The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1906

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Sloop Ripple cleared for South Bay with a general cargo.

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

The M.T. company's tow barge Thrush was floated from the government dry dock last night.

Swift's wharf: steamer Picton down last night; steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer Belleville due up tonight.

The steam yacht Mamie C. and houseboat Comfort, with a party from Comfort Island, Alexandria Bay, were in port this morning.

Steamer Rideau Queen made a trip early this morning to Washburn, to take passengers to the steamer Rideau King for Ottawa.

M.T. company: tugs Bronson and Thomson, from Montreal, in charge of the propeller Scottish Hero; tug Mary P. Hall with one grain barge, light, from Montreal.

The Lloyd S. Porter, which vessel sustained damage by coming in contact with a mud scow in the canal, coming up from Montreal, is in Picton harbor for repairs.

Capt. Oliver of the schooner Clara Youell called the Whig representative's attention to an item stating that the vessel had run aground on her last trip. The captain claimed that the story was utterly unworthy of belief, and due to jealousy on the part of fellow mariners. He says the Clara Youell is making the fastest time of any schooner trading in and out of Kingston, doing on an average six trips to rivals' three. "My boat never touched the bottom," continued the speaker. "It was dead calm when we were in Big Sodus Bay, and the vessel light. About ten o'clock it looked as if squalls would break during the night and we threw out a line and ran around the pier, making fast to the shore in a sheltered nook, and deep water. In the morning, a tug approached and gave us a pull out into the stream again, but we never even grazed the sand." The paragraph in question was clipped from the Watertown, N.Y. Standard. It was telegraphed to that paper from Sodus.



Is Travelling Up the Lakes in Halves.

The propellor Scottish Hero presented a remarkable marine picture as she rounded Point Frederick, last evening, at about half-past six in tow of the M.T. Co.'s tugs Thomson and Bronson. The huge freighter was in two sections, and high out of the water. The halves were lashed side by side, and each of the powerful little tugs had its tow line attached to one of the sections. The forward half of the propellor came along head on, while the after half was pulled stern first, and the huge propellor blades, half out of the water, slowly revolved to aid its progress.

The Scottish Hero belongs to the Canadian Lake & Ocean Steamboat company, and for some seasons past has been engaged in trading along the Atlantic coast. Her owners have brought the vessel up through the canals, and she will, in future, ply on the great lakes, after being put together again at Cleveland. Capt. J.B. Foote, general manager of the company, is on board the vessel, superintending its transfer. The Scottish Hero was at the dry dock pier today.

p.8 New York Fishermen - on steam yacht Capt. Dave Wagoner and houseboat Waunegan from Alexandria Bay, in charge of Capt. Peter Trickey; owned by Mr. Googenheimer from New York.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Acacia arrived this morning from Big Sodus with coal for the locomotive works.

The steamer Argyle, which met with a machinery breakdown near Toronto recently, is not yet on her route. She may be by the end of the week.

The steamer Antelope was recently sold to a Mr. Davis, of Smith's Falls. It was built in Kingston eighteen years ago by the Davis company for a man named Davis, and has passed through the hands of four others of that name since.

The Damaged Washburn Lock - repairs not likely to be completed before next week.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1906