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

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The steamer Donnacona passed down on her way to Prescott.

The schooner W.J. Suffel cleared for Oswego. The schooner Acacia also cleared for that port.

Richardsons' elevator: The steambarge Navajo arrived from Montreal with freight; steamer Algonquin cleared at 10 p.m. Wednesday for Fort William.

The steamer Wahcondah, which met with a mishap in the canal, arrived here last night. She was leaking a little, and after undergoing some light repairs went on to Montreal.

The steamer Ottawa was taken near the Cataraqui bridge, where she will remain for the winter. The steamers Pierrepont, North King, Rideau Queen and Rideau King are also laid up there.

Swift's: steamer Belleville down; steamer Cornwall up; steambarge John Randall will make one more trip as far as Newboro on Monday; the steamer Aletha, from bay points, today.

The steamer Iroquois arrived at the M.T. company's elevator from Duluth, with the largest cargo of its kind ever carried into Kingston. The vessel had 50,000 bushels of wheat, and 54,000 bushels of flaxseed.

Four tugs arrived at the dry dock, Wednesday afternoon, with half of the new C.P.R. steamer Assiniboia. The aft half was tied up here and the tugs left for Prescott to bring up the bow portion. This boat is a passenger and freight boat, and will be one of the finest on the lakes. She was built in Scotland and was cut in two at Montreal so she could be brought through the canal. Old marine men say that she is the largest and finest craft that ever passed through these waters. Her length over all is 340 feet. A large crowd visited the dock during the day to see the new boat.

p.5 Pith of the News - It is feared that two lives have been lost in Lake St. Louis as the result of a collision between the steamer Norwalk and the barge Jacques, of the Montreal Transportation company from Prescott with flaxseed. The collision occurred Wednesday three miles above Lachine.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Seven carloads of pig iron will be loaded in the hold of the aft portion of the steamer Assiniboia before she leaves Kingston. The cargo is now lying at the Kingston & Pembroke railway dock, and will be loaded tomorrow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1907