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

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p.1 Begged To Be Thrown Overboard - Chatham, July 30th - A flue on the tug Gilbert blew out on Lake Erie and the fireman, an unknown man, shipped at Port Stanley, was so severely scalded that he died. Five hours elapsed before he could be got ashore from the disabled vessel for medical treatment, and so intense were his sufferings that he begged to be thrown overboard.

p.2 The Yacht Races - Kingston Yacht Club regatta on Saturday - results.


For Claims Of The Federal Government.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Sodus on Monday.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared for bay ports, today, to load grain.

The steambarge Navajo is expected at Richardson's today, from Montreal, with grain. ?

The schooner Lizzie Metzner cleared this morning for Sodus, with Capt. Henry Daryaw, Sr., in charge.

The tug Kate cleared, from Richardson's, with a grain-laden barge, for Montreal.

The steamyacht Albani, which left here two weeks ago under peculiar circumstances, is at Rochester, N.Y., where F. Wagner now resides.

The steamer Rideau Queen was disabled on Saturday by a broken rudder, and was unable to make her trip to Clayton that evening. The steamer America took her passengers down at ten o'clock. The Queen was repaired, and made her Sunday trip.

It will be of interest to mariners to know that the government has established a steel cylindrical gas buoy, painted red and surmounted by a pyramidal steel frame, supporting a lantern, from which an intermittent white light is exhibited in sixteen feet of water on the southern side of the Northport shoal in the Bay of Quinte.

The schooner Buckeye State was seized at the head of the locks, below Prescott, and tied up, awaiting settlement of a claim by the department of railways and canals for $150 worth of damage done to the dock at Farran's Point last season. The schooner was loaded with pulp wood, in tow of the tug Mary. The claim was subsequently settled after the owners in New York had been communicated with.

Swift's: steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa yesterday morning; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Belleville up today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; schooner Laura D. is loading soft coal for Bath; schooner Clara cleared for Oswego to load coal; schooner Metzner cleared to load coal at Oswego; steamer Aletha for Ogdensburg this morning.

M.T. Co.: The steamer A.G. Thacker arrived from Duluth with 48,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Jessie Spalding arrived from Duluth, with 64,000 bushels of wheat; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with four light barges; the tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with three light barges; the tug Emerson arrived from Charlotte with three coal barges; the tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; the tug Mary P. Hall cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; the tug Emerson cleared for Oswego with one coal barge, arrived back, and cleared, for Montreal, with three coal barges.

p.3 Wolfe Island, July 30th - Engineer Frederick Lafane, of the city, has taken charge of the steamer Wolfe Islander, owing to the resignation of Mr. O'Reilly, on account of ill-health.

p.8 Very Hard Work - The steamer Nevada, ashore and sunk at Baker's Point, is one of the hardest jobs of salvage work that has been done on the River St. Lawrence in years. The steamer now sunk has the current of the rapids, at Farran's Point, setting down on her broadside. Her No. 1 hold is badly broken in. Two twelve-inch pumps would not begin to control the water in this compartment alone, and Capt. Donnelly came up on last night's train for four additional pumps, which are being sent down today. Some 16,000 bushels of dry grain has been put into the lighter Grantham and James Richardson & Sons, Kingston, has bought about 24,000 bushels of the wet wheat. Capt. Donnelly states that, if everything goes well, the ship will be afloat Wednesday night. The ship will be brought here for repairs.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1907