The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Sep 1906

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Sept. 4, 1906

p.1 Picton Is Released - Montreal, Sept. 4th - The steamer Picton, ashore in Lake St. Louis, was pulled off, by the tugs Chieftain and Frontenac, and ran down under her own steam to Montreal, where she landed her cargo and then proceeded to dock for repairs. The steamer is apparently not much damaged.



The steamer Kingston was unfortunate in some of its river landings yesterday afternoon. There was a stiff breeze blowing directly against the Thousand Island wharves on the south side, and the result was that when the Kingston came into the Alexandria Bay landing most of the fenders on the port side were smashed into kindling. A large crowd of people were standing close to the edge of the wharf as the big steamer approached. Small boats covered each end of the landing, forcing the Kingston to take about a curved hundred feet in the centre, the worst place possible for her. With steam off, the wind carried the Kingston in with great force. Some one yelled to the crowd to keep back as it was seen there would be a crash. The warning came just in time, as some people would have been injured had they remained where they had been standing. Had the lower part of the wharf been kept clear of boats Capt. Esford could have landed the Kingston with much less damage. There was a delay of half an hour in replacing the broken fenders. At Clayton wharf one fender was smashed.

The Caspian To Run.

The steamer Caspian will run during September this season, instead of the steamer North King. Next Saturday the latter will return here to go into quarters. The Caspian has proved a faster boat than the King this season. She runs a fifteen mile clip with ease, and Mr. Hickey, the chief engineer of the line, will accept a brush with any passenger boat between Toronto and Alexandria, outside the big steamers Kingston and Toronto.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Marianette cleared light, yesterday, for Charlotte.

The sloop Laura D. returned, yesterday, from Bath, with a load of hay.

The S.S. Plummer, from Fort William to Montreal, passed down last evening.

Richardsons': The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared for Sodus with feldspar.

The schooner Acacia arrived Sunday from Sodus, with coal for the Locomotive Works.

At Alexandria Bay, this winter, a big passenger boat will be built for daily service from there to Ogdensburg.

The steamer Varuna is to be fitted out with a new engine of modern improvement after the excursion season is over.

Crawford's: the schooner Clara Youell, from Oswego, with coal; the schooner Lizzie Metzner, with coal, from Fairhaven.

The steamer Dundurn, on her trip down from Hamilton to Montreal, unloaded iron at the Locomotive Works. She was two days delayed.

The steamer Belleville went down the river as far as Prescott, on Sunday, transferred her freight and passengers and returned to Toronto yesterday.

The steamer Quebec will, this winter, be entirely rebuilt, lengthened thirty feet and run between Montreal and Quebec as a sister boat to the Montreal.

The tug Cardinal and tow barge Flora Carveth arrived, Saturday, from Prescott. The Cardinal is undergoing repairs at the Kingston foundry marine railway, after which she will clear for Oswego to load coal for the Cardinal Starch Works.

There is a possibility of the Folger line having a new boat. Recently Howard Folger remarked that could a sufficiently long-time contract guaranteeing a certain amount of business be secured with the New York Central railroad to warrant a new boat, one capable of carrying 1,000 passengers would at once be built. This new boat would be used on the St. Lawrence's trip, the "Saint" being placed on the Islander's run and the latter being sold to some Bay of Quinte parties now desirous of purchasing it.

M.T. Co.: tug Bronson and four barges from Montreal; the tug Glide and four barges from Montreal; the tug Hall and four barges from Montreal; the tug Emerson and three coal barges from Charlotte; the tug Emerson with three grain barges and one coal barge for Montreal; the tug Bronson and four grain barges for Montreal; the tug Glide and three grain barges for Montreal; the tug Hall and three grain barges for Montreal; the tug Thomson and four barges from Montreal; the steamer Rosemount from Fort William with 80,000 bushels of wheat.

p.5 Yacht Club Cruise - Kingston Yacht Club cruise to Preston's Cove won by Baby Grand, followed by Harmony, Tezpi, Freda, Oweenee and Verona; were supposed to go to Macdonald's Cove but a heavy south wind was blowing up the gap; went down to Horseshoe Island the next day.

Cylinder Head Out - The New Island Wanderer suffered an accident on Monday afternoon that will result in her being withdrawn for a few days. Just as the boat was near the Devil's Oven, the cylinder head blew out and the boat drifted helplessly. The Ramona towed the crippled boat down to Alexandria Bay.

p.7 Steamer Wolfe Islander after Sept. 4th, leaves the island at 1 and 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 1 and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and 12:30 and 5 p.m. on Sunday. She will leave Kingston on the first mentioned days at 2 and 4:30 p.m.; at 2 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, and at 1:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Morning trips remain the same. The Thursday special trip to Breakey's Bay leaves city at 3 p.m. in place of 4 p.m.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Sep 1906