The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1909

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p.1 Will Abandon Vessel - Windsor, May 6th - The owners of the steamer Russia, which went on the rocks at St. Helens Island, Lake Superior, last Thursday, have decided to abandon the vessel to the underwriters as a total loss. The Russia and cargo were estimated to be worth $800,000.

Was Old Pioneer - Brockville, May 6th - George Easton died yesterday; born in Dec. 1812; went into the wholesale forwarding business with the late William Matthie and continued until 1844, when he joined with Crawford and Denant in building that part of the St. Lawrence canal situated at Farran's Point, where he remained until 1846; in 1868 he was appointed collector of customs in Brockville until he retired in 1884 (more details).



The schooner Bertha Kalkins will clear for Sodus today.

The steamer Omaha discharged 10,000 bushels of her cargo of corn at Richardsons' elevator.

The steambarge Westport is at the Grand Trunk wharf with baled hay from Rideau points.

The steamer America has been given a fine coat of paint and is now in readiness for the season's work.

The schooner Ford River discharged a cargo of coal at the hosiery mill and will clear tonight for Oswego or Fairhaven.

Swift's: steamer City of Ottawa, down Wednesday morning; steamer Dundurn up today; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego today to load coal.

The tug Robert G. Weddell, with dredge and scows, are still at the government dry dock. It is expected that they will be able to clear for Trenton on Saturday.

The new steamer Jesca (sic - Jeska), turned out at Davis' drydock, was given a trial trip on the harbor, yesterday, and proved most satisfactory. After returning to the wharf, the inspector granted a certificate for the captain. The Jesca will leave, today, for Oswego, on her first trip, to load coal.

p.3 Made A Presentation - William Dunlop lived 57 years in Kingston, going to visit son in Japan - an earlier article - Captain?


Detroit, May 6th - Reports having been circulated that only sixty of the Lake Carriers' Association boats are in commission because of the seaman's strike, President Livingstone, of the association, says there are, at the present time, 138 of the lake carriers' boats moving. Reports from Buffalo show that men are plentiful there, more than one hundred having been shipped there during the past three days. The principal difficulty, Present Livingstone says, is to obtain cargoes for the boats.

p.5 A Tidal Wave - reported seen at Buffalo, water rose six feet.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1909