The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Apr 1907

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Drowned As First Ship Entered Oswego.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins was the first arrival at Oswego, N.Y., Capt. Shaw had a good trip over, but had never, in all his sailing years, seen so low a barometer. Considerable ice was encountered off Nine Mile Point, but this was the only sight of ice floes. The vessel's arrival at Oswego resulted in an accident that cost Abram Emlaw his life. Emlaw was aboard the tug Tonawanda, towing the schooner into the harbor. A sudden roll pitched Emlaw into the waves and he was drowned between the two lighthouses. A line was thrown to him, and although he is said to have caught it, he was unable to hold on.

The Officers Chosen.

Officers of the Deseronto Navigation company's fleet are:

Steamer Reliance - John Gowan, master; Nelson Palmateer, mate; John Toppings, first engineer; George Toppings, second engineer.

Steamer Ella Ross - D.B. Christie, master; Howard Burnip, mate; M.J. McFaul, engineer.

Tug Rescue - T.J. Lynch, master; Owen Flood, engineer.

Tug Ranger - Albert Barnhart, master; Thomas Turner, engineer.

Steamer Where Now - William J. Daly, master; John Bedard, mate; Thomas Timlin, engineer.

The R. & O. Navigation Co.

Kingston - H. Esford, captain; A.R. Milne, engineer; Dr. J.F. Sparks, purser; E.D. Masterson, steward.

Toronto - E.A. Booth, captain; James Conlin, engineer; I.D. Johnston, purser; J.W. Brown, steward.

Rapids King - A. Dunlop, captain; W. Haslett, engineer; H. Grange, purser; Oscar Day, steward.

Brockville - John McGrath, captain; Z. Lacroix, engineer; W. Cross, purser; Leo Jolly, steward.

Belleville - J.P. Stevenson, captain; W. Parker, engineer; T. Matier, purser; A. Marcille, steward.

Picton - C.J. Redfern, captain; A. Demartigny, engineer; T. Oswald, steward.

Hamilton - W.S. MacPhie, captain; B. Pintal, engineer; M. Walsh, purser; J.J. King, steward.

Marine Notes.

The schooner New Dominion cleared for Oswego, with coal for Belleville. (sic)

Three French crews for M.T. company barges arrived in the city yesterday.

Some of the M.T. company vessels may be able to clear by Saturday night or Sunday.

The M.T. company's tug Emerson has had her wheel replaced by a more powerful one, and will leave the dry dock tomorrow.

Capt. John Houston, Port Dalhousie, is in Kingston. He will ship as first mate on the Rosemount.

The schooner Tradewind cleared last night for Oswego. The vessel will take on a cargo of coal for Gananoque.

The steamer New Island Wanderer is ready to go into commission. The steamer has had a thorough overhauling at the dry dock.

The government steamer Scout is at the dry dock today, getting ready to set the gas buoys in position on the St. Lawrence for the season.

Tests made of the ice in Thunder Bay extending outward for eight miles revealed an average thickness of 32 inches over a large portion for the district.

The Calvin fleet at Garden Island is nearly ready for the first trip. The steamers and consorts are expected to leave on the 14th, on their first trip up the lakes.

The steamer Fairmount leaves Saturday with the tow barge Ungava for Charlotte, to load coal for Fort William. The steamer will be on the grain carrying route all season.

The steamer City of Montreal left at noon today, for Charlotte to coal. The steamer will take a cargo of package freight from Toronto and Hamilton to Fort William.

p.3 Masters and Mates - Held Jolly Smoker Last Evening - Masters and Mates association held final smoker at their rooms on Sydenham street; details of amusements.

Drowned Herself - Port Hope, April 11th - girl drowned herself when lover sailed on schooner Oliver Mowat.

p.8 Marine Notes - The steambarge Navajo, lying in Richardsons' slip, is being painted green.

The schooner Acacia arrived in Charlotte yesterday morning, after a somewhat rough voyage.

The sloop Laura D. is at present at Richardsons' slip.

The steambarge Hinckley is at Folger's wharf, and will clear for Oswego.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Apr 1907