The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1907

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p.1 Pith of the News - The wooden steamer Case, of the Gilchrist fleet, was sunk in a collision with the Pittsburg Steamship company's steel steamer Mariska, opposite Amherstburg. The crew were saved.



The Acacia cleared today for Oswego.

The steamer Wolfe Islander came out of Davis' drydock today after receiving a few repairs.

As soon as her season ends, the steamer Aletha will enter Davis' dry dock for an overhauling.

Swift's: steamers Cornwall up last night; Belleville up today; Hamilton down today; Aletha from bay points today.

Hon. Clifford Sifton's steamyacht Morning Star will spend the next three weeks in Davis' drydock receiving repairs and additions. It will then be hauled out on the Kingston foundry ways for the winter.

Richardsons' elevator: The sloop Granger cleared for Glenora with wheat; schooner Lizzie Metzner cleared for Sodus to load coal for Swift's; schooner J.B. Kitchen is loading feldspar for Charlotte.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Dundee from Chicago, with 86,000 bushels of corn and wheat; steamer Vail from Chicago, with 43,000 bushels of corn, and consort Connolly Bros. with 45,000 bushels of corn; steamer Stormount, from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat; tug Nellie Reid up with three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

The water of Rideau Lake, so low this autumn that through boats had to be taken off, has risen rapidly during the past two or three weeks, and is now at about its usual level for this time of year. It gained five inches in height last week. One of the causes of the exceptionally low water is said to be due to the locking through of so many small boats during the summer. At one lock there were 2,700 lockages and of these about 2,000 were pleasure boats. To obviate this a new law is likely to be put in force limiting the locking of yachts and row boats to certain hours each day.

p.5 Accident To The Bridge - Quite a serious accident occurred at the Cataraqui bridge, on Friday morning, when the steamer Wolfe Islander collided with the bridge with such force that it was shifted off the turntable, and moved a distance of eight feet. The boat was badly damaged, the end of the bridge striking the boat on the starboard side just aft of the forward gang way, tearing up the deck and caving in her side. It will be tomorrow afternoon before the bridge will be ready for passage, and then it will have to be kept closed till the centre pin is finished.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1907