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

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The schooner Ford River is loading feldspar at Richardsons'.

The schooner Acacia from Charlotte with coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Ames passed down on her way to Montreal, Wednesday afternoon.

Swift's: steamer Belleville down Wednesday; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa today; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay ports.

M.T. Co.: steamer Turret Cape, Port Arthur, 65,000 bushels of wheat; tug Bartlett cleared for Estabula with two coal barges, Augusta and Winnipeg; tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

The steamer Turret Cape went through to Ogdensburg, to unload a cargo of wheat, but had to return to the M.T. company's elevator here to be unloaded, as the elevator there was not large enough to do the work. The vessel arrived last night, and is being unloaded today.

p.5 Marine Notes - The schooner Jamieson will clear tonight for Oswego, to load coal for Anglin's.

The steamer Neebing arrived this afternoon from Fort William with grain for the M.T. Company.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from river points today with quite a large number of passengers.

p.7 Inspectors On a Visit - Mr. Tuttle, Rideau river pilot, returned Wednesday evening, after having piloted the government patrol boat " I'll See " down the Rideau from Kingston, where she had been undergoing a thorough overhauling....(for fisheries department.)

Sailors Laid Off - Owing to the fact that a number of boats have been laid up, not being able to get work to do, a number of Kingston sailors have been laid off. It is stated that the freight to be handled this year is very light, and that the grain trade has not commenced to get busy yet. This is rather hard on the sailors, as some of them were out of work all winter, waiting for the opening of navigation.

p.8 Nervy Tramp On Board - stole passage on steamer Toronto from Prescott to Kingston.

The Arundell Ran On Hard - Early this morning the Arundell went ashore at Fine View Shoal, among the Thousand Islands, on her way from Alexandria Bay to Charlotte. The steamer was going full speed when she hit and hit hard. Word was at once sent to Ogdensburg, and a powerful tug was despatched to her assistance. From the latest reports the Arundell was leaking, and has made three inches of water since she struck.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1908