The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Aug 1907

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p.2 Race On Saturday - another in a series of races for Bruce Carruthers trophy, won by Chiriya - details.


The steamer Britannic was chartered in Chicago to carry wheat to Kingston at 3 cents per bushel.

The steamer Chieftain III is at the Kingston & Pembroke Railway wharf, loading withs for Garden Island for rafting purposes.

The steamer Algonquin cleared from Fort William at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, with a cargo of wheat for Richardson's. She will arrive in Kingston on Thursday night or Friday morning.

The water in the St. Lawrence river remains at high level. It is usually highest about the middle of June, and then recedes. But this year it has gone down but a few inches and so gradually that the difference is hardly perceptible.

The steamer Varuna arrived at Folger's Monday morning, from Thousand Island Park, on her way to Trenton. She has been making week-end trips between these two points all summer, but this trip is the last for this season.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn up Sunday morning; steamer City of Ottawa down Sunday morning; steamer Picton down Sunday night; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Rideau Queen to Ottawa this morning; steamer Aletha from bay points today.

Since December 1904, when the schooner Dobie went to the bottom of the channel in Deseronto harbor with a cargo of coal in her hold a serious menace to navigation has existed there. This is now cleared away and there is now eighteen feet of water where the Dobie lay. Boats can pass up and down with impunity.

M.T. Co.: The tugs Mary P. Hall, Thomson and Bronson have arrived from Montreal, each with three light barges. The Thomson and Bronson cleared for Montreal with four grain laden barges, and the Mary P. Hall cleared for that port with three grain barges and one coal barge; the steamer Glenmount passed on her way to Montreal with a cargo of oats and barley from Fort William; the schooner Keewatin arrived from Sodus Point with coal.

Will Be Out Soon.

Capt. Thomas Donnelly says that the steamer Nevada, under repairs at Toledo, will be back in commission by September 10th, several months before navigation closes. The vessel was sent to Toledo so that the delay in repairing might be as short as possible.

Change of Time.

A change of time in the running of the steamers Kingston and Toronto, of the Richelieu and Ontario line, came into effect today. The boats will leave Kingston and all points east as far as Prescott, one half hour earlier than the schedule which has prevailed all summer. This change is made on account of the shortening days, which makes it necessary for the boats to leave earlier in order to run the rapids by daylight.

p.5 The Steamer In Port - The steamer Orion, ashore on Calf Island shoal, was released by the Donnelly Wrecking company and arrived here on Saturday. The steamer had four hundred cords of pulpwood taken off and four steam pumps put on, before she was pulled off by the steamer. After being released and the leak partly stopped, she was towed down in the lee of Stony Island, where further repairs were made, under direction of Capt. John Donnelly. After this was completed the Orion came to Kingston, under tow of the steamer Donnelly.

The cargo will be taken out here and loaded on the barge G.D., before the Orion enters the dry dock for repairs. The cargo was insured with Dale & Son, Montreal, but the steamer carried no insurance.

p.6 Were Disappointed - Oswego, Aug. 26th - after leaving Oswego with load of excursionists for Thousand Islands, steamer Arundell forced to return to port because of weather.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Aug 1907