The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1906

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p.2 Steamers Very Busy - Folger steamers busy on river.

Seals In St. Lawrence - two seen near Thousand Island Park; might have escaped from George Boldt's aquarium at Alexandria Bay.


Steamer Rideau Queen left this morning for Ottawa.

Richardsons': steamer Strathmore cleared for Fort William.

Sloop Granger cleared, last night, for Wolfe Island, for hay.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins cleared from the asylum for Oswego.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner is at Collins Bay, with coal from Oswego.

Schooner Acacia cleared from the locomotive works, this morning, to Sodus, for coal.

Tow barge Bella, which has been unloading coal at Swift's, went down to the M.T. Co.'s elevator this morning.

M.T. Co.: steamer Westmount, with consort Hamilton, cleared for Fort William; tug Bronson and three grain barges cleared for Montreal; steamer Fairmount with consorts Melrose and Quebec, will arrive from Fort William tomorrow.

The steamer Glengarry, unloading pulpwood at Oswego, N.Y., carried away her foremast at the cap. The pulpwood was being hoisted out of the hold by a derrick, but the strain was too great. Several men had narrow escapes when the spar gave way but no one was hurt.

Incidents of the Day - Through the courtesy of E.E. Horsey, general manager of the Bay of Quinte Steamboat company, the children of the Orphan's Home, about fifty in number, were treated to a trip among the islands on the steamer Caspian today......

p.5 Yacht Club House - will reopen on 28th; will invite yacht clubs of Gananoque and Chaumont, N.Y. to races that day; list of this season's racing events.

p.8 Captain Oliver Hurt - Capt. Oliver, of the schooner Clara Youell, met with a bad accident the other day which delayed the departure of his vessel till this evening. The crew were shipping a new windlass under the direction of the captain. The horses which were supplying the necessary power to do the hoisting started off before everything was quite in readiness. Capt. Oliver got caught in the ropes, and his feet were drawn from under him, and both his legs drawn nearly double. Medical assistance was promptly secured and on examination it was found that luckily no bones were broken, though how such a fortunate escape occurred is a mystery. However, both legs were badly jammed and bruised, so that the captain will have cause to remember his narrow shave for some days to come.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1906