The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1907

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Swift's: steamer Belleville up; steamer Cornwall up; steamer Aletha from bay ports.

The sloop Granger arrived here Monday from bay ports, with scrap iron for local junk dealers.

The steamer Rosemount has arrived from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat, for the M.T. company.

The schooner Ford River will load feldspar, the latter part of the week, and this will probably be her last trip across the lake this season.

The steamer Rosemount will clear today with the bow half of the steamer Keewatin. The Rosemount will take her charge to Port Dalhousie, and it will be towed from there to Buffalo.

The schooner Acacia arrived at Sodus safely, on Monday, after being on the trip for a week, she being forced to take shelter on account of the rough weather on the lake. The Acacia will load coal for R. Crawford.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Morley arrived at 4 p.m. Monday, carrying 68,000 bushels of corn; steamer Cataract loaded oats for Quebec; steamer City of New York arrived from Montreal to load oats for Quebec; schooner W.J. Suffel, loaded with feldspar, will clear for Charlotte.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's, Monday night, on her trip down the river. She will be up again on Friday, and this will be her last trip of the season. The Alexandria has had a very successful season. During the summer months the passenger traffic was very heavy and on every trip the vessel has had as much freight as it could handle, in fact at times some of the freight had to be allowed to remain over for a trip.

p.5 Captain Thompson Dead - Oswego, Nov. 12th - Captain John Thompson, connected with the shipping interests of the city, died on Monday. He was a native of Norway, having been born there eighty-four years ago. When he first came to this country as a boy he found employment as a driver. During his later years he became a marine engineer and was employed in government service in Mobile Bay. After living a short time in Buffalo, he located in this city, and had made it his home for the past forty years.

He was best known by marine men as owner and captain of the May Queen. At a later time he became engineer of the tug William Avery. Capt. Thompson has been retired from active life for some time. He was a member of a Buffalo lodge of Oddfellows. He is survived by one son, Captain Albert Thompson, of the Lehigh Valley tug Cortland.

Steam Dredge On Way - tug Queen, Capt. George Wagner, towing a steam dredge from Albany; George Boldt has purchased it to use around his properties on St. Lawrence.

p.7 Steamer Norwalk Released - Welland, Ont., Nov. 12th - The steambarge Norwalk, seized by Sheriff Smith two weeks ago and has been held here since, is released. The Norwalk was in collision in the St. Lawrence with the barge Jet, sinking the latter, whose owners claim twenty-six thousand dollars damages, and the Norwalk was held here for a bond for that amount. The officers of the Norwalk claim the Jet was to blame for the collision, and the matter will be threshed out in the courts.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1907