The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1907

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p.1 Locking Through Soo Canal - Detroit, April 29th - The long delayed fleet is locking through slowly in both directions at the Soo. The weather is moderate with south-east winds. It is not believed the upboats will have any trouble in getting through the ice in Whitefish Bay (bottom line unreadable)

Struck An Obstruction - Amherstburg, April 29th - Passing on Sunday, the captain of the steamer Glasgow reported that his boat struck an obstruction in Lake Erie off Colchester, Ont., half a mile west and 900 feet south of the stake placed to mark the sunken Armenia. He was uncertain whether the stake had shifted or something else was sunk near by. No other boat is reported missing.

Rush Ahead - on the Trent Valley Canal Construction -



The steambarge Navajo has cleared for Fairhaven for coal.

The schooner Clara has arrived from Oswego with coal for Booth's.

The schooner New Dominion is at Crawford's from Oswego, with coal.

The schooner Pilot has cleared for bay ports for grain for Richardsons'.

The schooner Acacia has arrived from Fairhaven, with coal for Crawford's.

The steamer City of Belleville, from Prescott, is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The schooner Voges has arrived at the penitentiary from Oswego, with hard coal.

The schooner Straubenzee (sic) is here from Erie with coal for the Locomotive Works.

The steambarge Cardinal, from Iroquois, is having a wheel replaced at the dry dock.

The steambarge City of New York, from Montreal, goes on the drydock on Wednesday.

The steamer America is being fitted out for the summer season at the drydock slip.

The schooner Metzner arrived, Sunday, at 9 a.m., from Oswego, with coal for Sowards.

The steamer D.D. Calvin, from Toronto, came in yesterday, with lumber for Calvin Co.

The schooner Oliver Mowat will be unloaded of its cargo of coal at Gananoque today.

The tug Myra came up from Ogdensburg this morning with a wheel for the steambarge Cardinal.

The propeller Persia, from Toronto, is loading flour at the Frontenac Cereal Works, for Montreal.

The schooner Dundee has arrived from Toronto with coal for the spile dock. The vessel will undergo repairs at Davis' dry dock before making another trip.

The steambarge Arctic has been sold by the Rathbun Lumber Company to the Spanish River Navigation company, and left Deseronto for the Spanish River. Capt. Bernhardt will take her up.

M.T. Co.: Steamer Whitaker arrived from Chicago, with 60,000 bushels of corn; tug Thomson, from landing, with dredge and scows; tug Thomson will clear tonight for Montreal, with three grain barges.

The dredge Enterprise, with complete system of sand pipes, arrived this morning from Massena, N.Y. en route to Duluth. The Enterprise is the biggest dredge at present on the lower lakes and is the property of the Duluth and Lake Superior Dredging company. The large lake tug Schenck of the Soo Towing company is expected tonight to take the dredge to Duluth.

p.5 Trent Valley Canal A Colossal Mistake - Buffalo businessman says Welland canal should be enlarged at once.

p.6 To Form Yacht Circuit - Charles G. Moore, yacht designer, of New York, will accompany the Watertown, N.Y., Yacht Club representatives to Kingston, on Wednesday, to aid in forming a racing circuit for the foot of the lake clubs. Picton, Gananoque, Oswego, Watertown, Napanee, Deseronto, Belleville and Kingston will be in the circuit.

First To Enter Charlotte.

[Rochester, N.Y., Herald]

When Capt. Simmons sailed the schooner Acacia, of Kingston, into the harbor at Charlotte he had the distinction of being the first man to bring a boat between piers this season. The trip across the lake was said to have been a severe one. Lighthouse Keeper Tonge had been informed by wire that the Acacia was on her way, and he had the big light burning brightly, and the fog horn and the lighthouse bell were in commission all through the night. This precaution was a fortunate one for the craft, as she sailed in through such a blinding snow flurry that the light was of little use. Two years ago the Acacia and her captain gained prominence from the fact that she flew the British flag in Charlotte harbor on the Fourth of July, and Capt. Simmons refused the request of Deputy Collector of Customs Duane A. Bump to hoist the Stars and Stripes. This came near to being an unpleasant international incident.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1907