The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1908

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The steamer Edmonton passed Saturday night on her way west.

The steambarge Navajo arrived from Montreal with freight.

The steamer Glengarry is at Richardsons' elevator, loading corn for Quebec.

The steamer Phelps and barge Parsons will arrive with coal for Crawford's and Sowards'.

The steamer Reliance arrived at Folger's wharf, Sunday, from Montreal, with freight.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego on her last trip of the season, with coal for Soward's.

The barge A.D. arrived from Montreal and will probably be laid up for the season. The schooner Kitchen loaded coal at Oswego, and was towed to Cobourg by the steamer City of New York.

Swift's: steamer Belleville up Saturday, on her last trip. The Belleville will lay up in Toronto. Steamer Dundurn down Saturday night; steamer Aletha down and up today; schooner Cornelia from Sodus with coal; tug Hackett touched Saturday for coal on her way to Montreal.

The hulk of the steamer Titania, owned by Fix Bros. of Buffalo, lies in sixty feet of water off Devils Nose, Lake Ontario. She broke away from the Clarence Fix, and foundered. It is said that there is not even a remote chance of the vessel being raised. This is the boat that collided with the steamer Kingston and sank at Charlotte, N.Y.

M.T. company's elevator: The steamer Advance arrived from Montreal, and will be laid up for the winter; the steamer Dunellum arrived from Fort William with 98,225 bushels of oats; the steamer Turret Court from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson from Montreal with three light barges, cleared with two grain-laden barges; tug Bronson up with two light barges, cleared with two grain-laden barges; the tug Emerson from Montreal with two barges, cleared with two barges.

p.4 News of District - The Quinte Navigation company, Picton, have been formed with $40,000 capital. H. Dempsey, Rednersville, is president. The company will run steamers between such ports as Kingston, Belleville, Picton and Trenton. The steamer Brockville has been purchased.


Barge Tangled In Chain.

St. Catharines, Nov. 23rd - As the steambarge Iona was passing down the old Welland Canal above lock No. 2 Saturday afternoon, her wheel became tangled in a chain which is used in connection with a floating bridge across the canal for the use of Ridley College students. The services of a diver were procured, but he was unable to cut the chain until about noon on Sunday, when the steamer was backed into the level above and the water drawn off.

Was A Great Sailor.

Detroit, Nov. 23rd - William H. Furtain, a retired Captain, is dead here. Mr. Furtain was born in Amherstburg, Ont., in 1827. At the age of eleven years he decided to become a sailor. He sailed all over the lakes and in 1855 he helped to build and sail the Thomas S. Parks, one of the largest vessels on the lakes at that time. His first trip was from Amherstburg to Montreal which required several weeks to make. Mr. Furtain retired in 1892.

p.8 Deckhand Killed - Port Arthur, Nov. 22nd - E. Milller, a deckhand from Prescott, fell in hold of steamer Fairmount.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1908