The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1906

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Twelve Collisions On The Upper Lakes.

Detroit, June 19th - The latest reports show that twelve collisions took place on the upper lakes, on Sunday, as a result of the fog that day. This is a record. Four vessels of the Gilchrist fleet were participants in three of the mix-ups, and three of the boats are seriously damaged, the Steel King being on the bottom in shallow water at Harbor Beach. No lives were lost, but the little steamer Ryerson, with twelve passengers on board, had a very close call at Whitehall, Lake Michigan, when she was caught on the bow of the Goderich liner Georgia, and almost cut in two. Her passengers were rescued, and the little steamer was beached.



Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton passed up this morning.

The tug W. Johnston loaded withs, today, for Garden Island;

After a week's repairs on the dry dock, the steamer Donnelly was floated today.

The M.T. company's barge Thrush went on the dry dock this morning for some caulking.

The yacht Chivaree, from New York, was in port yesterday, en route to Alexandria Bay.

The steamer Toronto had quite a number of passengers on her Thousand Island trip this morning.

M.T. company: propeller Lambert cleared for Chicago; tug Glide with three grain barges, cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Alexandria, from Charlotte to Montreal, had a full cargo of freight on her down trip delaying her several hours last night.

The lock in the Rideau canal at Washburn, broken last week and repaired again, broke for the second time last night. In an attempt to lock, the force of the water from underneath, blew up the sill and boats are still unable to pass through. Superintendent Phillips arrived on the scene last night, to look after the repairs to be made, which it is thought will take three weeks. In the meantime the regular Rideau plying steamers Rideau King and Queen, are as it were, on either side of the waters. From the city, the Queen will go to Washburn, and connect with the King from Ottawa.

p.5 Traffic Is Good - passenger traffic on steamer America to Cape Vincent, as well as excursion business and traffic on river.

p.6 David Gladwin Tait, a ship carpenter, born on Amherst Island, and living for years in Picton, Cobourg and Wellington, is dead in Deseronto, aged seventy-three. Three children survive. He was buried in Picton beside his wife.

p.8 Kingston Yacht Association - The annual meeting of the Kingston Yacht Association was held last evening. These directors were elected: J.M. Campbell, G.V. Chown, Dr. Black, W.B. Dalton, E.C. Gildersleeve, F.H. Macnee, H.W. Richardson. After serving as president for ten years, J.B. Carruthers asked to be relieved from duty on the directorate. His request was reluctantly granted, and a vote of thanks was tendered him for his long and faithful service.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1906