The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1906

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The Tradewind cleared for Oswego for coal for Sowards.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins left Oswego Thursday with coal for Sowards.

The schooner Ariadne arrived with a cargo of hay from Wolfe Island for shipment.

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

Craig's: steamer Waterlily up yesterday; steambarge Hickox is unloading coal for Craig & Co.

The steamer Navajo arrived safely at Wolfe Island from Oswego, and her cargo of coal is being unloaded today.

The steamer Rosemount arrived at the M.T. Co. with 80,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William and cleared for Fort William today.

Swift's: steamers Dundurn up today; Belleville down last night; Pellatt arrived yesterday from Fort William with a carload of flour consigned to Joseph Lemmon & Sons, Kingston; Aletha down and up today.

Vessel captains are complaining that the United States government has failed to maintain proper lights and buoys on the dangerous reefs in the St. Lawrence river, in striking contrast to the perfect system maintained along the Canadian channel.

The barge Quebec, of the M.T. Co., was released Thursday night, and is now at Charlotte. The vessel received no damage to speak of. The work of taking her off was accomplished by the Donnelly Wrecking company. The barge will be brought here.

The steamer India was expected to reach Richardsons' from Fort William the first of this week, but she has not yet put in an appearance, and it is thought that she has been storm-stayed on the way. She has on board 16,000 bushels of wheat and 34,000 bushels of barley, two different grades.

Howard Folger, general manager of the "White Squadron" fleet of steamers, tells the Cape Vincent Eagle that all the steamers of the above line will receive extensive alterations and repairs this winter, and a score of ship carpenters will be kept busy at the Portsmouth shipyard, where most of the steamers are now laid up. The steamer New York will likely be overhauled and put into active service next season.

The belief that the Northern Navigation company will find it expedient to enlarge its fleet is strengthened by the circumstance that the company has this fall, in order to handle the traffic offering, found it necessary to hire outside boats temporarily, the steamer Turret Crown, with a carrying capacity of 110,000 bushels of grain having been chartered for one trip, and the steamer Ottawa of the Canada Atlantic Transit company, with a capacity of 120,000 bushels, having been chartered for the balance of the season.

A Big Freight Year - pressed hay is being shipped to Fort William and flour is coming from the same place; coal has been busy; vessels starting to lay up.

p.8 Late Marine News - The schooner Bertie Kalkins has arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

The schooner McDonald has arrived with a cargo of coal for Mallen.

The schooner Tradewind has arrived at Oswego from Kingston.

Ran On A Sandbar - The steambarge Navajo ran on the sand bar, on Friday morning, in Wolfe Island harbor. She had a cargo of coal for W. Allinson, but could not make the landing. The Navajo was pulled off by the Wolfe Islander and steamed to the city to be lightered before proceeding to Wolfe Island. The vessel escaped from the bar without damage.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1906