The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1907

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p.1 Repairs To Steamers - Detroit, April 12th - The Canadian steamers Neepawah and Strathcona have been docked at the Ecorse yard for repairs. Examination shows that much work is needed on the Neepawah. About twenty-five boats must be removed from the boat and the bottom, the injuries covering both portions of the boat. She will be in the dock some time. The job on the Strathcona is much smaller, but as she was docked late yesterday, the extent of work was not definitely determined.



The steamer Rosemount is being painted today.

The steambarge Hinckley cleared last night for Oswego for coal.

The tug Emmerson will leave the government dry dock today.

The steamer Island Wanderer will go into the dry dock to have her hull caulked.

The new pleasure yacht George H., owned by George Hammond, was launched today.

The schooner Suffel is loading feldspar for Charlotte, and on the return trip will take on a cargo of coal for Kingston.

The schooner Clara Youell has left the government dry dock, and will clear tonight for Oswego, for coal for Kingston.

The steamer Aletha leaves Saturday morning on her first trip up the Bay of Quinte. The steamer took a trial spin around the harbor today.

Capt. John Wood, of Port Dalhousie, and Capt. Alexander Milligan, of St. Catherines, are here to get the steamers Rosemount and Westmount ready for starting west.

The steamer City of Montreal will leave on her first trip tonight. Capt. La Fabre is not superstitious enough to wait for midnight and although many old mariners predict disaster the captain laughs.

The steam barge Hinckley, coal from Oswego to Gananoque, put into Sackett's Harbor in a crippled condition. At Stony Point her rudder post was carried away and she dropped her rudder also. A drag rudder was rigged with a spar.

Captain Shaw, of the schooner Bertie Kalkins, was presented with a new spring hat by Harbor Master Buell, of Oswego, N.Y., for being the first arrival. He also received a pair of shoes from M.M. Sweet, Minetto, an old friend.

Appointments For 1907.

The Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company has named its officers:

Steamer North King - Master, John Jarrell, Port Hope; purser, H.W. Hare, Picton; chief engineer, George Boyd, Kingston.

Steamer Caspian - Master, William Bloomfield, Kingston; purser, F. Maund, Kingston; chief engineer, D.J. Leslie, Kingston.

Steamer Aletha - Master, J.A. Roys; purser, F. Maund (sic); chief engineer, D. McSorley.

Joseph Tiltow will again act as chief steward of the company's steamers, and the Picton agency will be in charge of T.J. O'Brien.

Bay of Quinte Route Opened - Steamer Aletha will commence regular trips between Belleville, Picton and intermediate Bay of Quinte ports on Saturday, 13th inst., leaving Kingston daily, except Sunday, at 3 p.m.

p.5 A Yacht Movement - Watertown wants Kingston, Gananoque and Bay of Quinte clubs to form racing schedule.

p.8 Marine Notes - Yesterday afternoon the steamer New Island Wanderer, while being floated out of the government dry dock, broke the small line that Superintendent Charles had fastened to her. As the steering gear was not arranged, the vessel drifted out into the harbor. Those aboard vigorously waved bags and other things handy to attract attention, but no help came until the steamer Wolfe Islander happened along and responded to the call for aid. The Wanderer would have gone ashore at Point Frederick had not help arrived soon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1907