The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1908

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p.1 Georgian Bay Canal - is urged by people of New Ontario.

Latest News - The steambarge H.P. Mackintosh struck on a shoal near Sarnia, was jammed by a passing vessel and sunk.

Picton, July 8th - ....Mayor Clapp has received the important announcement from Ottawa that a dredge will be here within ten days to commence dredging out the harbor. This has been much needed for two or three seasons. Mayor Clapp was, by a strange coincidence, responsible for the last dredging the harbor got....



The heavy storm on the lake last evening caused considerable trouble to the big boats coming down the lake. The wind was from the west and blew very strong all day and by night had the waves rolling very high. After dark the wind increased considerably, and the waves caused much damage during the night. The steamer Kingston left Charlotte at eleven o'clock, and had a very rough passage over. The large steamer was badly tossed around and some damage was done by the waves. A great many windows were smashed and one or two fenders broken by the storm. The steamer was nearly an hour late arriving here. The steamer Caspian did not venture out at all on account of the storm.

Marine Tidings.

The schooner Clara cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Metzner is unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

The steamer Dundurn passed down, on the way to Prescott, today.

The schooner Keewatin arrived from Oswego with coal for Swift & Co.

The schooner Jamieson arrived from Oswego with coal for Folger's wharf.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins (Calkins) arrived at the asylum, from Charlotte, with coal.

The steamer Glengarry loaded grain at Richardsons' elevator, and cleared for Prescott.

The steambarge Robert McDonald is loading feldspar at Richardsons' for Sodus.

It is reported that a Canadian schooner has been wrecked Tuesday night somewhere near Oswego.

The steamer Davidson passed down, grain-laden, on the way to Ogdensburg. The steamer Marshall passed on her way to Prescott.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: The tug Thomson arrived from Prescott, with the barge Quebec, and cleared for Prescott, with three grain barges; the tug Bartlett cleared, light, for Toronto; the steamer Fairmount, loaded with grain, from Fort William, is reported at the Welland canal, on her way to the M.T. Co.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1908