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

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p.1 A Narrow Escape - Ashland, Wis., June 11th - watchman on tug Tom Dowling wakes up to find the tug is sinking, he escapes, tug sitting in twenty feet of water.

Gananoque, June 11th - The coal schooner Clara pulled out of Gananoque Creek this evening en route for Oswego. annual meeting of Gananoque yacht club, gives names of officers elected.



Schooner Ford River will enter the government dry dock.

Schooner Cornelius cleared for Big Sodus with feldspar.

Steamer Glengarry cleared from Richardsons' with wheat for Montreal.

Steamers Ames and Corona passed down, yesterday, on the way to Montreal.

Steamer Stormount has arrived at the Welland canal, on the way to Montreal, with wheat, from Fort William.

The M.T. Co.'s new tug Bartlett, which arrived, last night, cleared for Oswego and Charlotte, with coal barges.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down and up, Wednesday; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Belleville down Wednesday; steamer Dundurn down Wednesday; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

p.3 Day's Episodes - The steamer Brockville, the property of the Brockville Navigation company, will be sold to Capt. Christie and Engineer McPhaill, of Deseronto, for service on the bay of Quinte. Negotiations between these men and the managing director of the company have been in progress for some time.



For Use Of Montreal Transportation Company.

The tug steamer Bartlett, the M.T. Co.'s new boat, arrived in port last night, and will make her initial trip to Oswego and Charlotte with coal barges. The tug was inspected by local marine men today and is regarded as one of the best that ever came across the Atlantic. It is a very powerful tug, and will be a great addition to the company's fleet.

The tug steamer Bartlett, built at the Grangemouth yard of the Greenock & Grangemouth Dock Yard Co., limited, ran her trials in the Firth of Forth recently. The Bartlett is a powerful tug steamer of the Canadian type, dimensions 120 ? feet B.P. x 25 feet x 14 feet, molded, having triple expansion engines of 1,100 H.P., supplied with steam by large boiler working under Howden's forced draft. She has steam windlass, steam steering gear, complete equipment of electric light, steam warping capstan, steam heating throughout, with the special accommodation in the matter of saloons, cabins, galley and ice house as usual in Canadian owned vessels. The machinery has been constructed by Messrs. Muir & Houston, limited, Kinning Park, Glasgow, and worked throughout the trial with perfect smoothness to the satisfaction of owners' representative and the builders. The Bartlett was loaded to her working trim, and attained a speed of thirteen knots. Her manoeuvring qualities were also thoroughly tested.

She has been built to the order of the Montreal Transportation company, limited, of Montreal, under the superintendence of Mr. Dunlop, of Messrs. John Reid & Co., of Glasgow, London and New York, to whose designs she has been built. After the trial trip and adjustment of compasses, the Bartlett returned to Grangemouth to complete coaling for the voyage to Montreal.

She was commanded on the voyage out by Captain Muir and took fourteen days to make the trip from Glasgow to Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1908