caulking. It is expected the schooner will be floated tonight and proceed to Oswego for coal for the Edwardsburg Starch company, Cardinal.

A Vessel Ashore - The steamer Midland Queen, loaded with export wheat, bound from Fort William to Kingston, stranded east of the breakwater at Port Colborne, in trying to make that harbor on Friday night. She mistook the lights and got too far to the east. Tugs and lighters are working at her. The Midland Queen is a full-sized steel canal steamer, owned by James Playfair, Midland. After lightering ten thousand bushels of the cargo she was released, and taken into the harbor. She is not leaking, and has probably sustained little if any damage. After taking her grain back on she will proceed on her voyage to Kingston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1906