The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1907

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Talk Of A Change On The St. Lawrence.

In Clayton, N.Y., upon reliable authority, it was learned that steps have been taken toward placing another line of boats in public service on the St. Lawrence river between there and Alexandria Bay by another season. According to the statement of one who professed to be on the inside of affairs, the papers projecting the new line are now in the hands of Watertown lawyers and will be made public before long.

The new company proposes to run at least two boats which will be practically new and well adapted to the needs of the summer tourist business. It is said that the head of the new company is a millionaire, who has already laid a proposition before the New York Central authorities stating that the company, if guaranteed support, would agree to install a complete service of new vessels.

Delivered The Vessel.

Foster Donnelly arrived home today, after delivering the steamer Nevada to the company in Toledo. The vessel's hull is badly damaged, and the journey had to be made in easy stages. The Nevada will be docked for repairs at Toledo, but it is doubtful if she will be in commission again this season.

Favor One In Toronto.

Toronto steamboat men are not very much impressed with the idea of a dry-dock at Port Dalhousie, at least between Port Dalhousie and Port Colborne. "There is not a vesselman in this harbor," remarked a mariner, "who would not welcome a drydock or marine railway here. The fact that it costs $1,000 to send a vessel to Kingston to drydock is the best evidence of the truth of my statement."

A Slight Accident.

The steamer Wolfe Islander collided with the dock, this morning, on her first trip over, and tore a strip of waling off the top. The accident was due to the heavy wind, which made it hard to land.

Marine Notes.

The steambarge Navajo has arrived from Montreal with a cargo of package freight.

The schooner Pilot is in Richardson's slip, undergoing some much needed repairs.

The schooner Cornelia has arrived from Sodus Point, with coal for the cotton mill.

The Reid wrecking crew has the dredge Sir Wilfred within half a mile of Port (Hope ?) harbor.

M.T. Co.: The tugs Thomson and Mary arrived from Montreal, each with two light barges.

The steamer Aletha took a moonlight excursion out of Morrisburg, last night, and arrived back here at seven o'clock this morning. It was just about eight o'clock when she tied up at the dock, the heavy wind making it difficult to land.

Swift's: steamers Hamilton down last night; Belleville up tonight; North King down and up today; Toronto down and up today; Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Orion which ran aground near Chaumont, N.Y., was taken off Saturday morning. The Orion was loaded with pulpwood, and it is not thought that her cargo was damaged to any great extent.

p.10 Vessels and Valuable Cargoes - mentions many different ships lost on great lakes, containing valuable cargoes. (2 1/2 columns)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1907