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

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The steamer Glengarry is laid up at Montreal.

There was quite a heavy fall of snow on the lake this morning.

The steamer Nevada discharged freight at Swift's on her way west.

Capt. Collins, of the steamer Glengarry, has returned home for the winter.

The tug Trudeau and dredge Sir Richard have gone into winter quarters here.

Work on the steamer Bickerdike at the government dry dock is not yet completed.

The steamer Aletha held up by the storm, was able to clear on her regular trip last night.

The tug Phelps and consort Parsons will clear for Chaumont, N.Y., to be laid up for the season.

Walter Collins, mate on the steamer Dundurn, has returned home. The Dundurn was laid up at Hamilton.

The storm of yesterday tied up the vessels coming from Montreal. The gale was so severe that the canal locks could not be operated.

The steamer Nevada passed on her way west last night. The steamer Plummer, held up by the storm, cleared for the west this morning.

The marine season is fast drawing to a close. Nearly all the Kingston vessels have been laid up for the winter, and the crews have returned home.

The wind was so strong yesterday, that it blew Capt. Robert Carnegie's cap off his head into the lake from the steamer Wanderer, coming over from Cape Vincent.

The steambarge Navajo, which cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Collins Bay, was forced to go into Sacket's Harbor for shelter, owing to the heavy storm.



Has Left Fort William For Buffalo.

Fort William, Dec. 2nd - The steamer Iroquois arrived yesterday with both anchors gone. She reports forty-four ships are sheltered at Whitefish Point, near the Soo. No accidents are reported.

The record wheat cargo of the season was taken out today by the steamer Moachan for Buffalo. It consisted of 421,000 bushels. This is said to be the largest cargo of grain taken across the great lakes.

The steamers William M. Mills and William B. Kerr, owned by the same Tonawanda interests that operate the Moachan, had a cargo carrying contest last year. The Mills succeeded in taking nearly 241,000 bushels down the lakes, while the Kerr moved 419,000 bushels.


Port Dover, Dec. 2nd - The strong westerly gale blowing on Lake Erie drove several steamers for shelter into Long Point Bay yesterday. The Iron King steaming in toward the harbor blew signals of distress. The tug Jim and Tom ran over to her and discovered that a seaman Albert W. Rose, who had shipped at Chicago, had been hit on the head by a chain during the storm, and had been unconscious from the time of the accident. Dr. E.S. Hicks went off on the tug and the injured sailor was brought ashore and taken to the hospital. Despite the efforts of the doctors, he died at 7 p.m., apparently as the result of a fracture of the skull.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Dec 1908