The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1908

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Seven Vessels Were At The Point Today.

Marine men had trouble enough while the fog and smoke was on, and now the rough weather is setting them back. There are at present out at the point six schooners and a steamer, and some of them have been there for a week, and their provisions are running very low. The storm is having very little effect on the big vessels, but the schooners have been having more than their share. The vessels out at the point this morning were the schooners Marshall, Horace Taber, Clara, Jamieson, Trade Wind, Ford River, and steamer Kenirving. The vessels are all lying close to each other, and present a very pretty sight.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down and up today, on her last trip of the season; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa today; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer City of Ottawa west today; schooner Cornelia cleared for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer Wanderer was placed on the Cape Vincent route today, Capt. W.C. Hudson in command.

The sloop Laura D. arrived from Simcoe Island with a cargo of oats for Richardsons' elevator.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego wth coal for the electric light plant.

M.T. company: The tug Mary arrived from Montreal with two barges; the tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal with four barges; the tug Mary Hall will clear for Montreal with a couple of barges.



Detroit, Sept. 30th - Damage from collision and stranding of great lake vessels during the past two weeks will entail a big loss to marine underwriters. Thirty vessels have met with disaster in the past fourteen days and this in spite of the fact that sixty per cent of the tonnage of the lakes is out of commission, accepting rebates in insurance premiums in lieu of profits from scarce cargoes. All season they have lain idle at small profit to the insurance men; now in the period of greatest risk from fall gales and thick weather they are starting.

Vesselmen have been hit hard during the present season; insurance writers are hit harder. The loss on vessels damaged and totally wrecked during the past two weeks will amount well past $1,000,000.

A Fast Trip.

St. Catharines, Sept. 30th - The steamer Fairmount, Capt. P.C. Telfer, with the barge Ungava in tow, has just made a record round trip between Port Dalhousie and Kingston. They left Port Dalhousie Saturday morning at 10:30, proceeding to Kingston, unloaded 130,000 bushels of wheat, and were back in Port Dalhousie at 11 o'clock Monday morning, thus making the round trip in forty-eight and one-half hours, including time of unloading.

p.7 Picton, Oct. 1st - ....Owing to the very heavy amount of freight being shipped east from the district this fall, the Hepburn Bros. have had to put the steamer Niagara into commission, along with the steamers Alexandria and Waterlily. Captain Whalen who recently sold the steamer Stranger to G. Hammond, Kingston, has put the the yacht Eclewat on the Cressy-to-Picton route for the convenience of the passenger trade.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1908