The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1906

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p.1 Ships Saved By Miracle - Montreal, June 1st - The steamer Wacondah (Wahcondah ?), grain carrier, broke through lock No. 2, on Lachine Canal, yesterday afternoon. A terrible disaster was prevented by the unexpected raising of a stop gate that was lying at the bottom. When the regular gates gave way the rush of water was so great that the suction raised the stop gate, which was kept on the bottom to be raised only in case repairs are needed to the regular gates. If this had not occurred all craft in the vicinity would have been dashed to pieces.



Crawford's: Schooner Clara Youell, cleared for Oswego, to load coal.

The schooner Charles Marshall is loading stone at the penitentiary wharf for Cobourg.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville up last night; steamer Hamilton down today.

Rathbun's wharf: steamer Archie, Deseronto, wood; schooner Maxwell, Oswego, hard coal.

The scow Minnie, lumber laden from Ottawa, to Ogdensburg, was in port this morning while the tug Colby coaled.

The schooner (sic) India with timber from Lake Superior and the propellor Simla and consort Ceylon from Toronto are at Garden Island.

M.T. company: tug Bronson and four barges from Montreal; steamer Emerson from Fairhaven with one coal barge; the Bronson cleared for Montreal with four grain-laden barges.

The steamer Zeimerman (sic - Zimmerman ?), which was raised by the Donnelly Wrecking company of Kingston, left Sault Ste. Marie, on Wednesday, for Cleveland. The raising of this vessel, without lightening a pound of her coal cargo, is considered in marine circles quite a feat. The hole stove in the Zimmerman's bow was 26 feet long.

The steamer Ojibway, formerly of the Toronto-Oakville route, was in port for a few hours this morning, having repairs made to her engine before proceeding to Montreal. She will go on the dry dock when she reaches her destination to be practically rebuilt, and fitted for day excursion work on the Richelieu river. The captain said this morning that they had experienced a bad trip down the lake in the storm.

William McGammon - city did away with his job as harbor master, which he held for 16 years.

p.8 His Ankle Injured - Capt. Crosby of steamer Simla broke ankle.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1906