The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1909

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p.1 Ran Back For Shelter - Port Dalhousie, April 30th - The steamer Bennington ran back here, last night, for shelter. The steward, Joseph Bernier, had a leg badly injured by the large mast block crushing it against the side of the boat. A St. Catharines doctor attended to him this morning, and he left with the boat east-bound. All the wind-bound fleet are leaving this morning.



The sloop Maggie L. is loading oats at Richardsons' elevator for Picton, and the barge Alberta is being loaded with grain for Monteal.

Repairs are being made to Swift's wharf. It was badly damaged on the day of the heavy wind storm, some of the planks and piles being carried away.

Two schooners with coal arrived from Oswego for Robert Crawford this morning; the schooner Bertha Kalkins with five hundred tons, and schooner Britton, with three hundred tons.

The steamer Carleton will be the first steamer to arrive in Kingston with grain from Fort William this season. She is due at the M.T. Co.'s elevator tonight. The Carleton was held up at the Soo by the ice blockade.

On Rideau Canal - Capt. Randall, of the steambarge John Randall, Seeley's Bay, was in the city today for the first time since navigation closed, and was given a warm welcome by his marine friends and others. The Captain drove in from Kingston Mills, where his vessel is awaiting the opening of the locks. The locks will open Saturday, when the Randall will go on to Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls. The steambarge Kinirving, loaded with coal for Smith's Falls, cleared for Kingston Mills, and will go through the locks on Saturday.

Pith of the News - The steamer Phillip Minch, with 320,000 ? bushels of grain consigned to the Grand Trunk elevator, Sarnia, has arrived from Fort William.



Old Wooden Vessels May Have Gone Down.

Milwaukee, Wis., April 30th - Three lumber vessels, bound for North Tonawanda, which sailed from Marinette, Wis., Wednesday, are feared to have been sunk in yesterday's gale. They are the Oscoda, Samuel J. Tilden, and Lucy Filer. Nothing has been heard from them since they cleared early yesterday. The steamer Oscoda and the barge Samuel J. Tilden and Lucy Filer are old wooden boats owned by the Hines Lumber company, Chicago.

Vessel Sank - Crew Safe.

Cleveland, April 30th - Capt. J.W. Byron, manager of the Corrigan boats, has received despatches from the Soo, stating that the steamer Aurina had sunk in Whitefish Bay and that all the members of the crew were aboard the steamer Charles Beatty. The steamer Aurina is owned by Capt. John Corrigan, Cleveland. She left Buffalo last week for the head of Lake Superior. Capt. R.C. Pringle, Cleveland, was in command.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1909