The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1908

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The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared today for Oswego.

The steamer Belleville is due, Wednesday afternoon, from Toronto.

The steambarge Robert McDonald is at Sodus, loading coal for Swift's.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego, with coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Tradewind is at Sowards, with coal, from Oswego.

The steamer Aletha brought a large number to market, today, from bay points.

The steambarge Navajo is at present engaged in carrying coal from Oswego to Napanee.

The steamer Glengarry cleared from Richardsons', for Montreal, with wheat and corn.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson and barges Hector and Augusta arrived from North Fairhaven and Sodus Point with coal; steamer G.K. Crowe, from Fort William, with 98,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Stormount, from Fort William, with 97,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Crowe will clear for the upper lakes.

The steamer Glengarry met with a slight accident, when clearing from Richardsons' dock. As a result of a misunderstanding of orders, the vessel ran against the dock, and a hole was made in her side. Repairs were made, and the vessel cleared with only a slight delay.

The car ferry at Prescott, which cost $236,000, the Charles Lyons, is not giving satisfaction; she can handle but seven cars a trip. Only the centre track can be used; the side tracks have caused much trouble through derailing cars. Vice-President McNichol, Superintendent Murphy and Engineer Fairburn inspected the apron at the C.P.R. slip. It will be rebuilt and a seventy-foot apron replace the thirty-foot one. Railway men claim that the fault, however, is not with the apron, but that the boat lists under a load.

A Costly Marine Case - The marine case heard at the court house last week cost $300 a day or $1,500 for the five days. The argument of counsel has yet to be heard, so the trial cost will amount to $1,800.

p.8 Can Unload All Boats - It is not so that the elevators at Kingston cannot unload boats owing to high water. So far the Montreal Transportation company has unloaded every craft coming to port, and will be able to do so, as its elevator legs are adjustable to any vessel. It is true that high water has affected the Prescott elevator, for one boat came back to the M.T. Co. for discharge that could not be lightered there.

Made A Good Record - The steamer Belleville, which is in charge of Capt. Redfern, made a record run from Montreal to Toronto, covering the distance in thirty-seven hours, and clipped off almost ten hours of the former record, established by the steamer Picton, recently purchased by the Montreal Transportation company from the Fire Underwriter's Association. The Belleville made fourteen stops at different points on the north shore to load and discharge merchandise. She had 150 tons of general merchandise and twenty-five passengers.

[Toronto Globe]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1908