The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1908

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The schooner Cornelia is unloading coal from Oswego at Swift's.

The schooner Kitchen cleared for Oswego to load coal for Toronto.

The steamer John Mueller arrived light from Quebec on her way west.

The steamer Dunellum, grain laden, touched here Sunday on the way to Prescott.

The steambarge John Randall will load grain for Washburn at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer City of New York cleared for Cobourg with stone from the penitentiary.

The steamer Acadian is on her way from Fort William to Richardsons' with grain.

The steamer Rosedale, grain-laden, arrived today from Fort William on her way to Montreal.

The steamer Stranger cleared this morning for Howe Island and Gananoque with freight.

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

The steamer Strathcona, grain-laden, from Fort William, is expected to reacht the M.T. Co.'s elevator today.

Folger's wharf: the steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily called Monday morning, on their way to Montreal.

The tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

The tug Thomson, of the M.T. Co., went ashore near Big Island, but was released with very little difficulty and no damage by the steamer Chieftain.

The steamer Lloyd Porter is at the Cereal Works' elevator loading grain for Montreal; the steamer Wassaga from Fort William is unloading grain at the elevator.

An Exciting Race.

Kingston, Nov. 1st - To The Editor:

We do not often hear of a race of any description commencing at midnight, which of course would make a race all the more interesting, especially when it is a very dark night and hazy night. These are the conditions under which the tugs Emerson and Bronson of the Montreal Transportation company, and the tug Florence of the Hackett line, left Coteau about midnight for Cornwall, the Emerson having one loaded and two light barges, of no small dimensions, the Bronson with two big light barges, and the Florence with one good-sized barge half loaded. The Florence got about a mile and a half the start of the M.T company's tugs, which started about even, and, well it's plain to be seen that the Florence is not in the same class with the Emerson or Bronson, or in fact any of the M.T. company's tugs of any size, for as we all know, the M.T. company has the most powerful fleet of tugs on fresh water. However, the Florence hadn't a ghost of a show even from the start, and the funny part of it was that some member of the Florence's crew asked when pulling out of Coteau if the Bronson and Emerson were going to follow them up the lake, but their heads were hung when they reached Cornwall, like the cow's tail. Now their motto is, "If you cannot be the bell cow, just fall in behind."


p.3 Gananoque, Nov. 2nd - The coal schooner Briton, which left here the forepart of last week, for Sodus, N.Y., had to lay to at Garden Island on account of the illness of her captain, and on Friday afternoon Frank Seymour, Water street, left to join her and navigate the craft to her destination.



And Boat Was Taken Off the Ottawa Route.

The steambarge John Randall, which has been making the trip from here to Ottawa for three weeks, arrived from the capital on Saturday, on her last trip. The water in the Rideau canal has become so low that navigation is impossible. The steamer Rideau King was forced to give up the trip owing to the low water, and for this reason the steambarge John Randall, a much smaller vessel, has given up the work. The Randall can make as far as Portland, but no further than that, with safety. The low water has put the Ottawa Forwarding company to a great deal of inconvenience.

It was stated this afternoon that there was but four feet, seven inches of water at Kingston Mills.

Grain Shipments - to Kingston During October Were Very Large - facts and figures.

Shovellers Quit Work - The twelve shovellers employed by the Frontenac Cereal company did not put in an appearance Monday morning, to go to work unloading the steamer Wassaga. The men made no complaint to Mr. McLelland about wages, hours, or any other matter. The men hung around the corner for a while and then went away. Mr. McLelland was seen by the Whig and stated that he could think of no reason for the men not turning up, unless they were afraid of the work.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1908