The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1906

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Oct. 19, 1906



A powerful ice-crushing ferry steamer built of steel at a cost of $253,000, is to be placed on the Ogdensburg-Prescott ferry route. It will carry twelve forty-foot freight cars and will be the finest car ferry on the lakes. The new boat will be named the Ogdensburg.

On account of the dimensions of the boat being above Welland canal size, the Ogdensburg will be built at Toronto. Otherwise the boat would have to be cut in two to be brought to the bay and then joined at an extra cost of about $20,000. She will carry cars and passengers for the New York Central and Canadian Pacific railways between Ogdensburg and Prescott. The Canadian Pacific Car and Passenger Transfer company, of which Capt. D.H. Lyon, Ogdensburg, is president, will own the boat. The boat will be 280 feet long, 40 feet beam, 22 feet molded depth, and twelve feet draft, loaded. The only woodwork will be the two cabins and double pilot house.

Schooner Cornelia Ashore.

Word has been received here that the schooner Cornelia is ashore at Pigeon Light. She is loaded with coal for Crawford & Co., and it was reported that some of the cargo had been dumped overboard. Only meagre particulars have been received.

Arrivals and Departures.

M.T. company elevator: The schooner St. Louis arrived from Duluth with 20,000 bushels of barley; steamer A.D. Davidson from Duluth, with 81,000 bushels of wheat and barley; steamer Westmount, with 250,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William; steamer Davidson cleared for Duluth.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King cleared Thursday morning for Ottawa; Picton from Montreal today; Aletha down and up today.

The schooners Granger and Laura D. are unloading hay at the G.T.R. wharf.

Craig's wharf: steamers Dundurn down this morning; Waterlily up yesterday from Montreal; Cuba clears today for Montreal.

The steamer Dundee, intended for the Canadian lake grain trade, was launched on the Clyde.

p.11 Thousand Island Park, Oct. 13th - ....In a recent issue of the Whig I noticed a letter on the burning of the steamer Sir Robert Peel. The remains of the steamer Sir Robert Peel, burned on the night of May 30th, 1838, lie a few rods from shore, near Island Kate, a short distance from the Peel dock. The Peel dock has been rebuilt several times since the above occurrence, and is still in use. A few years ago Capt. Henry Nunn secured an anchor with grapples from the wreck of the Peel and still has it in his possession.....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1906