The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1908

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p.1 Gananoque, Sept. 19th - .....The Rockport Navigation company's steamer Missisquoi experienced considerable difficulty in finding her way back from Brockville last evening. She missed Senecal's wharf at Grenadier Island by about half a mile and could get no further than Rockport. Gananoque passengers being compelled to bunk all night in the cabin. She brought them back about seven o'clock this morning. In consequence of the density of the smoke she was compelled to cancel her Iroquois trip, Capt. Carnegie being unwilling to repeat last night's experience.

p.5 News of the World - The steamer Rideau King arrived in Ottawa twenty-four hours late owing to the smoke on the route.



The schooner Cornelia arrived from Sodus Point with coal for Swift's.

The schooner H.M. Ballou arrived from Deseronto with wood for R. Crawford.

Swift's: steamer Aletha down today from bay points; steamer Belleville due up today.

The government tug Trudeau, working with the dredge Sir Richard, cleared for the foot of Wolfe Island.

The steamer Stranger made a trip to Gananoque and return, yesterday, carrying freight from both ports.

The steamer America arrived from Cape Vincent last night, and made the usual trip to the Cape this morning.

The schooner Oliver Mowat, which has been in charge of Capt. William Peacock during this season, has been laid up in Bowmanville for the winter.

The steamers City of Montreal, Dundurn and Toronto are due at Swift's on Sunday, but it is not known whether they will make the time or not, as the smoke may have held them up.

The schooners Charley Marshall and Ford River arrived from Charlotte with coal for the K. & P. railway. Both schooners cleared from Charlotte at the same time, but the Ford River succeeded in arriving in Kingston a few hours ahead of the Marshall.

Marinemen are today wearing the smile that won't come off, because the smoke which has been causing a tie up of vessels for several days, has cleared away, and the boats have been able to get away. Early this morning a cool north-east wind set in and cleared away the smoke.

The steamers Algonquin and Meaford, from Duluth, each dicharged a cargo of 70,000 bushels of wheat the M.T. company's elevator, and cleared for the upper lakes. The tug Bartlett cleared for Montreal with four grain barges. The steamers Rosemount and Westmount are expected to reach here the latter part of next week from Fort William.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1908