The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1908

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Five Men in Engine Room Enveloped in Vapor.

boiler tube let go in Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company's steamer Brockville at the Canadian Shipbuilding company's docks in Toronto; four dead and another injured; chief coroner to investigate.



The schooner Jamieson cleared for Oswego to load coal for Anglin's.

The schooner Tradewind cleared for Sodus to load coal for Folger's.

It was stated by marine men, this morning, that the water was the highest it has been this season.

The steamer Simla arrived from Fort William at six o'clock Monday morning, with 50,000 bushels of wheat for Richardsons'.

The steamer City of Ottawa touched at the dry dock on her trip down the river. The steamer Regina also stopped to take on her pilot.

Swift's: steamer Belleville up Sunday; steambarge Robert McDonald cleared for Sodus; steamer Aletha from bay ports; schooner Keewatin from Oswego with coal.

Word was received, this morning, that there was a breakdown of the machinery on the steamer Dundurn, in the lower canal, on her way to Kingston. Machinery was sent down to the Kingston foundry for repairs.

M.T. Co.: steamers Canadian from Fort William, with 80,000 bushels of wheat; Meaford from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; tugs Mary and Mary P. Hall cleared for Montreal with grain barges; steamers Wasaga cleared for Hamilton to load package freight for Fort William; Jessie Spaulding cleared for upper lakes.

p.3 Wolfe Island Council - May 4th - steamboat accounts passed: James Crawford, captain, $85; James Davis, mate, $40; R. Mullin, engineer, $66.66; E. Walker, fireman, $44.33; R. Keil, deckhand, $20; John Crawford, deck hand, $20; G. Keegan, purser, $23; Mrs. Haggarty, cook, $20; G. Keegan, 718 meals, $86.16; Queen City Oil company, $49.43; James Swift & Co., $138.04; James McDonald, carpentering, $11; McKelvey & Birch, $23.35; Mrs. Rawley, washing, $7.05; G. Keegan, account, $17.32; W.L. Allinson account, $2.74; John Davis, special trip to Kingston inspector, $3.

Resolved that the steamer Wolfe Islander make trips from now to June 1st, leaving Wolfe Island every day, except Thursday and Sunday, at 8 and 9:15, 1 and 3 p.m. Leaving Kingston at 8:20 and 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m.; on Thursday leave Wolfe Island 9:20 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; leave Kingston 8:30 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; on Sundays leave Wolfe Island 9:15 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m., leave Kingston 9:45 a.m., 1:15 and 3:30 p.m.

p.5 The steamyacht Mohawk Queen, the property of the late Dr. Acland Oronhyatekha, was sold on Wednesday, by auction, to Robert Weddell, Trenton, for $775.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1908