The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1907

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p.1 Cargo For Kingston - Amherstburg, May 14th - Wrecking Master Baker started work, this morning, on the steamer Whittaker, sunk here, on Sunday night, by collision with the steamer Gault, and expects to have the vessel up tomorrow. No boats were allowed to pass the wreck last night. The boat lies pretty well in the centre of the channel, only her decks and cabins are above water. She was loaded with 60,000 bushels of corn for a Kingston firm. Neither captain has been heard from yet as to the cause of the collision. The Gault did not seem to be seriously injured, as she continued up the river and did not stop at Detroit.

p.3 Gananoque, May 14th - The schooner Briton pulled into the creek yesterday, to unload a coal cargo at Gillies' wharf.


The steamer North King enters the dry dock on May 20th.

The schooner Metzner has arrived from Sodus, with coal for Folger's.

The sloop Granger has arrived at Richardson's from Wolfe Island with oats.

A new 100-foot steel steamyacht being built in Toronto, for Hon. Clifford Sifton, is expected here shortly.

Crawford's: The schooner Claral, from Charlotte with coal; the schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte, light.

The schooner Kitchen is lying at Richardsons's slip, and will load feldspar as soon as some is shipped from the mines at Bedford.

M.T. Co.: steamer Viking, from Duluth, with 48,000 bushels wheat; steamer Turret Chief cleared for Fort William; steamer Turret Cape cleared for Fort William.

Swift's: The steamer Belleville, from Montreal, and the steamer Picton, from lake ports, touched en route last evening; the steamer Hamilton from Montreal.

The yawl boat belonging to the schooner Queen of the Lakes, which went down on Lake Ontario last fall, was brought to the city from Sodus, yesterday, on the schooner Metzner.

The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's wharf at nine o'clock last night, from Charlotte, on her way to Montreal. She had on board quite a few passengers, and a large cargo of freight. Considerable freight was put on the vessel at this port.

The steamer Dan R. Hanna carried from Buffalo to Duluth last week 400,000 bushels, the largest flax load that ever passed down the lakes. She is commanded by Capt. Samuel Massey, of Ogdensburg, one of the younger generation of sailors.

The rumor that the steamer Toronto, at present at the city whose name she bears, would be brought to Kingston for refitting before starting on the season's run, apparently is without foundation. An employee of the R. & O. N. Co., in this city, stated that the steamer could be fitted out in Toronto. This is rather disappointing to a number of Kingston boys employed on the craft.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The pleasure yacht Wavecrest will be taken to Collins Bay tomorrow by George Hammond, owner of the yacht George H.

p.6 Wolfe Island Council, May 6th - Voted for steamship accounts: Mrs. Rawley, laundry and washing boat, $10.75; H. Hogan, painting, $15.75; D.J. Leslie, engineer, $126.66; Charles Cummings, captain, $100; George Suddard, fireman, $51.91; William Bustard, 6 days, $7.50; James McDonald, carpentering, $37.25; Rev. William Craig, rebate as resident clergyman, $4.30; R. Berry, mate, $61.33; Joseph McGrath, deck hand, $28.66; R. Bustard, deck hand, $28.66; G. Keegan, purser, $35; Mrs. Hagarty, cook, $22.66; P. McDermott, 2 days, $2; P. Cummings, 3 days, $3.75; G. Keegan, meals, $106.32; Calvin company, $160.85; James Swift, coal, $193.25; James Swift, telephone, boy, etc., $12; Queen City Oil company, $7.20; McKelvey & Birch, $56.23.

p.8 Will Inspect Vessels - The inspectors from Oswego, who visited Kingston recently, will be here on Thursday to inspect the steamers New York and America.

Must Relinquish Work - Capt. Thomas Donnelly has been suffering from the first of the year with an attack of grippe and stomach trouble, brought on by exposure on a trip to Lake Superior in the Golspie investigation. For some time past he has been under special treatment and, after examination by Dr. W.P. Caven, Toronto, he has been pronounced in a serious condition, and has been ordered to relinquish all work for a time.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1907