The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1908

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p.2 City Council Meeting - mentions that waterworks wharf is now leased to the Donnelly company.



That Occurred to Cornwall Canal.

The statement is made by H.A. Calvin of the Calvin company, that eighteen months ago, Capt. Thomas Donnelly, in a letter from Cornwall, to an official of his company, made the statement that there was a weak place in the Cornwall canal, near the place where the recent catastrophe occurred, and that if something was not done to strenghen it, an accident would sooner or later occur. The captain prophesided aright, and the accident did occur, a year and a half after he noticed the weakness in the bank. There is no doubt but what he drew the attention of officials of the marine department to the weakness, but nothing seems to have been done to remedy it, and there is also no doubt but what this was the beginning of the break that has resulted so disastrously.

Capt. Donnelly's condition continues about the same. He has shown wonderful vitality during his long and critical illness.



The schooner Clara cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from river points today.

The steambarge John Randall cleared today for Fairhaven.

The schooner Jamieson is loading coal at Oswego for Folger's.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego with coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Metzner has arrived from Oswego with coal for Fisher's brewery.

The steambarge Robert McDonald, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Crawford's.

The government boat Loretta arrived here yesterday and cleared for Rideau canal points.

The steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily called at Folger's last night on their down trip.

The tug Thomson, of the M.T. Co., cleared for Prescott, and will return with the barge Quebec.

The steamer Ames cleared for Belleville to load cement for Goderich and later will clear for Fort William.

The steamer Glengarry will load grain at Richardsons' for Quebec and await the opening of the Cornwall canal.

Swift's: steamer Aletha, from bay points; steamer Rideau King, from Ottawa; steamer North King, down and up today.

Successful Excursion - On Monday evening, at 7:30 o'clock, the steamer America left Folger's wharf for a tour of the islands, carrying six hundred people......after dark the powerful searchlight was turned on....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1908