The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1906

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Richardsons': steambarge Hickox has arrived with grain from bay ports; schooner Metzner is loading feldspar for Sodus.

Craig's: steamer Persia up; steamer Cuba down; steamer Waterlily down; schooner Mary Louise will clear for Smith's Falls today with merchandise.

M.T. Co.: steamer A.D. Davidson arrived from Duluth with 80,000 bushels of flaxseed, and cleared for Duluth today; tug Mary P. Hall arrived light, Sunday, from Montreal, and returned with two grain-laden barges.

Swift's: steamer Hamilton cleared for Montreal; steamer Belleville expected down Tuesday; schooner Clara arrived with coal from Sodus; steamer Aletha will clear for bay ports today; steamer Bickerdike will take a cargo of hay on her trip to Fort William.

The Rutland Transit company has made a contract with the Great Lakes Engineering Manufacturing company, Detroit, to construct two new steel freight boats similar to the steamer Ogdensburg. They will be named the Bennington and Burlington and will be delivered for the season of 1908.

The steamer Bickerdike, of the Merchants' line, Montreal and Lake Superior, went ashore in a heavy fog near Alexandria Bay, N.Y., on Saturday morning, at 6:45 o'clock. The vessel was released by a wrecking crew sent out by Capt. Donnelly, early Sunday morning, and the Bickerdike is now at the dry dock, undergoing some slight repairs. The vessel was about to proceed to Fort William with a cargo she had on board, and the mishap will delay her but a short time.

p.4 To Save A Vessel - Sarnia, Nov. 5th - The contract for the work of raising the steel steamer Lackawanna, thrown on the extension to the Cleveland breakwater, by a recent gale, has been awarded to the Port Huron branch of the Reid Wrecking company, of this place. The tug Reid, with a steam pump and a diving outfit aboard, will go to Cleveland at once and, with good weather, it is hoped to have the vessel in harbor in about a week. Reid's bill was $5,000.

p.6 Big Traffic - greatest year in history of Soo canals - record tonnage.

p.8 Head Torn From Body - engineer C.H. Dyke stuck head out a porthole on lake steamer Mack.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1906