The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1908

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The schooner Ford River cleared for Charlotte with feldspar.

The steambarge Mary Louise is loading a general cargo for Rideau canal ports.

The schooner Winnie Wing arrived from Oswego, today, with coal for R. Crawford.

The sloop Granger will clear for bay points as soon as the damage to her bow has been repaired.

The schooner W.J. Suffel is loading tin cans for South Bay at the Kingston & Pembroke wharf.

The schooner Charlie Marshall arrived from Oswego and is unloading coal at the K. & P. wharf.

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

At M.T. Co.'s wharf: The steamer Canadian arrived from Duluth with 76,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Rosemount with 80,000 bushels of wheat, and barge Hamilton, with 75,000 bushels, arrived from Fort William; the steamer Rosemount and barges Hamilton and Niagara will clear for Fort William.

p.3 Rules of the Road - Information For Boat Owners - Whistle Signals, Rules for Passing, Lights, Fog Signals, Engine Room Signals.

Again in Commission - After a lay-off of several weeks as the result of running too close to the United States shoals near Thousand Island Park on its first trip of the season, the Arundell (Arundell) passed down the river, Monday night, for the first time since its accident. The boat has been laid up in the Kingston drydock having its hull repaired. The accident cost the Star-Cole line thousands of dollars. The boat is carrying the customary large crowds.

p.4 Gananoque, July 16th - ....The coal schooner Briton pulled out of Gananoque river yesterday morning en route for Oswego.



On Friday afternoon, the crew of the steambarge Robert McDonald arrived here on the steamer Pierrepont, from Cape Vincent, and brought the news of the destruction by fire of their vessel. It seems that on Thursday afternoon, while working at the wrecked schooner Acacia, near Sacket's Harbor, unloading its cargo, she got a line in her wheel, and drifted ashore. Some of her pipes bursted. She caught fire, and the stern section was badly burned. There were 100 tons of coal in her that had been removed from the schooner Acacia. The burned steamer had fire insurance, but no marine insurance. It is understood that she has been abandoned. The remaining members of the Acacia's crew, including Capt. Simmons, came home with the steambarge Robert McDonald's crew. The burned vessel was owned by John Gould, of Kingston.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Keewatin arrived at Swift's from Oswego, with coal.

The steamer Kenirving passed on her way to Smith's Falls, with coal from Oswego.

The car ferry from Cobourg arrived at the government dry dock, to undergo some repairs.

The steambarge Robert McDonald is the second Kingston vessel to be wrecked near Sacket's Harbor within ten days. Is the spot unlucky, or is the schooner Acacia the hoodoo?

Something out of the usual course, was the loading of the steamer Monteagle at the M.T. company's elevator for Buffalo. The grain was shipped here from the American side, and then shipped back again.

p.8 Hurts Canadian Route - The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company met with considerable criticism last Saturday over its treatment of passengers. Owing to the crush of traffic in the canals below, the up boat did not arrive, and the east bound passengers were kept aboard the steamer Kingston until noon. They were then rushed to the G.T.R. station, being told that a special train would arrive for them in a few minutes. The train did not leave until three o'clock, and the passengers had to go without dinner. Naturally they thought Prescott a bum place to stop at. [Prescott Messenger]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1908