The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1908

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p.1 Latest News - The steamer Telegram ran on a reef at Fitzwilliam Island and was burned with her cargo. All the crew and passengers were saved.



Swift's: steamer Aletha from bay points.

The steambarge Navajo carried a cargo of lumber from Quebec to Oswego.

The steamer Plummer reached Kingston last night, on her way up from Montreal.

Several Kingston schooners are wind wind bound at Oswego, having been held there for several days.

The steamer Wassaga cleared for Belleville, to load cement at the cement works, for Fort William.

The steamer Business is undergoing repairs at the government dry dock. While on her last trip to Oswego she dropped her rudder.

The steamer Ames passed on her way down to Montreal last night.

The steamer Glenela from Prescott, discharged 1,400 bushels of damaged grain at Richardsons' elevator.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Donnaconna, arrived from Fort William with 89,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Glenmount arrived from Fort William with 102,000 bushels of flax, barley and wheat; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal, with three light barges, and cleared for that port with three grain-laden barges. The steamers Donnaconna and Glenmount will clear for Fort William today.

p.8 Contract Awarded - Capt. Roys, of the steamer Aletha, has given out the contract for a new excursion vessel to ply on the bay, river and lake, to a Kingston firm. The vessel is to be built mostly of steel, and will be 120 feet long with a capacity of 520 on the bay or 390 on the lake. Owing to previous orders, the boat will not be ready before the spring of 1910. The estimated speed is expected to be between fifteen and sixteen miles an hour.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1908