The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1908

Full Text



The death occurred on Thursday of Captain George Murray, who was probably the oldest marine man in this district. He was born in County Down, Ireland, eighty-six years ago, and came to Canada when young. For over fifty years he sailed the great lakes, and the ocean as well. He retired years ago, and lived quietly since. He was a fine old man, and popular with a wide circle of friends. His wife died ten years ago. No children survive. A brother died in St. Catharines many years ago. The deceased was an Anglican in religion.

A Record Cargo Of Grain.

Milwaukee, Oct. 30th - The steambarge Adam Cornelius left Milwaukee yesterday for Buffalo with a cargo of 270,750 bushels of wheat. This is the largest boat load of grain in one consignment to leave Milwaukee in the history of navigation on the Great Lakes. The Adam Cornelius arrived here early in the week with a cargo of six thousand tons of coal.



Will Be Left In Position Until Spring.

Capt. Matthew Patterson, of the schooner Mary Ann Lydon, which went aground a few days ago at Sodus, has returned home. A full inspection was made of the vessel's position, and it was considered best to leave the vessel alone until the spring. The boat is not in a dangerous spot, but it is feared that if the work of releasing her was commenced just at this time, when the weather is so uncertain, that a storm might be encountered, and that the boat would suffer a great deal more.

J. Ackerman, who was on the schooner Van Allen, all summer, is now second mate on the schooner Kitchen.

The steamer Alexandria called at Folger's wharf this morning, on the way to Montreal.

The steamer Simla, grain-laden, from the Port Colborne elevator, lightered at Richardsons' elevator, and cleared for Montreal.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Turret Court arrived from Fort William with 69,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, 90,000 bushels of wheat; tug Mary P. Hall, from Montreal, three barges, cleared for that port with three grain-laden barges; tug Bartlett from Montreal, with three barges, for Montreal; steamer Bothnia cleared for Oswego to load coal; steamers Rosedale, Fairmount and Turret Court cleared for Fort William today.

The department of public works is calling for tenders for dredging required in the middle channel in the River St. Lawrence, between Kingston and Brockville.

The steamer Aletha was at Swift's today, from bay points.

The steamer St. Lawrence is at the dry-dock waiting for some of the boats to shift before going into winter quarters.



Of A Sunken Craft, A Menace To Navigation.

Picton, Oct. 30th - The Board of Trade will support the mayor in his endeavour to have removed from the harbor the sunken schooner Burton, a hindrance to navigation. The Burton is held by the Donnellys of Kingston under a mortgage, and the mayor says they must move the ancient craft.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The dredge Sir Richard is in Richardsons' slip, and is doing some fine work.

Barge Seized For Claim.

On a claim for damages the steambarge Navajo, registered at the port of Kingston, was seized in Montreal harbor, but was subsequently released on furnishing $1,000 security. The claim against the barge was filed in the admiralty court by Aurelius Houde, of St. Jean des Chaillons, owner of the barge Aurore Boreale. Houde claimed that his barge was recently struck by the Navajo in Lake St. Peter. The barge Aurore Boreale claimed to have been the last of a tow of fifteen barges in charge of the tug Hudson, then at anchor at the head of Lake St. Peter, when the steambarge Navajo, steaming through dense fog, collided with the Aurore Boreale, causing damage estimated at $800.

W. Simpson Walker, registrar in the admiralty court, granted the warrant for the arrest and subsequently accepted bail for the release.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
30 Oct 1908
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1908