The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1908

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p.1 Gananoque, Sept. 14th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived on Saturday evening with a cargo....

A Great Steal - Chicago, Sept. 14th - more details about financial problems; placed in hands of receiver; "....The Dominion Fish company of Kingston is a branch. H.H. Day, the manager, had no statement to make, but said that the store would not be closed. The management is confident that the embarrassment will be but temporary."

p.2 The heavy fog is detaining some of the coal schooners at Oswego and Charlotte.



The steamer Haddington arrived yesterday with freight from Montreal for the locomotive works.

H.S. Folger's yacht, Ramona, will arrive from Clayton today and will be laid up for the season.

M.T. Co.: The tug Bartlett cleared for Montreal with two barges; the steamer Wassaga cleared for Montreal.

Swift's: Steamer A.E. Ames up Sunday; steamer Dundurn up Sunday; steamer City of Ottawa up Sunday; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning.

The steamer Caspian did not arrive down until six o'clock Sunday evening. It was due here at ten o'clock in the morning but became smoke bound three miles this side of Picton and dropped anchor there until it cleared up. She returned direct from here, not going down the river.

The steamer America ran aground in Batteau channel, near Simcoe Island, Sunday afternoon, while on her way here from Cape Vincent. The heavy fog was the cause of the accident. The steambarge John Randall and steamer Pierrepont went to the America's aid and the vessel was released after a few hours' delay. There was a goodly number of passengers on board.



St. Catharines, Sept. 14th - Captain P. Sullivan of the steamer Simla, owned by the Calvin company, was home for Sunday, the steamer being tied up at Buffalo. Captain Sullivan enjoys the distinction of being the first and only commander of a Canadian steamer to openly carry cargo from one United States port to another without being seized as a coast. The Simla was bound for Deseronto, with a cargo of ore, but before reaching her destination the smelter was burned. The steamer was ordered back to the Soo, but on the way permission was obtained from Washington to unload in Buffalo. The Simla was readily granted clearances by the Buffalo customs agents, and will be unloaded today.

Pith of the News - Hamonic is the name finally adopted for the big new Northern Navigation company's steamship.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Navajo arrived this afternoon from Montreal with freight.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1908