The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1908

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The R. & O. steamer Brockville, made famous by the terrible explosion in her boiler room, which cost four lives last Saturday, was built for the company in Boston, about ten years ago, at a cost of $180,000. She was called the Columbian then, and was put on the Kingston-Ogdensburg route and later on the Montreal-Quebec course and latterly as a sister vessel to the Rapids King. Her name was changed about four years ago.

Marine Paragraphs.

The schooner Maize is in the government dry dock.

The schooner Clara passed up from Gananoque, on her way to Oswego, to load coal.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego to load coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Parent passed down on her way from Fort William to Montreal, yesterday.

The steamer Jessie Bain left for Georgian Bay, on Tuesday. Capt. James Dix is in charge.

Capts. Vaughan and Millett, pilots, arrived from Montreal this morning, to take down the steamers Rosedale and Wahcondah.

M.T. Co.: steamers Rosemount, Fairmount and barge Hamilton cleared for Fort William; tug Mary cleared for Montreal with four grain barges.

Richardsons': steamer Rosedale from Fort William with 80,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Wahcondah from Fort William, with 75,000 bushels. Both vessels will be lightered, and go on to Montreal.

The boilers on the steamers America and Pierrepont were inspected yesterday, by Government Inspector Thompson, and everything was found in first class condition. Both vessels are now ready for the season's work.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn up; steamer Aletha from bay points; schooner Keewatin for Oswego; steamer Belleville down; schooner Briton from Sodus; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa; steamer City of Ottawa from Montreal.

At the Yacht Club house precautions are being taken to protect the wharf. Much of the lumber has been removed for the time being. Stone and heavy pieces of cement have been piled on other sections to keep it from being washed away. The water is within a few inches of the top of the wharf, and has already made its way into the ground floor of the club house.

p.8 One Wharf In Forty Miles - wharf at Stella is the only one between Kingston and Picton that is above water.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1908