The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1907

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p.1 A Steamer Ashore - Manitowoc, Aug. 17th - With five feet of water in her hold, the steamer Hiawatha, Escanaba for Indiana Harbor, owned by the Gilchrist Transportation company, of Cleveland, Ohio, is ashore near Two Creeks, ten miles northeast of here, having gone on the beach last night. The boat is in command of Capt. P.J. Moran, and carries a crew of fifteen men. Five of the men were taken off by a tug which carried the lifesaving crew from Two Rivers to the rescue of the boat last night. The Hiawatha sprung a leak near the canal and it was unable to continue on its journey. The boat is resting upon a clay bottom and it is not thought that damage will be great.



To Make Rideau Very Navigable.

Col. Anderson, chief engineer of the department of marine and fisheries, has of late been turning his attention to the task of improving the Rideau canal route between Ottawa and Kingston. This is one of the most popular trips in Canada, but owing to the presence of submerged stumps and other obstructions, amateur navigators cannot make the trip without the assistance of a pilot.

In order to improve the navigation of this picturesque stretch of water, forty new lights will be provided and a chart of whole route, accompanied by sailing instructions, is being prepared. By next season with the aid of this chart, a stranger to the route will be able to navigate a boat through the most dangerous stretches, without the assistance of a pilot.

Marine Notes.

The steamer Alexandria called at Folger's wharf, Friday night, on its up trip.

No arrivals or departures were reported at the M.T. Co. or at Richardson's today.

Friday was a very rough day on the lake and many small boats were windbound here. A number got away Saturday.

Swift's: steamers Belleville up today; Hamilton down today; steamyacht Castanet up today; steamers North King down and up today; Kingston down and up today; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

The steamer Hamilton could not land at Swift's dock last evening, on account of the high sea. She was forced to lay at Garden Island all night and come across this morning.

Monument Unveiled - at St. George's church, Morrisburg, to the memory of Capt. W.A. Allison, killed by explosion at Kingston about two years ago; crew of government steamers Scout and Reserve attended.

p.5 Death of Vincent Murray - a well known river pilot; son of Capt. Joseph Murray, of tug Thomson.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Wolfe Islander will enter dry dock about Sept. 1st, to receive false sides.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1907