The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Apr 1907

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p.1 A Vessel's Danger - Green Bay, Wis., April 16th - It is reported here that the steamer J. Watson Stephenson, with its consort, is sinking on the clay banks, ten miles south of Sturgeon Bay, between Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. The vessels are said to have gone ashore yesterday, during a fierce storm. The life saving crew has gone to lend assistance.



The Calvin company's fleet leaves tonight for upper lake ports.

The steambarge Kenirving passed up, today, on her way to Oswego, for coal.

The tug Emerson, with three barges, M.T. Co., cleared this morning for Oswego.

The steamer Turbinia is expected from Toronto on the 30th April, to go on the dry dock.

The steamer Donnelly, of the Donnelly Wrecking Co., is being fitted out for the season's work at the waterworks wharf.

The schooner Ford River, with Capt. Chauncey Daryaw, of Kingston, has left Chicago, with 18,300 bushels of corn for Richardsons'.

The sloop Laura D. has arrived with a cargo of pressed hay from Amherst Island, and it is being loaded into Grand Trunk cars, for shipment.

The first vessel to arrive this season with grain for the M.T. Co. will be the steamer Davidson, of Chicago, which is expected today, with 80,000 bushels of corn.

The M.T. company's fleet of steamers and lake barges cleared, on Monday night, for Charlotte, to load coal and thence to proceed to Fort William. The last of the big steamers left at seven o'clock and saluted a number of times when passing along the harbor.

The steamer New York went on the drydock, yesterday afternoon, for general repairs. The steamer was recently purchased by G.A. Beckling, of the Cedar Point Resort company, Sandusky, Ohio, who is at present in the city. Mr. Beckling told the Whig that the steamer would be thoroughly overhauled and fitted out here, and will leave about May 15th for Sandusky, Ohio. The steamer will be used as an excursion boat, plying between Sandusky and Cedar Point.

p.4 Advance In Wages - Cleveland, April 16th - The threatened strike of cooks and stewards on the lakes was settled yesterday. After demanding a further twenty-five per cent increase in wages, the union committee signed the scale proposed by the Lake Carriers' Association. The chief cooks, who are stewards, get a raise from $80 to $85, the $70 cooks get $75, second cooks and waiters are raised $1 a week, getting $34 a month before October 1st, and$37.50 after that date.

p.8 A Gift After Naming Boat - Mrs. Robert Fraser, of this city, christened the new M.T. company steamer Glenmount, being built on the Clyde. The builders, to mark the occasion, presented Mrs. Fraser with a beautiful pendant of pearls and diamonds. Capt. and Mrs. Fraser will likely return home in June.

The steamers Persia and Cuba have been sold to Quebec firms. The Persia will run between Quebec and Montreal, while the Cuba will be engaged in the pulp trade between Quebec and American ports.

To Have A Yacht Club Meeting - of yacht club delegates here on May 1st, to arrange for a district racing schedule; tennis court to be built; dances will be continued; ladies to get special afternoons for teas, etc. to improve social side.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Apr 1907