SLOOP HAD NO LIGHT
And Will Be Reported For Negligence.
Many serious accidents have happened on the lakes and river, due to schooners and small boats not carrying the proper lights, and more will happen unless some masters change their ways. Last evening as the steamer America was on her way to Clayton, a schooner or sloop was sighted just off Knapp's Point. The captain of the steamer could not tell whether the sloop was going down or across the river, as there was not the sign of a light on any part of her. The name of the sloop was found and her master will be reported for travelling without proper lights.
The schooner Dundee arrived here, light, from Belleville.
The steamer Pellatt cleared from Richardsons' for Montreal.
The schooner Cornelia arrived at Booth's, from Oswego, with coal.
The sloop Maggie L. is at the Grove Inn, receiving a fine coat of paint.
The steambarge Waterlily is at the Kingston foundry, undergoing repairs.
The steambarge Mary Louise cleared for Rideau river ports with a general cargo.
The schooner Maxwell cleared from the penitentiary for Conneaut, to load coal.
The schooner Bertha Kalkins reached Toronto, from Oswego, with a cargo of coal.
Swift's: steamer North King, down and up today; steamer Aletha, from bay points; steamer Dundurn, down Wednesday morning.
The Neebish Channel.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Aug. 18th - The Neebish Channel, which cost $4,000,000, opened to traffic when the steamer steamer George F. Baker went through with President Livingstone, of the Lake Carriers' Association, on board. The Canadian steamer Conestoga was the second boat through, following the Baker closely. Vesselmen express great satisfaction with the improvement, as it will make navigation of the river safer and save much time.
A New Welland Canal.
The increase of the water-borne traffic of the dominion from 9,000,000 tons in 1903 to nearly 21,000,000 tons in 1907, indicates the need of extensions and improvements in the waterways. A new Welland canal is required, and it is probable that it will be found advisable to have it empty into the Niagara river below Queenston. It should be possible for the largest craft on the upper lakes to bring their cargoes through to Kingston.
p.8 Drowned at Charlotte - Harry Denney, of Watertown, employed as deck hand on steamer Caspian, fell in water.