The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1908

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The M.T. Co.'s barge Kingston will enter the government dry dock for repairs.

The steamer George Howe will clear for Oswego tomorrow, to load coal for Chicago.

The steamer Saginaw has arrived from Cobourg where she was used all winter as an ice-breaker.

The tug Glide, of the M.T. Co., is in the government dry dock undergoing some alterations.

The steamer Islander left this morning, at nine o'clock, to commence its regular trips down the river.

The steamer Islander left this morning for Alexandria Bay. She will go on her regular run from Clayton to Alexandria Bay on Thursday. The steamer is looking fine after her spring overhauling.

Capt. George Hammond says that his steamyacht was not sunk, at Wolfe Island, as reported. His wharf was carried away, but the boat was cleared, and is all right. It will be brought to the Kingston foundry and placed in shape for the summer, as it has been chartered for the summer.

The high water in the lake and river is going to cause trouble for some of the large steamers that will have to land here this summer. At Swift's wharf the water is only a few inches from the top of the wharf, and at other places it is about even with the top. The little wharf at Macdonald park is nearly all underwater.

The marine season was commenced in earnest by the M.T. Co. today, when three of the company's vessels cleared. The steamer Advance, with Capt. Martin Olsen, cleared for Fort William, with one barge; the steamer Glenmount, Capt. John Wood, late of the steamer Rosemount, cleared for Fort William with two barges; tug Emerson cleared for Oswego with barges Winnipeg and Melrose, to load coal for Toronto.

p.6 Watertown Yacht Club - Crescent Club discuss Hamilton-Chaumont race; seasons' program planned out.

p.8 The Board of Trade - discuss Cedar Island as a park; A communication was received from the Masters' and Mates' Association, asking that the Myles shoal in Kingston harbor be removed. This was referred to the marine committee for report.

Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Navajo had to put into Cape Vincent, N.Y., this morning, on account of the heavy wind. She was bound to Oswego for coal.

A small schooner turned turtle in Lake Michigan off Chicago. Several men could be seen clinging to the ship. Life-savers have gone to the rescue.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1908