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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1907

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

The schooner Clara Youell cleared at nine o'clock this morning for Oswego, to load coal for Crawford's.

The steambarge Navajo is tied up at Montreal, with a cargo of grain, owing to the strike of the longshoremen.

The steamer Rosemount was damaged somewhat by the ice on her first trip to Fort William, and underwent repairs, here, before clearing.

Swift's: The steamer Picton, up, and the steamer Belleville down; the steamer Rideau King from Ottawa last night; the steamer Dundurn for Montreal yesterday afternoon.

M.T. Co.: The tug Emerson has arrived from Montreal, with two light barges, and cleared for Charlotte with one coal barge; the steamer Rosemount and barges Hamilton and Ungava cleared for Fort William.

The steamer Glenmount, the new steamer of the Montreal Transportation company, has left Dumbarton, Scotland, for a Manchester canal port to load for Sydney, N.S. The steamer will likely arrive in Kingston about June 15th.

The steamer Whittaker, sunk at Amherstburg, Sunday, by collision with the steamer Gault, was on her way to Kingston, with a cargo of corn, for the M.T. company. She carried 60,000 bushels. Word has been received that a wrecking crew has commenced operations. The cause of the accident is at present unknown. The steamer Gault received only slight injuries.

The steamer Resolute which sunk off Toronto, last November, drowning six men, has totally disappeared. Since the opening of the season several parties have been out grappling where she sank trying to locate her, but as yet nothing has been found. Nearly all the winter long her topmast showed above water, and for this reason the wreck was not buoyed and no ranges taken to locate her. A month or so ago the mast broke away and now no trace of her remains. It is thought that the hull must have been broken up and drifted away but in this case the boilers and engines ought to be found.

p.5 Picton, May 16th - The steambarge Lloyd S. Porter arrived in port yesterday from Lake Erie ports with coal for Hepburn Bros. The schooner Gull arrived today with lumber for Deseronto.

The Cargo Disposed Of - Amherstburg, May 16th - Capt. Baker, at work on the sunken steamer Whittaker, says it will be Sunday before that boat is raised. Some of the corn has run out of the hold and into the way of the divers. Capt. Sinclair, acting for the underwriters, has sold the cargo of 60,000 bushels of corn to the Brantford Starch company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1907