The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1906

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p.2 Theft on Steamer - thief entered stateroom through window of steamer Belleville at Swifts wharf; stole money.

Was A Success - moonlight excursion on steamer America to Gananoque and through Islands.

Made A Grand Rush - passengers had to be controlled while leaving steamer North King at Swift's wharf.

Marine Notes.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville is due up today.

Richardsons': steamer Simla, from Chicago, with corn.

The steamer Rideau Queen left this morning for Ottawa.

The steambarge Iona cleared yesterday for Oswego for coal.

Craig's wharf: steamer Missisquoi with an excursion from Rockport.

The steambarge Arctic with bunch wood from Deseronto is at Grove Inn.

The steamers Caspian and Kingston made the trip down the river this morning.

The schooner Clara Youell arrived last night from Charlotte with soft coal for Booth's.

The steamer Dundurn, Montreal to Hamilton with passengers and freight passed up this morning.

While unloading coal at Swift's the M.T. Co.'s barge Cornwall is having a few repairs made to her deck.

The government supply boat Scout will have her boiler inspected tomorrow and clear Saturday, down the river.

Rivalry between the steamers Erindale and Argyle is causing trouble and Commander Spain is asked to hold an enquiry.

R. Carswell, who has been at his home in the city owing to an injury to his hand which incapacitated him from work two weeks ago, left yesterday for Prescott, to join his boat, the Reserve, on which he is fireman.

M.T. Co.: steamer Rosemount and new steel barge Ungava, from Fort William, with 200,000 bushels of wheat and oats; tug Emerson, from Montreal with one barge load of pulp wood; steamer Rosemount and consort Ungava cleared for Fort William tonight; tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges.

p.5 Barges Are Aground - The barges Valencia and Jett are ashore at what is known as the "cellar" of the Gallops Rapids, near Cardinal. They were in charge of the tug Hall and, it is said, an misunderstanding of signals is accountable for the two barges being swung broadside in the rapid current and grounded on the rocks at one of the most treacherous spots in the river. Other tugs and ligtherers are assisting the stranded boats, and the steamer Donnelly will go down with a wrecking outfit and pumps this afternoon. The Jett is resting quietly and her cargo will likely be uninjured, but the Valencia has commenced to leak and some loss may result to the grain in her hold. The barges lie about two hundred feet from the pier at the entrance to the canal, and mariners have been warned of their presence.

Yacht Race Saturday - unfinished race from 28th to run on Saturday; Gananoque boats Winona, Heather and Thistle to compete.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1906