The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1907

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The steamer Saginaw is undergoing repairs at the drydock.

The sloop Granger cleared, today, for Picton, with a cargo for Fisher's brewery.

The sloop Pilot, today, carried a cargo of barley from Richardsons' elevator to Fisher's brewery at Portsmouth.

The steamer O'Keefe is on her way from Chicago, with 81,000 bushels of corn for Richardsons'. She is due to arrive in a day or so.

The steamer Glenmount arrived light from Montreal, on Saturday night, and will be laid up for the season in the M.T. Co.'s slip.

Swift's: steamers Belleville up Saturday night, on her last trip; Bickerdike up Saturday; Edmonton up Saturday night; Aletha from bay points.

As soon as the steamer Ogdensburg discharges her cargo upon her arrival at Ogdensburg, N.Y., she will go to the shipyard to be hauled out on the ways to undergo repairs. It is expected that the cost of repairs on this vessel will be $15,000.

The Rutland Transit company intends to sell some of its older boats to pulp carrying concerns operating on the lower St. Lawrence river. The company expects to continue its policy of bringing out two or more new boats until all of the old wooden vessels have been superceded by steel carriers.

p.3 Picton, Nov. 25th - "Feeling fine," smiled Capt. E.B. Smith, to the Whig, when the steamer Alexandria arrived in port on Saturday, after the last trip of the season. Capt. Smith, the veteran mariner of the district, at least, and perhaps of the province, had concluded his fifty-second season of navigation as the master hand at the helm of lake and river steamers. He first took command of a steamer when he was twenty-one years of age, and each succeeding season has seen him on the waters. He is perhaps one of the best known captains on the River St. Lawrence. For nearly forty years, Capt. Smith has been a resident of Picton, though he is of English birth.

The steambarge Aberdeen arrived Saturday from Montreal, with sixty tons of hay for Hepburn Bros. The barge Rob Roy is on the ways receiving general repairs. The steamer Reindeer has gone off her route, Deseronto-Picton, having laid up for the season. The steamer Alexandria has finished for the season. She will lay up in the harbor.

p.8 Burned To Water's Edge - Detroit, Nov. 25th - The steamer Monopansett, coal laden, from Cleveland to Collingwood, Ont., was burned to the water's edge, two miles off Thunder Bay Island, on Saturday night. Fire burst out in the engine room, and the men could not control it. Capt. Inches and a crew of twelve men were rescued by Capt. Parsons and life savers in record time, forty-five minutes. The Monopansett is owned by A.B. McDonald, Cleveland, valued at $20,000, and partially insured.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1907