The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1908

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p.1 Pith of the News - Two gates of lock 13, of the Welland canal, were carried away by the steamer Mary Horton. It is hoped to have the break repaired today.



That Acacia Crew's Rescuers Should Be Recognized.

"Yes," said Capt. Donnelly, as his nurse whispered to him the news out of the Whig, "the city council will do nothing but what is right in passing that resolution suggested by the Whig concerning the shipwrecked mariners at Sacket's Harbor, if what I learn from the press is true, regarding the danger they ran. It is an example to our boys, and nothing so pleased me when I was very ill down south, last winter, as to read about the recognition our leading citizens gave George Hammond. Ever since that man came to the city, he has been an example to others, risking his life at all times when necessary. He has saved many lives, I am given to understand by those who know, at Lake Ontario Park, and did not consider the risk too great to jump in front of street cars to save a boy. He has more than an average ability in marine knowledge, and his example, and that of others of a like character, should always be pointed out to the rising generation."

p.4 Picton - July 15th - .... The dredge King Edward, tug Tim Healy, and two scows are in the harbor to dredge the channel and about the wharves. The King Edward will remain in port all summer, and likely stay this winter for repairs....

Gananoque - July 15th - .....The Gananoque-Clayton ferry steamer which has been disabled and undergoing repairs since Saturday last, made her regular trip yesterday afternoon. While off duty her passengers were carried morning and afternoon by the New Island Wanderer.

The steambarge Navajo, on her way up called here for freight this afternoon. The coal schooner Horace Taber, Captain Barnhardt, cleared light for Oswego last evening.



The sloop Granger of Picton arrived in the city on Tuesday afternoon, from bay points with a cargo of hay for local merchants. She tied up at the Wolfe Island ferry wharf, to unload. As she sailed straight in, her bowsprit was out a little over the wharf. Some time during the night the suburban on one of its trips from the station hit the end of the bowsprit, tearing it out of the boat. Considerable damage was done to the bow of the sloop by the train. Besides the bowsprit, her stays were carried away. It will be a day or so before the damage can be repaired.

Marine Items.

The schooners Keewatin and Clara cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Prince Rupert loaded grain at Fort William for Richardsons'.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn, down this morning; steamer Rideau King, for Ottawa today.

The steamer Horton, loaded with grain from the west, passed on her way to Montreal, this morning.

The steamer Westmount, loaded with rails from Sydney, will pass through tonight on her way to Fort William.

The schooner W.J. Suffel is loading cars at the Kingston and Pembroke wharf, for the canning factory at South Bay.

The steambarge Robert McDonald cleared for Sacket's Harbor and will load coal for Crawford's off the wrecked schooner Acacia.

The steambarge Navajo arrived last night from Cornwall, with a cargo of general freight. The Navajo was caught below the bridge at the time of the break in the canal, and was employed at the bridge by the contractor, who had the work of making the repairs.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1908