The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1906

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p.1 Moved Lighthouse - St. Catharines, Oct. 11th - The large lighthouse at the outer and west pier at Port Colborne has been pulled down, the power of three tugs having been required to move the structure from its foundation, after it had been weakened by the cutting away of much of the land upon which the foundation rested. It is said that the building which was scarcely injured at all in the operations, will be erected at some point along the St. Lawrence route. The customs department at Port Colborne has received notice of the replacing of the lighthouse by three arc lights of 2,000 candle power each on the side of the G.T.R. elevator. They are 5,540 feet north, seventeen and one half degrees east from the light on the end of the west breakwater and with it make the same alignment that was previously marked by the breakwater and the former lights.

Profit of $360,000 - Montreal, Oct. 11th - statement to be presented to directors.



Would Like to See Canal Enlarged.

The Oswego Palladium published the testimony of H.W. Richardson before the grain commission which recently sat here, in which he advocated the deepening of the Welland Canal. The paper comments:

"Oswego would like to see the Welland canal enlarged so as to permit the largest boats on the upper lakes to come down on Lake Ontario with their biggest cargoes of grain. All of it will not go down the St. Lawrence river by any means, for should Canada decide upon the enlargement of Welland the work will be done about the same time as the barge canal through this state. The route from Oswego to New York and the seaboard is much shorter and quicker than from Kingston and Montreal and a large portion of this western grain would find its way through this port.

"New York state is to rush the barge canal work and it is estimated that the Oswego-Albany route will be ready for navigation in about five years.

"Canada at the present time is getting but little western grain to ship and the only way she can get it is to enlarge the Welland canal, but in so doing she will have to divide the business with Oswego."

Marine Notes.

The schooner Robert McDonald has arrived at Richardsons' with grain from bay ports.

The steambarge Hickox is at Richardsons', having come from Wellington with a load of peas.

The tug Emerson of the M.T. company has arrived from Oswego with coal for Montreal.

The steamer St. Lawrence will be taken to Portsmouth where she will be overhauled and undergo repairs.

Swift's: steamer Belleville down yesterday; steamer Picton up today; steamer Rideau King left for Ottawa this morning; the schooner Clara has cleared for Sodus to load coal for Swift's.

The concrete breakwater at Cape Vincent, on which Contractor John Hendrick, Oswego, has been working since spring, is completed. The work would have been done sooner, but for the scarcity of skilled labor in that village.

Craig's: steamer Niagara from Picton with canned goods for Montreal, is waiting for the snow to stop before going on down the river; the steamer Cuba from Toronto down today; steamer Stranger cleared yesterday for Smith's Falls.

May Be A Long Time Again - All navigation companies have had an exceptionally busy season this year, being practically all the time taxed to the utmost capacity to handle both passengers and freight business. It will probably be many years before earnings will again benefit from such conditions of all round prosperity and business activity, coupled with such long continued favorable weather conditions.

p.3 Hopes To Raise Bavarian - Capt. Lesslie, of the North American Wrecking company of Kingston, who is now endeavoring to raise the Allan steamer Bavarian from its position on Wye Rock, is sanguine of success. He has a large force of men at work and expects to have the ship towed to Quebec by the 18th inst. He is blasting away the rock that punctures the vessel's engine room. Quebec shipping men are watching his operations with interest, though no one expects him to tow the ship to Quebec.

p.5 Mourn William Stewart - Corn Exchange Association regrets loss of Stewart. [Montreal Herald]

p.7 Sir Robert Peel - Burned 68 Years Ago at Wellesley Island - account from Chronicle & Gazette June 22, 1838. (1 1/2 columns) [Brockville Recorder]



Washed From Moorings; Battered to Pieces.

Fort William, Oct. 11th - The Canadian steamer Monkshaven, which was recently released from Angus Island, after lying on the rocks at that point since the big storm of last November, was washed from its moorings by the storm, on Tuesday, and so badly battered against the rocks that it is now almost a total loss.

It is not believed another attempt to float the wreck will be made. The work of saving the boat had been underway all summer, and the vessel was to have been taken to Duluth next week for repairs. The Monkshaven was a steel structure, built in Scotland, and was valued at $750,000.

C.P.R. Liner Somewhat Battered - Fort William, Oct. 11th - The Canadian Pacific liner Athabasca arrived completely covered with ice, her signal lights gone and rigging damaged, after a furious battle with the storm on Lake Superior. The Neepawah which also came in had a hard siege. Her cargo and machinery was damaged to the extent of $4,000, as the ship was tossed in the sea. The vessel was undamaged.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1906