The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1908

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Swift's: steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Dundurn down Saturday night.

The steamer Beaverton, grain-laden, from Fort William, is due at Richardson's elevator today or tomorrow.

Several Kingston schooners are still tied up at the Point on account of the heavy wind. Last night it blew a heavy gale.

The steamer Davidson discharged 30,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. Co. after leaving 50,000 bushels at Richardsons' elevator.

Richardsons' elevator: The steambarge Navajo cleared for Montreal with wheat; the steamer Lloyd S. Porter loaded wheat and cleared for Montreal; the steamer Glengarry cleared for Quebec with corn.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Fairmount arrived from Fort William with 88,000 bushels of wheat; the tug Emerson from Montreal, with two barges; the tug Bronson from Montreal with two barges; the tug Bartlett from North Fairhaven with two coal barges, cleared for Montreal; tugs Emerson and Bronson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges each; steamers Rosemount and Fairmount cleared for Fort William; steamer Wahcondah lightered cargo of wheat and cleared for Montreal.

Claimed He Was Robbed - fireman on str. Rosemount left his valuables on steamer while uptown and they were missing when he came back.



On Vessels On Great Lakes This Year.

Detroit, Nov. 16th - Just six lives were lost in accidents on the freight and passenger vessels on the lakes during the year 1908 and all during the past thirty days. For six months straight the year attained a record previously unparalleled, not a single life was lost in collision or other accidents to large vessels during the period named until October 1st. The recent losses came when the bursting of a steam pipe on the steamer Lizzie Marshall cost four lives and two more deaths were caused by capsizing of a scow in White Fish Bay. No loss of life and just one serious accident is recorded amongst the passenger fleet since the season opened on April 1st. The latter was the steamer King Edward, stranded on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron, with heavy damage.

p.8 The steamer Buell, Capt. Woodgrift, and barge, bound for Buffalo with lumber, went aground on Old Dummy Bar, Point Pelee, in a snow storm on Sunday morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1908