The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1907

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The schooner Dundee cleared for Picton today and will undergo repairs there.

The schooner Maggie L. has arrived from bay ports with grain for Richardson's.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared for Oswego today for coal for Crawford's.

The steamer City of New York has arrived from Charlotte with soft coal for the penitentiary.

The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's at seven o'clock last night, from Picton, on her way to Montreal.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Cataract is expected today from Toledo with 42,000 bushels of corn; tug Glide arrived from Montreal with three light barges and will clear for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

On April 12th, the Deseronto Tribune published an article stating that the wreck of the Dobie (Dobbie ?) was a menace to navigation in Deseronto harbor. The department of marine and fisheries has written to the editor stating that tenders were invited for the removal of the Dobie last season. When a wreck occurs and the department is notified the owners of the vessel are called upon to remove it, but if they neglect or refuse to do so it is necessary to get an order-in-council to have the work done and charge the cost to the owners. It is expected that arrangements for the removal of the Dobie will be made shortly.

Yacht Club Smoking Concert - to be held May 1st when delegates are arranging for yacht racing circuit.



For Captain Smith As Vessel Master.

Picton, April 29th - When the steamer Alexandria, of the Lake Ontario and Quebec Navigation company, left port Saturday morning on her initial trip of the season to Charlotte, Captain E.B. Smith entered upon his fifty-second season as master of a steamer. This is perhaps a record in the annals of River St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario navigation. He first took command of a steamer when he was twenty-one years of age, and every season since has seen him on the waters. For nearly forty years, Captain Smith has been a resident of Picton, though he is of English birth.

Mariners are strongly protesting about the danger to navigation in the wreck of the schooner Goldie (sic - Gobie) in the direct approach to Deseronto wharf. If the sunken coal-laden schooner is not raised at least buoys should be placed round the danger to warn captains. Last week the steambarge Aberdeen, of the Hepburn fleet, ran on the wreck and was badly damaged. She is now on the "ways" for repairs to her hull.

The S.S. Lloyd S. Porter, of Picton, has been chartered for the season to carry coal between Lake Erie points and Point St. Anne, near Belleville.

The steamer Ella Ross, this morning, commenced her usual run between Picton and Trenton. Capt. D.B. Christie is in command. The schooner Cordelia, from Oswego, is unloading coal for Ostrander. The schooner Gull, unloading lumber for Hepburn Bros., cleared light for Deseronto. The schooner Waterlily, lumber laden from Trenton, passed down to Waupoos. The lumber will be used in the construction of the new South Bay canning factory. The schooner William Jamieson cleared light for Oswego.

p.5 Yachting Matters - arranging for meeting of delegates.

p.8 Steamer Was Run Ashore - Port Huron, Mich., April 30th - The small passenger steamer Pilgrim was run ashore, last night, to save her from foundering. The crew and passengers were saved.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1907