The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1906

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Craig's: steamer Persia down yesterday.

Crawford's: schooner W.J. Suffel is unloading coal at the penitentiary; tug St. Paul passed up yesterday from Ottawa.

Swift's: steamers Dundurn up yesterday; Picton passed down yesterday; Belleville up tonight; schooner Clara cleared for Sodus to load coal.

Richardsons': steamer Navajo from Montreal with way freight; schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared for Charlotte with feldspar; steamer Midland Queen from Fort William, with 108,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Ariadne with oats from Stella.

Capt. James Dix left today for Collingwood to take command of the new steamship Winona, the latest addition to the McKay Steamship company, of Hamilton. The boat will run from Fort William to Georgian Bay ports.

The wrecking steamer Donnelly towed the remains of the old steamer Erindale from Newcastle up to Whitby. Mr. Cohen, junk dealer, purchased it from Mr. Jackson, for $1,000. He will make a good profit out of it before he gets through picking it to pieces.

M.T. Co.: tug Glide from Montreal, with two light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges; tug Emerson from Charlotte with two coal barges; and cleared for Montreal with two coal and two grain-laden barges; tug Bronson from Montreal with two light barges; steamer J.S. Keith from Duluth with 80,000 bushels of flaxseed.



William Stewart, of Montreal, brother of James Stewart of this city, died at his home in Montreal on Sunday night. He was in ill-health since February last, heart disease being the trouble.

The deceased was born at Howick, Quebec in 1844. When fourteen years of age he went to Montreal and secured a position in the forwarding house of the James H. Henderson company. In 1867 he was appointed agent of that company at Kingston and remained here eleven years. On the death of J.H. Henderson, in 1872, Mr. Stewart formed the forwarding company known as Halcomb & Stewart. In 1878 he founded the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company, which existed until the beginning of the present year. Since 1879 he resided in Montreal, as managing director of the above company. Seven years ago the Canada Atlantic company leased the barges, and Mr. Stewart was appointed manager for the railway company. Last winter the barges were sold to the Montreal Transportation company, and the old forwarding company ceased to exist. Early this year, Mr. Stewart formed the company of William Stewart & Co., commission agents, Montreal.

In Montreal Mr. Stewart was one of the foremost citizens. He was a member of St. Paul's Presbyterian church, past secretary of the Montreal Thistle Curling Club, and president this year of the Heather Club of Curlers. In 1868 he married Sarah Outhet, of Montreal, who survives with four sons and three daughters. Four brothers and four sisters of the deceased, out of a family of ten, also survive.

The older Kingstonians have kindly remembrances of Mr. Stewart during his residence here. He was one of the oldest members of St. John's Masonic lodge, a past president of the Kingston Reform Association, and St. Andrew's Society, and a member of Chalmers church.

p.5 It is understood that the Folgers have secured the Portsmouth shipyard for their steamers.

p.6 Death of Capt. Visger - Alexandria Bay, Oct. 4th - Capt. William H. Visger summoned from his yacht Idler, because of accident to mother-in-law; he arrived out of breath and died of heart failure.

p.8 Awarded Contract - The Kingston Foundry company has been awarded the contract to build a steamer, 115 feet long and to run sixteen miles an hour, for the Huntsville, Lake of Bays and Lake Simcoe Navigation company. When complete the steamer will cost $22,000. The local contractors will build all frame and steel work, the latter including the engine and boiler. Work will be started at once.

Pounding To Pieces - Buffalo, Oct. 8th - The three masted schooner Ada Medora, Capt. Martin Abrahamson, ran on to the rocks, on Saturday night, at Bottle Point, just off the Donnelly pier and is slowly pounding to pieces. She is heavily laden with lumber. Her crew of six men, all Norwegians, were taken off the vessel.

Canal Open Sundays - Port Colborne, Oct. 8th - Superintendent Weller announces that the Welland canal will remain open for navigation all day on Sunday for the balance of the season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1906