The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1906

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Craig's wharf: steamer Stranger from Smith's Falls last night; propellor Cuba from Montreal last night; steamer Alexandria from Montreal last night.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton down this morning; steamer Belleville up; steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

Mooer's elevator: steamer Business from Erie with coal for river points; steamer Rosedale with 61,680 bushels wheat for Frontenac Cereal Co. arrived last night from Fort William.

The steamer Island Belle is at Ogdensburg, receiving a thorough overhauling to her boiler and machinery, which will place her in fine condition for next season. The boat may winter here.

The schooner Cornelia is still ashore at Pigeon Light. Almost the entire cargo has been taken off, and a wrecking crew will go to the aid of the disabled vessel today. An attempt was made Friday, but the heavy north-east wind rendered it impossible to do so.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will bring ten carloads of hemp from Cape Vincent for the penitentiary. She brought over one carload yesterday. The hemp was shipped from New York.

The schooner Joe Dix has been delayed here for several days for the want of a crew.

Capt. John Hatch, who for many years operated a steamboat line between Ogdensburg and Waddington, died at his home in the latter village, Friday. During the past year the steamer Mary was burned to the water's edge and the steamer Corsee ? was sunk. Both boats were owned by him and the shock of misfortune completely unnerved the man, throwing him into general collapse, and death followed within two months.

p.5 The Attempt Postponed - Next Thursday another attempt will be made to float the Allan liner Bavarian, which is still lying on the Wye Rock, where she struck on October 6th last year. This time the rescue will not be attempted by means of tugs, as in previous failures, but a more scientific method will be adopted. Compressed air is to be the agent, and William Lesslie, of Kingston, who has had considerable experience in work of this kind, will conduct the operation. He had hoped to take advantage of today's high tide, but arrangements were incomplete, and the attempt was consequently postponed till Thursday, the date of the next spring tide.

[Montreal Gazette]

Steamer White Star Sold - Cornwall, Oct. 20th - The steamer White Star, late of the Montreal & Cornwall Navigation company's fleet, has been sold by Oliver Gillespie to the St. Lawrence Canadian Navigation company for a sum said not to be far from $35,000. The White Star was taken to Montreal by Capt. Oulette. She will be run between Montreal and Quebec this season, and next year will be on the Montreal-Berthier route. She will be overhauled and lengthened to 200 feet at Sorel.

Sarnia Steambarge Sold - Sarnia, Oct. 20th - The Canadian steambarge City of New York, owned by George Wilkinson, has been sold at sheriff's sale to Joseph Glass of this place for $2,000. The boat had been tied in Sarnia bay for sometime.

Islanders Cut Off - Leamington, Oct. 20th - As the result of an accident which sent the steamer to the dry dock for repairs, the people of Pelee Island are cut off from the mainland, with no means of marketing their produce unless they go to the expense of chartering tug and scows. This year the crops of tobacco, corn and potatoes are heavier than usual, but with no boat service it will be almost impossible to market them.

p.7 Burning Recalled - of Sir Robert Peel; gives words of two songs about burning of steamers Peel and Caroline, composed at the time.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1906