The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1908

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p.1 Buoys Are Required - in North Channel Near Gananoque - petition circulated by Capt. Van Dreaser, of Mr. Nicholl's private yacht Nokomis, and Mr. Davis of Pittsburg township; The schooner Clara pulled into port yesterday and tied up at Rathbun's wharf with a cargo.

p.2 He Fell Many Feet - a sailor named Draper fell from rigging of schooner S.H. Dunn, landed in water of Davis' drydock, badly bruised.


The schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Whitney cleared for the upper lakes.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared from Richardsons' with grain for bay ports.

The steambarge Robert McDonald cleared from the penitentiary for Oswego.

The steamer Monteagle is on her way from Fort William with grain for the M.T. Co.

The schooner Keewatin cleared from Swift's, on Monday, for Oswego, to load coal.

The tug Thomson arrived up from Montreal, with three barges for the M.T. Co.

The schooner Maxville is expected today from Erie, with coal for the penitentiary.

The schooner J.G. Blain (Blaine ?) has arrived from Charlotte, with coal for the K. & P. wharf.

The tug Calvin was at the Kingston and Pembroke wharf, today, loading withs for Garden Island.

The steambarge Kenirving passed down, on her way from Oswego to Smith's Falls, with coal.

The barge Twin Sister is at the government dry dock, and will be towed to Montreal by one of the M.T. Co.'s tugs.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's, Monday night, on her down trip. Considerable freight was taken on at this port.

Nine hundred bushels of damaged grain in the steamer Turret Court, which arrived from Fort William, for the M.T. Co., were secured by Richardson & Sons.

The water is still on the rise. This morning it was washing over Swift's wharf for some distance. The wind helped a little in washing it over, but when calm the water is over the top of the wharf. If it keeps on coming up some of the boats will not be able to land.

J.A. Goodearle, manager of the Turbinia Steamship company, of Toronto, who is in the city with the steamer Turbinia, says that he expects a better season than last year. His bookings for special excursions are already larger. The Turbinia is a speedy steamer, having gone twenty-four miles an hour at times. Her average speed is twenty. She will come out of the government dry dock this evening, and return to Toronto.

The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company is said to be negotiating for the leasing of two or three additional steamers to be used during the tercentenary celebration at Quebec. Owing to the conditions prevailing across the line, it is expected that some five steamers may be secured from American companies at a low figure. The inquiries being received by the company indicate that an unprecedentedly large number of Americans will make the St. Lawrence river tour this season.

p.5 Sailor's Complaint Dismissed - St. Catharines, May 19th - The steamer George G. Howe was stopped at Lock 13 by High Constable Boyle, acting on complaint of Charles McQuade, who shipped at Kingston for Chicago on April 14th. He took sick at Cleveland, but the captain refused to give him a hospital ticket and wages, but put the man off at Port Huron and engaged another man. Capt. George E. Talbott claimed the man would not work. McQuade admitted that he had not gone to see a doctor when he left the boat, and Magistrate Keating dismissed the case.

Steamer Struck Bridge - Welland, May 19th - The steambarge Monteagle was in collision, Sunday morning, with the Air line railway bridge. The bridge was slightly damaged. The boat was badly damaged above the deck.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1908