The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1907

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p.1 To Put On New Steamer - Canadian parties in the Georgian Bay region have purchased the passenger steamer City of Grand Rapids, and naming the boat, the Wiarton, will run it between Wiarton and Manitoulin Island, on the same route as that followed by the ill-fated steamer Jones, which was lost, with all hands, on Georgian Bay, last season.

Submarine Phones - Cleveland, July 3rd - many vessels on great lakes being equipped with wireless submarine telephone apparatus, by which danger signals can be received; transmitters to be placed on light ships or buoys.

The Traffic For June - through Soo ship canals broke all records - some figures.



A serious accident was narrowly averted, on Tuesday morning, in one of the locks of the Lachine canal, about opposite the Canada car works, when the steamer Picton was damaged considerably by coming in contact with the side of the canal. It appears that the vessel, owing to the heavy wind, was crossed against the entrance of the lock, and in an effort to place her bow in the centre of the canal, she was thrown heavily against the side of the lock.

The tremendous pressure of the boat against the sides of the lock caused certain portions of the canal to give way, while it is expected that the injury to the steamer will be considerable.

Raise Sunken Dredge.

The dredge Sir Wilfred, which sunk opposite Port Hope on Oct. 6th, 1902, will be raised almost immediately. Mr. Polson states that the Reid Wrecking fleet of Port Huron left there on June 28th. He expected that the fleet would arrive in Toronto Wednesday or Thursday. The spot where the dredge went down is known and there will be very little trouble in that respect. The dredge was built at the Polson shipyards and was en route to Montreal when the rope holding the dipper broke, causing it to swing to one side suddenly, which resulted in the sinking of it.

Marine Notes.

The steamer Missisquoi was here from Rockport yesterday.

M.T. Co.: The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain barges.

The steamer Pierrepont was chartered today for the picnic of Chalmers' church Sunday school at Government Island. The boat left Folger's at one o'clock.

The tug Nellie Reid cleared from Richardson's for Montreal, with barges Josephine, Siren, and Onondaga, loaded with grain, and the barge Maggie, loaded with cement.

Swift's: The steamer Hamilton in last night; the steamer Toronto down today; steamer Rideau King down today, and Rideau Queen up tonight; steamer Belleville down today; steamer Aletha in last night; steamer Caspian down today; steamer Dundurn in today.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Neepawah is reported aground at Dickinson's Landing. The wrecking steamer Donnelly and apparatus have been sent to the rescue.

Norwegian Steamer Here - A Norwegian steamer, the Proulx, was in the harbor today, en route to Tonawanda, N.Y., and Sarnia, with pine. She stopped here a short time to get charts.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1907