The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1907

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p.3 Day's Episodes - The dredge Sir Richard Cartwright is still faithfully digging up dirt in the upper harbor, just as its namesake did in the government preserves in the old days.



They Were Disabled Near Southampton.

Southampton, Ont., Oct. 8th - Last night a north-west gale was responsible for two wrecks at this port. About 9:30 o'clock the schooner Erie Stewart, light, from Chatham for Parry Sound, while endeavoring to make the harbor struck the north breakwater, on Chantry Island, disabled the North Range light, and sank immediately. The crew had only time to jump to the pier. The vessel is a total loss.

About four o'clock this morning, the schooner Ontario, loaded with camp supplies from Chatham for the north shore, tried to make Southampton Harbor but, owing to the north range light being disabled, was obliged to try to make the Saugeen river. She struck on the bar at the mouth of the river, and now lies on a rock bottom about one hundred yards south of the entrance and about the same distance from the shore. She is pounding heavily and will likely be a total loss. The crew are all safe. The cargo can be saved.

p.6 Picton, Oct. 8th - The freight shipment by boat out of Picton continues heavy, the cargoes being principally made up of apples, cheese and canned goods. Yesterday fully 4,000 barrels of fruit, principally apples, were shipped to Montreal for European markets on the steamer Alexandria and steam barge Waterlily. The shooner Annie Minnes, lying idle for more than a year, has again been put into good shape. She will likely be put into commission by Hepburn Bros. for freight carrying on the Montreal route.



The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's, Monday night, on its down trip.

The schooner W.J. Suffel has arrived, from Oswego, with coal for Sowards.

The sloop Granger cleared, Tuesday morning for Belleville, to load cement for John Lemmon & Sons, Kingston.

The schooner Fleetwing ran on the shoal at the Martello tower, Tuesday morning, and was pulled off by the tug Edmond.

The steamer J.H. Plummer touched the dry dock, Monday afternoon, on her way from Fort William, to Montreal, with a cargo of wheat.

It is announced from Owen Sound that the Northern Navigation company is inviting tenders for a new passenger and freight vessel, 259 feet in length, to take the place of the wrecked Monarch.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer John Sharples, from Chicago, with 79,999 bushels of corn and wheat; steamer Donnacona, from Duluth, with 80,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson up tonight with four light barges.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1907