The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1908

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Steamer Kenirving cleared for Oswego to load coal for Kingston.

Schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

The schooner Maize arrived from Sodus with coal for the locomotive works.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared for Belleville to load cement for Kingston.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's, Sunday night, on her up trip.

Tug Proctor cleared with the schooner Blain (Blaine ?) for Oswego, to load coal for Prescott.

The steamer Westport passed down, today, on her way to Brockville, with a load of tile.

The tug Frontenac is loading timber at the city wharf for the Calvin company, Garden Island.

The steambarge Robert McDonald has arrived from Oswego with coal for Fisher's brewery, Portsmouth.

Swift's: steamer Belleville up Sunday; steambarge Robert McDonald from Oswego with coal; steamer Aletha from bay points.

There does not appear to be any satisfactory explanation of the remarkable high water condition which has existed in the river this spring nor any precedent within at least thirty years.

M.T. Co.: steamer City of Ottawa from Fort William, 30,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Morley from Chicago with 63,000 bushels of wheat; tug Bronson cleared for Prescott for light barges.

"Marty" Walsh left on Sunday night for Toronto. He will spend a few weeks on the steamer Belleville, until the large boats start running and then he will go as assistant purser on the steamer Rapids King.

Nearly all the elevators are at a standstill. The water is so high that when one of the big steel grain boats comes in, she is too high up for the elevator to get a leg into. Two boats have so far come back from Prescott this season on that account, and they could not be unloaded here.

The high water is yet causing considerable difficulty all down the line. The steamer Belleville went down to Montreal on Tuesday, and in going through the Long Sault rapids, the water was so high that she hit the bridge, knocking out her middle stick. The water has not been so high in years and has caused hundreds and hundreds of dollars worth of damage along Lake Ontario alone.

p.8 Marine News - The steambarge John Randall will arrive tomorrow to go on the Kingston foundry marine railway.

The steamer Stranger is here from Smith's Falls to receive an overhauling in Davis' dry dock. She is to be placed on the Kingston-Smith's Falls route, to carry passengers and freight.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Glengarry left the drydock today, and the steamer Pierrepont and steamyacht Ramona were docked. They will undergo extensive repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1908