The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1909

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p.5 News of World - Robert Carnegie, keeper of the Middle Island lighthouse, and his assistant, spent a night in the lake in a disabled launch. They finally drifted ashore on the island and when found both had their hands frozen.


The steamer Rideau Queen starts on her trip to Ottawa on Monday.

The steamer Ralph will go on the government dry dock for repairs to her wheel.

The schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego today, after unloading coal at Swift's.

Owing to the unfavorable weather, no vessels cleared from the M.T. Co.'s elevator today.

The sloop Maggie L. came over from Wolfe Island, today, with grain for Richardsons' elevator.

The new steambarge Gastic was given a trial trip around the harbor today, Capt. Edward Smith, Jr., in command.

The government boat Speedy will clear for Montreal Sunday. She has been waiting here for the opening of the lower canal.

The Rideau Lakes Navigation company is contemplating building a steambarge this year in order to carry its freight between Kingston and Ottawa. Such a vessel would cost $10,000.

The steamer Ramona, of the Folger line, will go on the Kingston foundry ways next week to be widened. Her width will be increased by four feet, making her steadier, and increasing her carrying capacity to almost 200. The additions will cost $2,000.

SUED FOR $30,000.

Toronto, May 1st - A.A. Laurie, Toronto, and F.A. Knapp, Prescott, are suing the Polson Iron Works, limited, for $30,000 damages, "for negligence in the custody of the plaintiff's chattels."

The action arises from the collision between the Knapp roller boat and the Turbinia, as a result of which the Turbine Steamship company got judgement for damages. Laurie and Knapp now hold the Polson Iron Works responsible for the roller boat's drifting from the Polson slip and into contact with the Turbinia.

p.7 Deseronto, April 30th - ...The harbor presented a busy centre when the schooner Jamieson cleared for Oswego on Wednesday, loaded with lumber; the schooner Theo. Voges, loaded with lumber for Oswego, where she will load coal for Deseronto; schooner Echo cleared for Point Ann, loaded with lumber; scow Gull cleared for Picton loaded with lumber; steambarge Holcomb and consort Warmington passed here for Point Ann with coal, returning with cargoes of cement; steamer Haddington passed here on Thursday loaded with coal for Point Ann...

p.8 Report Was Untrue - A report from Picton stated that Capt. Ellis, of the schooner Lizzie Metzner, sighted the schooner W.J. Suffel, while returning from Oswego, and that she seemed to be in distress. The schooner Suffel arrived in Collins Bay on Thursday, with a cargo of coal from Oswego, and although experiencing quite a rough trip, had no great difficulty.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1909