The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1908

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p.1 A Ferry Boat At Waupoos Turned Turtle - The ferry that plies between Waupoos Island and the mainland turned turtle late yesterday, while loaded with freight and passengers. The ferry was about mid-channel when over she went on her side, and straightway to the bottom of the sea. Mr. Walmsley, on board, had a narrow escape, but was soon rescued. A horse working the "tread" that propelled the ferry was drowned, and twelve full milk cans en route to the cheese factory, went into the bay with their contents. The ferry was worth $200 and will probably be towed ashore and fixed up. At the time she was leaking, and the water in her hold evidently made her tipplish.

p.2 Injured On Boat - cook William Kellar, on steamer Tagona, fell in hold.

Incidents of the Day - Hugo & Tims, contractors, after five years' work, have finished the construction of the 5,000 foot main concrete pier of the harbor of refuge at Harbor Reach, Mich. Frederick Hugo, formerly of Kingston, is one of the contractors.


The schooner Jamieson arrived at Wolfe Island from Oswego, with coal for W.H. Allison.

The fog on the lake is holding a number of coal schooners over in Charlotte and Oswego.

The steamer Glengarry arrived, light, from Cape Vincent, loaded corn at Richardsons', and cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Stranger left, at 8:15 o'clock, Wednesday morning, for Jones' Falls, with one hundred excurionists.

The M.T. company's steamer, Kinmount, is expected to reach Kingston about Oct. 1st. She will be used in the grain trade.

The steamer Argyle, undergoing repairs at the government dry dock, was taken to the long pier, at Portsmouth, for the winter.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn down this morning; steamer Belleville down tonight; steamer Rideau King leaves for Ottawa Thursday morning.

A big rush of grain is expected for the M.T. company within the course of a few days, the first batch being estimated at 750,000 bushels. Three steamers are on their way here from Duluth, the Iroquois, Algonquin, and Turret Cape, and the steamer Rosemount and Ungava are loading at Fort William. There is plenty of grain to be removed, and as soon as it gets moving, the elevator men here will be busy.

p.4 Steamer Taken Off Rocks - Port Elgin, Sept. 16th - The passenger steamer King Edward, of the Algoma Central Navigation company's line, which grounded off Chantry Island, in Lake Ontario on Sept. 5th, was released by the large tug Ottawa, of the Reid Wrecking company's fleet, and towed down to Port Elgin harbor for temporary repairs.

p.8 Fell Into Dry Dock - a horse slid down timber slide into dry-dock, not injured; no water in dock as the barge Winnipeg is at present undergoing repairs.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer India and barge arrived from Toledo, with a cargo of timber for the Calvin company.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1908