The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1908

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During the heavy gale early last evening, the steamer Westmount, which has been unloading grain at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, could not hold its anchor, and drifted away, running against Cataraqui bridge, but luckily neither the steamer nor the bridge was damaged. After the storm abated, the Westmount cleared for Fort William.

Mariners were given warning of the approaching storm early in the afternoon, and all the vessels went into shelter.

The steambarge Kenirving was on her way over to Oswego, when the gale set in, and went into Portsmouth.

The steamer Alexandria did not reach Folger's until an early hour this morning, on her way to Montreal, having been delayed by the storm.

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

The schooner Bertha Kalkins will arrive from Oswego today with coal for Sowards.

The steamer India, Burmah and Simla are loading grain at Fort William for Richardsons'.

Swift's: steamer Wahcondah up Monday night; steamer Carona west today; steamer Aletha down today; schooner Keewatin at the water works from Oswego with soft coal; steamer Toronto down and up today.

Pith of the News - The steamer Ionic, which ran aground near Alpena, Mich., got off uninjured and proceeded on her journey.

Gananoque, Sept. 29th - Part of the hulk of an old vessel was raised in Gananoque river lately, which some of the old inhabitants of the town say was sunk there some thirty-five or forty years ago, when Gananoque's fleet was a numerous one trading between the town and the north country through the chain of lakes and rivers connecting with Ottawa.

p.4 Georgian Bay Canal - 1/2 million dollars spent in survey.


A Dredge Burned.

Amherstburg, Ont., Sept. 29th - The dredge Gladiator, one of the largest dredges working on the river here, owned by M. Sullivan, was destroyed by fire about midnight last night. She sank in about fifteen feet of water. The Gladiator was working on the American government contract on the Livingston Channel, near Bois Blanc. She was insured for eighty per cent of her value. The night crew were working, but reached safety.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1908