The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1909

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p.1 Oriole III - yacht for George Gooderham built of bronze, 3-masted schooner, 115' long; draws six feet of water; built at Wellington, Mass.



The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego, Wednesday night.

The sloop (sic) Mary Louise arrived from the Rideau with grain for Richardsons'.

The Davis company is building several small steamboats for Lake Abitibi.

The steamer Jeska passed down the Rideau, today, with coal from Oswego.

The steambarge Kenirving passed down the Rideau this morning with coal from Oswego.

The steambarge John Randall touched here today on her way from Oswego to the Rideau with coal.

There'll be quite a heavy freight season on the Rideau this year, and the steamer Rideau Queen will start out on June 3rd, a fortnight earlier than usual.

Swift's: The steamer Dundurn was up, Wednesday night; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa, Wednesday night, cleared for the same port this morning; steamer Aletha from bay points; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego today.

M.T. Co. elevator: steamer Kinmount from Fort William, with 72,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Neepawah, Fort William, with 77,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Arabian from Fort William with 38,000 bushels of wheat; tug Mary, light, from Prescott; tug Bartlett from Montreal with two light barges, cleared for Charlotte with two coal barges; steamer Kinmount cleared for Fort William; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three barges.

p.4 Gananoque, May 13th - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber was pulled out by the steamer Stranger last evening and cleared for Oswego for another cargo.



St. Catharines, May 13th - As the steamers Fairmount, Kingston to Fort William, light, and Arabian, Fort William to Montreal, with wheat, were passing each other in the Welland Canal at an early hour, this morning, a few miles north of Port Colborne, they came into collision. The Arabian was only slightly damaged, but the Fairmount was badly damaged, her bow being stove in, and she was compelled to make for the Ecorse drydock, near Detroit, for repairs.

Nothing To Arbitrate - Detroit, May 13th - Lake Carriers' Association will not attend meeting about arbitrating the open shop principal.

p.7 Chaffey's Locks, May 12th - ...The new steamer Jesca (Jeska ?), owned by Smith Bros., made her first trip up the Rideau on Saturday last....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1909