The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1908

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The steamer Neepawah arrived here on Saturday with lighthouse supplies.

The schooner Maxwell arrived from Conneaut with coal for the penitentiary.

The steamers Advance and Ames passed on their way from Montreal to Fort William.

The steamer Advance is expected to arrive tonight from Montreal, on her way to Fort William.

The steamer City of Ottawa went aground in the cut, at the Cornwall canal, and was delayed several hours, arriving in Kingston on Sunday.

At Crawford's wharf: The schooner Mary Ann Lydon, from Oswego, coal; steambarge Robert McDonald, from Sodus, coal; schooner Winnie Wing, from Charlotte, coal.

The steamyacht Ecelwat, Capt. George Hammond, left this morning for the lighthouse on Pidgeon Island with the sloop Laura D. in tow. The yacht carried Inspector Egan and some workmen up to inspect the lighthouse.

Swift's wharf: steamer Neepawah, of the Canadian freight line, down today; steamer Caspian down and up. Sunday: steamer Rideau King to Clayton, Saturday night, and to Ottawa this morning; steamer Belleville, down Saturday.

Capt. Simmons, of the wrecked schooner Acacia, accompanied by his son and Mate Smith, went out to the boat, Friday afternoon, to see if there is any chance of saving the vessel and cargo. The boat is resting easily, and it is hoped that her cargo can be saved.

There was a report around the city, on Saturday night, to the effect that there had been another break in the Cornwall canal, but there appears to be no truth in the report. The steamer Dundurn passed through all right, and was in Kingston on Sunday, on her way to Hamilton.

Some enquiries were being made as to the safety of the crew of the Katie Eccles, says the Belleville Intelligencer. It is feared that she was out in the blow the other night. Those who are in close touch with marine matters, however, are of the opinion that the boat is safe. She is trading into Napanee, and there are many places she might put into for safety.

The Traffic Larger - H.S. Folger, general manager of the Thousand Island Steamboat company, says that the traffic on the White Squadron steamers so far this season has been much larger than it was at the same time last year. He is well pleased with the business being done. August may be the heaviest month of travel in years.

Gananoque, July 13th - ...The steamer North King did not call here on her regular trip on Saturday as there was a large three-masted coal schooner at anchor, unloading coal at the Rathbun wharf. Her failure to stop caused some inconvenience to several parties who had to proceed by rail and take her at Kingston.

p.8 Attracted Great Interest - Ladies Yacht Race held at yacht club.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1908