The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Nov 1906

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p.1 Steamer Reported Lost - Watertown, N.Y., Nov. 1st - Reports received from Clayton, are to the effect that the steamer Grand View, which broke from her moorings one day last week and went on the rocks above Governors Island, has gone to pieces and is a total loss. The steamer was owned by John A. Cook.

Very Difficult - Detroit, Nov. 1st - As foreseen by President Livingston, of the Lake Carriers' Association, the lights installed at Port Colborne by the Canadian marine authorities are entirely inadequate to safeguard vessels which use that port. It is said the three electric lights, placed on the wall of the elevator, were out during the recent gale and, as a result vessels found it most difficult to pick out the entrance to the canal. Several had narrow escapes from injury. Mariners on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are much exercised over conditions at Port Colborne. The original beacon light could be seen fourteen miles out in the lake.

p.5 Personal Mention - Capt. Frank Lawrence, mate on the steamer Tecumseh all season, has arrived home from Owen Sound after a very successful season.


Craig's: the propellor Persia down today; the steamer Stranger down today from Smith's Falls; the propellor Cuba down tonight.

Richardsons': the steamer India from Fort William with wheat; the schooner Mary Ann Lydon will probably load feldspar for Charlotte today.

M.T. Co.: The tug Mary P. Hall cleared for Montreal with four grain-laden barges; the tug Emerson is expected from Oswego, today, with coal barges; the steamer Turret Court cleared for Fort William today.

Swift's: The steamer Advance cleared today for Fort William with hay; the steamer Ralph Holcomb cleared today for Port Arthur with hay; the steamer Rideau King cleared this morning for Ottawa; the steamer Picton up today; the steamer Belleville down today; the steamer Aletha down and up today.

The steamers Belleville and Picton will continue on their regular trips until November 11th. All the principal shippers in the district have been notified to that effect. These vessels are carrying an immense amount of freight these days and on every trip are loaded to their capacity.

The steambarge Navajo, which went ashore when within seven miles of Kingston, on the way from Montreal, was pulled off by the tug Kate, early Wednesday evening, and the Navajo arrived at Richardsons' about 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night. No damage was done to the vessel, and the cargo of way freight was unloaded today.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Nov 1906