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

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Craig's wharf: steamer Missisquoi from Rockport.

Steamers Toronto and Caspian made the river trip this morning.

The steambarge Waterlily, freight-laden from Picton to Montreal, passed down last night.

The steamer Alexandria had over one hundred round trip passengers for Quebec, last night.

The schooner Tradewind arrived at the penitentiary this morning, with coal from Charlotte.

M.T. Co.: The tug Hall and two light barges from Montreal, returned with two grain-laden barges.

On Saturday evening, Alexander Potter launched one of the finest yachts to be seen in Kingston harbor, built of cedar, her decks being handomely striped with mahogany. It is a perfect model.

After a thorough overhauling, to put her in first class shape for the fall trade, the schooneer Acacia was floated from the government dry dock this morning. She cleared for Sodus for coal for the Locomotive works.

Marine Railway Broke - When the attempt was made, Saturday, to launch the steam barge Kenirving from the Kingston foundry marine railway, the ways broke and the boat sank in the middle. Monday afternoon the steamer Donnelly after much work succeeded in pulling off the Kenirving and she was floated last night. She proceeded to Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.



Ogdensburg, N.Y., Aug. 21st - The Rutland line steamer Governor Smith was sunk in collision with the steamer Uranus, of the Gilchrist Transportation company, of Cleveland, eight miles above Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron, Sunday. The telegram received by Assistant Manager Douglass of the Rutland line, says that the accident occurred at 8:45, but does not specify whether morning or evening. The entire crew were rescued by the Uranus and transferred to the Erie line steamer Oswego for Buffalo.

The Governor Smith and her cargo of 52,000 tons of corn and 250 tons of package freight are a total loss, but they are fully covered by insurance.

The master of the Smith is Capt. W.S. Shay, one of the oldest in the fleet, and the chief engineer M.J. Reagan. The Smith left Chicago, bound east, Thursday last, at 4:30 p.m.

The Smith was built in Detroit in 1889. She registered 2,044.49 gross tons, and 1,547.18 net. She was 240 feet long, 42 feet wide, 23.4 feet depth.

p.8 A Steamer Ashore - Duluth, Minn., Aug. 21st - The steamer Frank B.H. Peavey, one of the largest lake freighters, is ashore at Gooseberry river, on the north shore.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1906