The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1906

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p.1 Two Steamers Collide - Sault Ste. Marie, July 10th - While leaving the upper end of the canal, the steamer Midland King sheered into the steamer Northern Wave, which was lying at the pier. The fender strake, on the starboard side of the Northern Wave, was broken, forward, on the collision bulkhead, and several plates were cracked. All the damage was above the water line, and the steamer consequently will be able to proceed on its trip. The Midland King was not injured.

Plans Big Canal - from Great Lakes to Lake Winnipeg.



In Connection With Rideau Canal Repairs.

Superintendent Phillips, of the Rideau Canal system, returned to Kingston after completion of the repairs on Washburn lock and the resumption of the navigation. It is not unusual for reports to be mistaken in regard to breaks about the locks, and on this occasion it was not a case of neglect of repairs. The break could not have been foreseen. The lock in the first place was built on sloping side, with a soft foundation; this scoured, and the sill was forced out in one piece, not broken. It is a single lock, and the sill had been submerged for seven years. To effect the repairs, a dam had to be built and the lock pumped out, which double work was completed in the record time of sixty hours.

Marine Notes.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton up today.

The yacht Ramona left the dry dock yesterday.

Government supply boat Scout was in port today.

Steamers Toronto and Caspian made the trip down the river today.

Crawford's: schooner Lizzie Metzner cleared for Oswego to load coal.

Steambarge Waterlily, from Picton to Montreal, freight laden, passed down last night.

The steamer Alexandria had ninety-five round-trip passengers when she passed down to Quebec last night.

Steamer Aletha made the Kingston-Picton trip yesterday. This morning she took out of port the excursion of the Eastern Methodist church, Napanee, to the Thousand Islands.

Steamer Iroquois is expected at Swift's wharf this evening on her first trip, west-bound for Oswego, Charlotte and Lewiston. She will run tri-weekly between there and the Thousand Islands.

There is a scarcity of good sailors this summer. Scarcely a vessel comes into port but what the officers are on lookout for men. The big demand has caused good wages to be paid for desirable mariners.

M.T. Co.: steamer Marshall, from Chicago with 80,000 bushels of corn; tug Emerson with one coal barge from Oswego; tug Thomson with four grain barges for Montreal; tug Emerson with three light and one lumber barge, cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Arundell, on the Rochester-Thousand Island route, solely by the American channel, came over from Oswego this morning, and entered the government dry dock, to have fixed a loose wheel. It is eight years since the Arundell was in this port.

p.5 Personal Mention - C.A. Roys is expected in town on Friday from Bermingham, Alabama, to join his father, Capt. Roys, of the steamer Aletha and go on the boat for the summer as purser.

p.6 Council on Wolfe Island - July 2nd - Voted for steamboat accounts: James Swift & Co., coal for June, $156.13; Mrs. Eccles, laundry, $7.02; William Cockburn, blacksmith, $1.75; Queen City Oil Co., $8.40; T.F. Harrison, curtains, $21; Capt. Cummings, $50; R. Berry, mate, $40; D.J. Leslie, engineer, $66.66; George Sudder, fireman, $35; Miss Sadie Freeman, cook, $20; Philo Cummings, deck hand, $20; George Taylor, do., $20; Gregory Keegan, purser, $30; P.J. Ryan, extra hand, $3.25; P. McDermott, do., $2.25; William Hunter, do., $2.25; Gregory Keegan, 743 meals, $89.16; C. Cummins, paint, $83.67; Calvin Co., old balance, $100; McKelvey & Birch, to June 1st, $129.08; Calvin Co. account to July 2nd, $30.37.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1906