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

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p.2 Capt. Henry Russell, master of the steamer Samuel Marshall, Brockville, has acquired an interest in the steambarge Russell Sage, plying between Quebec ports and Oswego in the pulp wood trade, and has assumed command of the Sage.


The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared from Crawford's today for Oswego.

A few necessary alterations are being made to the ferry wharf, at Folger's.

The schooner Charlie Marshall is unloading coal from Sodus Point, at the penitentiary wharf.

The steamer America carried four hundred excursionists to Kingston, yesterday, from Thousand Island Park.

Richardsons': The steamer Phoenix cleared for Chicago; the tug Kate cleared for Montreal with three grain barges, the Klondyke, Maggie and Onondaga.

The tug Shanley, in charge of Capt. German, has left Toronto for Parry Sound. The Shanley, doing government service on the Rideau canal, has been purchased by the Parry Sound Lumber company, and will be used for towing timber.

M.T. company: The steamer Jessie Spalding arrived from Duluth, with 63,000 bushels of flax; the tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with four grain laden barges; the steamer Wallace cleared for Prescott, with 79,800 bushels of flax.

Swift's: Steamer Hamilton up last night; steamer Belleville down today; steamer Dundurn down today; steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer Corunna from Fort William with flour; steamer Aletha from Gananoque to Ottawa.

The extent of the damage done to the steamer Nevada, which ran aground near Farran's Point, is not known, but marine men say that it will take some time to make all the necessary repairs, and put her in shape for traffic again. Her bottom will have to undergo very extensive repairs. The work of unloading the steamer of its grain has not yet been completed. The Grand Trunk placed cars on the siding at Richardson's and the grain is being placed directly into them. Just as soon as possible the steamer will be taken to Cleveland, where she will enter the dry dock there.

Navigation History.

The steamer Niagara, shown to be lying at the wharf, in one of the old plans of Kingston, on exhibition during the meeting of the Ontario Historical Society, was built at Old Niagara, for Hon. John Hamilton, of Kingston, by Robert Gilkison, fourth son of Capt. William Gilkison, and launched on December 24th, 1839. Mr. Hamilton and his two brothers, Archibald and Col. Jasper Fough Gilkison, and many Old Niagara friends, were at the launch, which passed off without accident. Robert Gilkison also built the steamer Traveller, 1835, for Hon. John Hamilton, and followed with three more, for James Lockhart, the Experiment, 1837; the Queen Victoria, and the Gore, 1838. He also produced the gunboat Draught in 1839, besides other boats before and after.

p.5 The Canal Damaged - Windsor, Aug. 14th - the new gunboat Don Juan de Austrin, arrived at Detroit from the east coast, after paying a bill for $150 for damaging Welland canal.



The steamer Nevada cleared at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning for Cleveland, to enter the dry dock there. She went under her own steam, with two pumps ready for business.

The work of unloading the cargo of damaged grain was rushed along, quite a large staff of men being employed on the job.

Marine men say that it will cost at least $25,000 to repair the Nevada, and the fact that the vessel could not be repaired in Kingston, so that a local firm would benefit by it was the subject of much comment. However, no local firm has the facilities for doing the job, and the vessel had to go either to Cleveland or Collingwood to have the job done.

The steamer Plummer stopped at the dry dock today for supplies, on her way from Montreal to Fort William, with package freight.

The schooner J.B. Kitchen has cleared with a cargo of feldspar, for Sodus Point.

The steambarge John Randall is at Richardson's loading grain for Washburn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1907