The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1907

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And The Steamer St. Lawrence Held Up.

The Missisquoi was up from river points

The schooner Acacia will clear tonight for Oswego.

The steambarge Navajo arrived from Montreal with a general cargo, and will load oats at Richardsons' for Montreal.

The sloop Laura D. came over from Howe Island, Thursday morning, with a full cargo of pressed hay, which was put into cars for shipment.

M.T. Co.: The tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Charlotte with two coal barges; the tug Mary arrived from Montreal with three light barges; the steamer Jessie Spalding cleared for Duluth.

Swift's: Steamers Belleville down last night; Picton up today; steamyacht Castanet up today; steamers North King down and up today; Kingston down and up today; Rideau Queen from Clayton last night.

The steamer Averell, of the Rutland Transit company's fleet, on its way from Chicago with a cargo of merchandize for Ogdensburg, collided with the breakwall at Buffalo, slightly damaging both the vessel and the wall.

The St. Lawrence marine railway, Ogdensburg, has been rebuilt and enlarged at a cost of $50,000. The George Hall Coal company's steamer, Fred Mercur, a large lake boat, has just been hauled out of the water for repairs.

Word received from the wrecking expedition to the steamer C.B. Packard, which lies sunk in Pigeon Bay, is not of a very encouraging character. The boat is in bad condition and has settled in the mud to a depth of eight feet. It is probable that the steamer will be abandoned.

Because the captain's wife did the cooking in place of the regular union cook, who could not be supplied at that time, the entire crew of the barge Matanzas walked ashore a few days ago and the boat left Milwaukee with a new crew, according to Business Agent John Eagan, of the Cook's Union. Eagan says that the men were given enough to eat, but they demanded a union cook and left in a body.

The steamer St. Lawrence had an accident to her machinery last night that necessitated her coming to Kingston for repairs. The steamer arrived here, from Clayton, this morning, being towed up by the steamer America. About ten o'clock last night, just as the St. Lawrence was entering Fiddler's Elbow, her piston rod broke, causing a complete tie-up to her machinery. She dropped anchor and remained there for about an hour until the steamer America arrived. She was towed to Clayton. The steamer had about two hundred passengers on board when the accident occurred, but the time was put in by dancing on the forward deck. The steamer will be repaired by Saturday morning.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Ford River has arrived at Richardons' to load feldspar for Charlotte.

The schooner Straubenzie will clear for Oswego tomorrow, to load coal for Roaer ? Bros., Toronto, and will afterwards load coal at Oswego for Kingston.

Yesterday afternoon Swift's wharf was taxed to its utmost by the large crowd gathered on it. At five o'clock the steamers Rideau Queen, Belleville and Caspian were all in at once, discharging their passengers and freight. The largest crowd in some months was assembled.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1907