The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1908

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p.2 Water Still Rising - rose another inch since Saturday.



The steamer North King is being given a fine coat of paint.

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

The schooner Ford River has arrived at Oakville, with coal from Oswego.

The steamer Rideau King underwent some repairs in Davis' drydock on Saturday.

The steambarge Robert McDonald has arrived from Oswego, with coal for the penitentiary.

The steamer Glenellah passed down on her way from Fort William to Montreal with grain.

The steamer Whitney arrived at Richardsons' from Fort William with 45,000 bushels of wheat.

George Hammond's yacht Ecelwat has just left Davis' drydock, and is now in fine shape for the season's work.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived from Oswego, with coal for R. Crawford. The schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego.

Yachtsmen were hard at work on Sunday, getting ready for the races next Monday. A number of sailing yachts have yet to be launched.

The water of the harbor rose a little yesterday. There is no doubt but that it will go higher, though some marine men do not think there will be any rise after June 1st.

Swift's: steamer Belleville up Sunday; steamer City of Montreal down Sunday; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa this morning; steamer Westport from Rideau points; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges and one coal barge; tug Mary P. Hall up with two light barges, cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; tug Bronson from Montreal, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamer Turret Court from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; steamer John Crerar, from Duluth, with 52,000 bushels of wheat and 25,000 bushels of barley.

The barge Resolute, wrecked off the western gap, in November 1906, was raised and towed into the John street slip at Toronto.

p.8 A Sailor Injured - A sailor employed on the schooner Dunn, now in Davis' drydock, met with a serious accident at three o'clock this afternoon. He had the misfortune to fall while fixing some of the rigging. He was removed to the general hospital in the ambulance.

Day's Episodes - The Mutual Steamship company's new freight boat Arcadia, on her way across the ocean from Glasgow, is expected here on Wednesday. The vessel is a sister to the big Canadian, one of the largest on the great lakes. She was built by the Clyde Shipbuilding company and will run between Kingston and Fort William.

A Hive of Industry - Over forty men are at work at the Davis' drydock and shipyard. A schooner is in dock receiving new plank and caulking. Besides the boats delivered, and the racing motor boat already described, a tug for Quebec, a big yacht for Muskoka and two smaller motor boats are being finished. The foundry is pressed with work.

Steamer Turbinia Here - The steamer Turbinia, of Toronto, arrived here at eleven o'clock this morning, and entered the government drydock. Her hull and bottom are to be scraped and painted. The Turbinia will leave for Toronto on Sunday next. The general manager of the company, J.A. Goodearle, came down on her.

Called To Toronto - Capt. Wakely, of the schooner S.H. Dunn, in Davis' drydock, was called to Toronto today, owing to the death of his wife. The schooner's flag is half-masted in consequence.

Marine Notes.

The steamer D.C. Whitney, which arrived this morning with wheat from Fort William for Richardsons', was the first vessel to come through the Welland canal after the enlargement of the canal was made.

The steambarge Navajo is at Napanee, from Oswego, unloading coal.

The steamers Turret Court and John Crerar cleared this afternoon for the upper lakes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1908