The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1906

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Of The Str. Sir Thomas Shaughnessy.

Detroit, June 14th - With her flags flying, and passing steamers tooting salutes, the steamer Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, cleared, yesterday afternoon, on her maiden voyage. She was built for the National Steamship company, of Cleveland, and recently launched at the Wyandotte yards of the American Shipbuilding company. Her launching was attended by a number of Montreal people, and she was christened by a Montreal lady. The steamer has gone to a Lake Erie port for a cargo of coal.

Because two Indians from the Canadian reservation, on Walpole Island, River St. Clair, are said to have shipped as seamen on the new steamer Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, the Seamen's Union is much aroused. It is said that three days ago two Indians were on board the steamer, ready to go out in the capacity of seamen. If it is true that the non-union subjects of the king did ship as seamen on the steamer, the union will take the matter to the immigrant officer.



The steamer Donnelly will leave the dry dock Saturday.

The tug Frontenac loaded withs, today, for Garden Island.

Schooner Clara Youell arrived last night from Oswego, with coal for Booth and company.

The government supply boat Scout went around Snake Island this morning to attend to the buoys.

Steamer Toronto made her trip yesterday, the first since Sunday, she having broken a cylinder on Tuesday.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville yeserday; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Rideau King to Ottawa today.

The S.S. Fairmount made a record time to Kingston on her last trip down. She left Port Dalhousie at 5 a.m., on Saturday, bound for Kingston, and was back in Port Dalhousie at 3 p.m., Sunday afternoon.

The tug William L. Proctor and three barges arrived in port this morning with coal from Charlotte. One of the barges, Mary Lyons, was left off here with coal for the spile dock, and the other two proceeded to Ogdensburg.

The Rochester Yacht Club has purchased extensive dockage property on the Summerville side of the Genesee river, the same side as the new clubhouse, and the old house at Charlotte, which has been used for storage purposes, will be abandoned.

M.T. company: propellor Rosemount and consort Hamilton from Fort William, the former with 8,000 bushels of grain and the latter with 9,000 bushels of oats; tug Thomson with four light barges from Montreal; propellor Rosemount and consort cleared for Fort William.

The Rochester Yacht Club held its first racing of the season on Sunday and some exciting races resulted. The Canada cup defender Iroquois did great work and showed her heels to her rivals, the Kee Lox II and Genesee. The Iroquois finished three minutes and five seconds ahead of the Kee Lox.

p.4 Signalled Back - steamer America, Capt. Allan, called back to Folger's wharf when a few passengers arrived late.

p.7 Compasses On the Lakes - U.S. to inquire into duration of needles; compasses react differently when passing over certain areas of the lake bed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1906