The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1906

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p.1 Big Steamers Meet - Detroit, June 18th - The 281-foot steamer Manchester, of Milwaukee, is reported to have been damaged on Lake Huron, early yesterday, in a collision with the steamer Steel King. The collision occurred off Harbor Beach in a fog.

The Manchester was beached at Harbor Beach and it is thought she will be able to proceed under temporary repairs when she has been lightered of enough cargo to raise her five feet.

Saturn and Ontario - Sarnia, June 18th - The steamer Saturn, bound down, collided with the Canadian schooner Ontario, off Lexington, Mich., on Sunday, during a heavy fog. The Ontario lost her bowsprit and jibboom, and some planking forward. The damage to the Saturn was slight. The Ontario was towed to Port Huron by the Saturn for repairs.



The schooner Bertie Kalkins is at the asylum with coal from Oswego.

The sloop Laura D. with hay from Wolfe Island is unloading at the G.T.R. wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville passed down last night; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning.

Despite the rain on her Thousand Island trip yesterday, the steamer North King had a goodly number of passengers, mostly round-trip ones.

The steambarge Orion, with the barge Luff, in tow from Erie, were in port this morning with coal for Three Rivers. Two weeks ago these two boats passed up with pulpwood.

The propellor Navajo passed up on her way to Hamilton, Saturday night. Propellor John Lambert, from Chicago, with 68,550 bushels of corn. Tug Mary P. Hall with three barges for Montreal. Tug Thomson with three barges cleared for Montreal Saturday night. Propeller Westmount cleared for Fort William. Tug Emerson with three barges cleared for Charlotte and Oswego.

Fast Trip 50 Years Ago - The Whig of October 31st, 1855, tells of a fast trip from Kingston to Montreal, made by the new steamer Banshee (October 26th). The Banshee left Kingston at 4:25 a.m., with passengers and freight, made stops at Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Matilda, Morrisburg, Cornwall and Coteau du Lac, and reached Montreal at 5:35 p.m., or in thirteen hours and ten minutes. That was well considered a fast trip by the Whig editor of fifty years ago. The present steamers take between twelve and twelve and a half hours to cover the distance, and make perhaps three or four more stops.

p.8 Ran On the Rocks - Buffalo, N.Y., June 18th - The steel steamer Angeline, bound for Buffalo with a cargo of iron ore, from up the lakes, ran on the rocks off Point Abino, this morning. It will be necessary to remove her cargo before she can be floated.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1906