The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1909

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The steambarge Mary Louise is loading a general cargo for Morton.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Sodus with coal for the Cotton Mill.

A barge was loaded with grain for Montreal at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steambarge John Randall passed on her way from Oswego with a cargo of coal for Smith's Falls.

The tug Frontenac from Garden Island was loading withs at the Kingston & Pembroke wharf today.

The steambarge Westport arrived from Seeley's Bay with a load of bricks, to be used at Wormwith & Co.'s piano factory.

Swift's: steamer City of Ottawa west Sunday; steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer City of Montreal up Sunday; steamer Rideau King up from Smith's Falls, Sunday, and cleared for the same port this morning; schooner Cornelia from Sodus with coal.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Glenellah from Fort William with 76,000 bushels of wheat; steamers Glenmount and Stormount with wheat from Fort William, lightered on their way to Sydney; steamer Donnaconna from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Fairmount from Fort William, 90,500 bushels; tug Emerson from Montreal, light, cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; tug Bartlett from Montreal light, cleared for that port with two grain laden barges; steamer Glenellah cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.



Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 10th - Capt. Millen, of the steamer Morrel, bound down, brought the last word concerning the steamer Shores, reported missing since April 29th.

Capt. Millen says that the Shores followed him out of the canal here and passed Whitefish Point two miles astern of the Morrel on April 29th; a strong north-east gale and heavy ice were encountered on Lake Superior. Capt Millen soon lost sight of the Shores' lights, and concluded that the latter had turned back for shelter. It now seems probable that the Shores was crushed by the great ice floes. All hope of there being any survivors has been abandoned here.

p.6 Gananoque, May 10th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived here yesterday morning and is unloading her cargo at Taylor & Green's shed.

p.8 Did A Good Turn - Capt. George Hammond, with his steamer Stranger, was able to do a good turn near Gananoque on Friday afternoon. A big government tug, known as the M. & W., was working in that district when she shifted her rudder, and got stranded. The Stranger released her and towed the vessel to port.

Vessels Came Together - Rideau King and John Randall near Kingston Mills.

Hole Patched With Mattresses.

Amherstburg, May 10th - Mattresses and pillows were used to patch up an ugly hole in the bottom of the big 500-yard dump scow belonging to the Great Lakes Dredging company, which struck a rock in the new Livingstone channel, Saturday night, and sunk below Bois Blanc Island, not far from the Bar Point lightship. After divers had patched up the scow with the bedding from dredge No. 8 and the steamer Mills, the pumps were set to work. The scow was raised after two hours. She was brought to this port and later towed up to a Detroit dry dock for repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1909