The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1906

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p.1 Claim Salvage - Ogdensburg, Sept. 5th - The crew of the steamer Ogdensburg of the Rutland Transit company's fleet captured a burning steamer on Lake Huron on the trip down from Chicago. Capt. Williams of the Ogdensburg noticed a ship floating aimlessly about eight miles ahead and in half an hour the Ogdensburg pulled up alongside. It was then discovered that the boat was afire, and that it had been deserted by the crew. Two streams from the Ogdensburg were focused on the burning section of the boat and in a short time the flames were so far under control that steam was gotten up in the engine of the derelict craft. It was towed into Port Huron and later taken to Cleveland for repairs. The abandoned boat was the Charles A. Eddy of the Gilchrist line. The crew of the Ogdensburg will make a claim for salvage.



The steamer Aletha is now on the bay port route.

The propellor Persia passed down to Montreal this morning.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner cleared from Crawford's for Fairhaven.

The schooner Idlewing (Idlewild ?) is at Rudd's quarry loading sand for Cape Vincent.

M.T. Co.: The tug Hall and three barges cleared for Montreal; the tug Thomson and three barges cleared for Montreal.

In marine circles the fall quietude seems to have settled in in earnest and there is little moving about the docks outside the regular passenger steamers, the freighters and a few coal schooners.

p.4 Jail For Deserting Sailor - Ogdensburg, Sept. 5th - Numerous desertions have occurred among the crews of the United States revenue cutter Dallas, whose cruising ground is the St. Lawrence river and Lake Ontario. Seven sailors deserted last week and crossed the river into Canada. One man who returned was arrested and tried by court martial aboard the cutter, and sentenced to one year's imprisonment. It is said the men rebelled against the severity of the discipline imposed by Capt. Smith, the new commander of the Dallas. Remarks derogatory to the captain are said to have been posted on his cabin window.

p.5 The steamer Simla is at Richardsons' from Fort William with grain.

p.8 The Iroquois Trouble - Tomorrow H.D Van Sant, United States consul, leaves for Ottawa to be present at a conference with the minister of customs, relative to the steamer Iroquois, which was refused permission to land here on a certain Sunday in July. Complaint was made to the United States authorities at Washington by a number of Canadian citizens, asking that they take up the matter with the department at Ottawa, and accordingly, Mr. Van Sant has been instructed to go to Ottawa to represent the United States government, in conjunction with the United States consular-general at the capital. The likelihood is that the trouble will be adjusted, so that next season the Iroquois may land here on Sundays as other traffic steamers do.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1906