The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1906

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p.1 To Float Bavarian - Ottawa, Oct. 17th - Great interest is being manifested by shipping men in the proposed attempt to float the Allan liner Bavarian, which has been on Wye Rock, below Quebec, for over a year. The Eastern Salvage company, of Great Britain, probably the greatest salvage concern in the world, sent out an expert to examine the Bavarian, and his report was that it would not be possible to save the vessel. Accordingly the Bavarian was abandoned, both by the Allans and the underwriters. William Lesslie, of Kingston, formerly of the Collins Bay Wrecking company, is to make the final attempt on the occasion of the high tides on Saturday and Sunday next.

New Line For The Lakes - New York, Oct. 17th - A new line of steamships is about to be established on the great lakes. Negotiations were concluded today between the Shipowners' Drydock company and the American Shipbuilding company, the result of which are that the Lackawanna Steamship company, to be capitalized at $2,500,000 will immediately issue tenders for eight new vessels of 7,500 tons, to trade on the lakes. Pinkands, Mather & Co. will operate the new line.

p.2 Will Affect the Catch - The new law respecting use of nets in Bay of Quinte will affect the catch of whitefish this fall. The fish go up the bay to spawn, and the fishermen are not allowed to set their nets past the Upper Gap.


Business firms of Charlotte and Oswego, N.Y., have filed libels to the amount of $1,600 on the passenger steamer Iroquois for supplies and repairs during the past season when the steamer ran between Lewiston and the islands. Oswego creditors are as follows: J. Harvey Norris, $760; Oswego Hardware company, $160; Kehoe Bros., $50; Peter Raby, $50; and Oswego Brewery company, $400.

Died At Oswego, N.Y.

George Goble is dead at Oswego, N.Y., aged eighty-seven years. He located at Oswego in 1837. He followed the trade of ship carpenter for nineteen years when he went into business for himself, building vessels on the lake bank at the foot of West Fourth street. In 1859, after the burning of the elevator at the foot of West Second street, he constructed the present drydock, which was then and still is one of the best on the south shore of Lake Ontario. Nearly fifty vessels were built by him in the shipyard and the name Goble was one of the best known on the lakes. A few of these vessels and tugs are still in service.

Marine Notes.

Folgers: The schooner Tradewind cleared for Sodus, last night, and will return with coal.

Richardsons': The tug Kate, with two barges, has arrived from Montreal, and is loading barley.

Craig's: The steamer Stranger cleared today for Smith's Falls; the steamer Persia down this morning.

Swift's: The steamer Belleville down today; the steamer Hamilton up last night; the steamer Rideau King up tonight; the steamer Aletha down and up today; the steamer H.M. Pellatt cleared for Montreal.

M.T. company: The tug Mary P. Hall with three barges, cleared for Montreal; the steamer Robert Wallace, which arrived with 78,000 bushels of flax and wheat, has cleared for Duluth; the tug Thomson has arrived from Montreal.

Dividend Declared - The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company has declared a five percent dividend. The earnings of the current year have been sufficient to admit of a fair surplus after the dividend of $156,000 has been met.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1906