The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1908

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p.1 Want A Meet - Picton Yacht Club Seeking Regatta for Glen Island.

p.2 Mary Horton Fast Ashore - The steamer Mary Horton, laden with wheat from Chicago and bound for Liverpool, ran aground at Cape Vincent, in trying to make the breakwater.



Judge Hodgins, of the admiralty court, is coming to Kingston tomorrow, to hear further evidence in and to give judgement in the dual case of the Montreal Transportation company against the barge Buckeye State and the Atlantic Coast Steamship company owners, and the barge against the Montreal Transportation company, John Jesmer and the tug Mary Ellen. The transportation company engaged to tow the barge from Lachine Point to Dalhousie and the Mary Ellen did the towing. Two accidents occurred on the journey, one in the Cornwall canal near Cornwall, the other at Morrisburg and finally the barge was sunk at Iroquois. The hearing tomorrow and the judgement are to determine the blame and to decide as to the amount of damages.



The tug Hackett and two barges arrived at the cereal works elevator to load grain for Montreal.

The schooner Ford River arrived from Charlotte, with a cargo of coal for the K. & P. railway.

The schooner Kitchen cleared for Oswego last night, but owing to the rough weather, had to return.

The tug J.H. Hackett, from Quebec, coaled at Swift's today, waiting for ten barges loading grain at the cereal works' elevator.

The steambarge Mary Louise, held here yesterday for boiler inspection, cleared today with a general cargo for Rideau canal points.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville down this morning; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Dundurn up Tuesday night; schooner Cornelia from Oswego with coal.

Report from Oswego this morning, stated that there was still a heavy gale blowing there, and that a large number of vessels were tied up. At Cape Vincent a number of boats were also held up.

M.T. company's elevator: The tugs Bartlett and Thomson arrived from Montreal with light barges; the steamer Turret Cape cleared for Ashtabula to load coal for Depot Harbor; the tug Thomson cleared for Montreal, with three three grain-laden barges; the tug Bartlett cleared for Fairhaven with two barges to load coal for Montreal.

Richardsons' elevator: The steamer Panther arrived from Chicago with 55,000 bushels of corn; the steamer City of New York is loading 16,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal; barge A.D. Falconer with 31,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal; the steamer Jopl is being loaded with oats for Seeley's Bay; the steamer Acadian cleared light for Fort William.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1908