The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1906

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p.1 Fatality on Steamer Pellatt - Port Arthur, June 8th - R.M. Brownie, a young Englishman, fell backwards into the hold of the steamer H.M. Pellatt and was instantly killed.

Wooden Ships Condemned - Fort William, June 8th - The knell for large wooden craft on the great lakes is being sounded by the insurance companies, and in a few years they will be things of the past. Lake investors who were compelled to dispose of their sailing vessels when steam came in as the motive power, and who lacked the necessary capital to continue in the business by keeping pace with the demand of the times, can sympathize with the owners of wooden boats which are forced into idleness by the development of steel shipbuilding.

p.2 Raising Yacht Club House - This morning Contractor McFarlane began the work of raising the Yacht Club house, so as to build a new foundation storey. He expects to have the house jacked into position by tomorrow night. The carpenter work will be completed by July 1st.


The steamer Alexandria is due up tonight.

Richardsons': schooner Acacia is loading feldspar for Charlotte.

Schooner Lydon is here with coal from Oswego for Anglin & Co.

The schooner Robert Macdonald arrived this morning with hay from Wolfe Island.

The steamer Victoria came up last night from Brockville for further repairs at the Kingston foundry marine railway.

Crawford's: Schooner Clara Youell will clear for Oswego, tonight; schooner St. Louis cleared for Oswego, today.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson and two barges from Charlotte; propellor Fairmount is expected from Fort William tomorrow.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville up last night; steamer Kingston, round trip today; steamer Hamilton due down today.

The steambarge Arctic arrived in port yesterday, from Deseronto, and unloaded bunchwood at Rathbun's Grove Inn, clearing this morning, light, for Deseronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1906