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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1906

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Angry At Criticism Of Himself And Crew.

Detroit, Mich., June 2nd - A Cleveland dispatch says the steamer Cowle, which sent the Erin to the bottom, in St. Clair river, is unloading her cargo at Huron.

The Cowle is in bad shape, but the full extent of her injuries will not be known until the cargo is taken out. Capt. Montague says the criticisms of himself and crew for not standing by the Erin, after the collision, are unfair and unjust. After the collision occurred, the barge Danforth, which was in tow of the Erin, began getting a boat down, and did so in their sight.

"The Cowle was leaking badly," he said, "and it seemed highly probable that we would have to beach her to prevent sinking. By the time the exact condition of our boat was known we were too far away to render aid."



The steamer North King will make her weekly Thousand Island trip, Sunday.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared this morning with lumber to bay ports.

Steamer Orion, of the Quebec Forwarding company, is at the dry dock wharf.

The S.S. Advance, from Montreal to Toronto, unloaded iron at the locomotive works this morning.

The schooner W.J. Suffel arrived from Oswego last night, and is unloading coal at Booth & Co.

The steamer Toronto is expected in port, Sunday, on her initial trip of the season, to and from Prescott.

Swift's wharf: steamers Picton up tonight; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; Hamilton down last night.

The steamer Simla, and consort Burmah cleared from Garden Island, today, for Lake Superior for timber.

The steamer Plummer, from Montreal to Fort William, unloaded casings for the locomotive works yesterday afternoon.

The barge Valencia, which was on the ways all winter, has been taken off and the barge Bismarck drawn up for slight repairs.

While the sloop Peruvian was going up the bay to Belleville, James Patterson, owner of the boat, fell down a hatch and broke his leg.

The steambarge Orion and consort Sophia J. Luff, from Quebec to Erie, with pulpwood, were in port this morning, while the latter had her boiler repaired at the Kingston foundry.

M.T. Co.: propellor John Lambert, with 80,000 bushels of flax, from Duluth; propellor Westmount from Fort William with 88,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson will clear for Montreal with three grain barges.

The steamer Alexandria passed up, on time, last night. Had she been a boat later, Thursday afternoon, she would have been delayed several days in Lachine canal. Just after the Alexandria left the second lock, a steambarge entered and smashed the gate. The repairs will take some time.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Acacia arrived this afternoon from Charlotte, with coal for Booth.

p.11 St. Lawrence, Wolfe Island, May 31st - The vessel Maggie L. moved out of the bay, here, with a cargo of grain for Richardson Bros., Kingston. C.A. Barry shipped eleven hundred bushels of grain, consisting of oats and peas, on the boat, and Capt. La Rush stated that it was the first time in seven years that he had peas on board his vessel.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1906