The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1908

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July 2, 1908

p.1 The American fishing tug R.T. Roy, of Alpena, Mich., seized by Canadian officers, grounded on Fox Island reef and escaped.

p.5 Steamer Dragged Through - Ottawa, July 2nd - One of the results of the collapse of the Cornwall bridge was that the Frontenac, a great lakes and St. Lawrence river steamer of 1,100 tons (sic) running between Montreal and Kingston, was forced to return to Kingston through the Rideau canal. It was necessary to pull the steamer over the shallows in the Rideau river with winches.

Pith of the News - The steamer Siemens, drawing a little over twenty feet of water, reported striking an obstruction in the St. Clair river, about 200 or 300 feet below the car ferry docks at Sarnia, Ont.



The schooner Dundurn passed down yesterday.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared today for Charlotte.

The schooner Keewatin arrived from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Acacia, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Crawford's.

The steambarge Hinckley cleared for Oswego with two blue barges.

The schooner Clara arrived from Oswego with coal for the Grove Inn.

The schooner Trade Wind arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

The schooner Winnie Wing is at the K. & P. railway wharf loading posts for Oswego.

It is expected that the Cornwall canal will be re-opened for traffic on the 10th of July.

The steamer Rosemount and barge Hamilton will call tonight on the way to Lake Superior.

The steambarge Westport broke her wheel while unloading a cargo of bricks at the R.M.C. wharf.

The steamer Kenora passed down, yesterday, on her way from Fort William to Prescott, with grain.

The tug Bartlett cleared from Oswego today for Toronto with barges Kingston and Selkirk, loaded with coal.

The government dredge Sir Richard cleared from the government dry dock. The steamer Arundell is now being repaired there.

Repairs are being made to the steamer Arundell in the government dry dock. Six sheets have to be replaced. It is not likely she will be able to leave here before Monday next.

In connection with the releasing of the steamer Arundell, John Donnelly, of the Donnelly Wrecking company, states that Horace Baker, of Detroit, pumped out the stranded vessel and patched her hull. The Donnelly company then pulled the vessel off.

Brockville Times: The published reports of the collision between the Magedoma, Mrs. T.G. Fulford's steam yacht, and the steamer Caspian, at Kingston, on Saturday, were grossly misrepresented, the captain of the Brockville yacht not being at fault at all. He was crowded by the Caspian and seeing a collision inevitable quickly reversed the engine and brought the craft to a standstill before the boats bumped.

Dominion Day Yacht Race - A very successful yacht race was sailed on Wednesday morning, starting from the club house and around the Simcoe Island buoy and return, twice around. There was a fine breeze blowing from the south and the course was set for a windward and leeward run. The starting gun was fired at 10 a.m...... won by Chiriya. (details of race)


Ottawa, July 2nd - A strong delegation from the Dominion Marine Association waited on the government this morning, to protest against the imposition of a duty on repairs to Canadian vessels in American ports. The vessel owners argue that only absolutely necessary repairs are made in American ports, and that there is only one dry dock on the Canadian side of the great lakes capable of taking some of the boats. Francis King, of Kingston, secretary of the association, formed one of the deputation.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1908