The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1908

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The steambarge Kenirving is getting in shape for a trip to Oswego.

There was a thick coating of ice in the Queen street slip this morning.

The steamer Ames will clear for Montreal as soon as the canal is open.

The sloop Laura D. arrived today from Simcoe Island with baled hay for local merchants.

The steamer Barr arrived at the spile dock, this morning, with 1,000 tons of coal from Charlotte.

The steamer Aletha arrived from Picton at ten o'clock this morning, and left at three o'clock for Belleville.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared from Richardsons' with grain for the Glenora mills, but owing to the strong wind had to return. Another start will be made later in the day if the weather conditions are favorable.

Practically all the sailors of Kingston have left the city. At headquarters it was reported that only six members were now in the city, and that they would be leaving in the course of a few days.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Cornelia has arrived at Collins Bay from Oswego with coal. The vessel will clear for Fairhaven for another cargo of coal for Collins Bay.


Windsor, April 21st - During a thick fog, the steambarge Juno bound for Pelee Island for stone, ran ashore in five feet of water. Her bottom was injured, and she filled with water. A tug carried divers and steampumps to the scene and she was pumped out and has been taken to the dry dock of the Toledo Ship Building company. The bottom planking is damaged and quite a job of repairs must be done. The Juno was sold early this year by J. Pulling & Co., of Windsor to Henney & Miller, Toronto, marine contractors.

Found No Burning Steamer - Cleveland, April 21st - The life saving crew that, last night, went out into the lake to search for a steamer believed to be on fire, returned, this morning, and reported that no burning steamer could be found. The steamer Maine is safe.

Big Fire In Toronto - destroyed G.T.R. elevator at Queen's wharf; loss $60,000; 500 feet away at her moorings, the steamer Cayuga's paint began to blister, a dredge 400 feet away began to smoke - hoses were laid to protect them.

p.7 Wolfe Island News - April 21st - The council has partly decided on raising the fare on the ferry steamer for three months in the summer.

p.8 A Marine Case - On Tuesday next Judge Hodgins local judge in admiralty at Toronto, will preside here when the case of the M.T. Co. vs. the Atlantic Coast Transportation company of New York will be tried. Smythe, King & Smythe appear for the M.T. Co.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1908