The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 May 1909

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May 25, 1909

p.3 Killed On Power Boat - Ogdensburg, May 25th - explosion on power boat Ida May led to death of first and second engineers; the largest power boat on the river, 80 feet long, 500 horse power, formerly owned by James Corrigan, the late millionaire oil and vesselman.

p.4 Whig Jumble - Three men were drowned in Buffalo harbor, when the tug Princeton was overturned in a collision with a steamer.

p.5 Gananoque, May 25th - ....The coal schooner Britton is unloading another cargo at the sheds of the Scranton Coal Co., just east of the town....


The steambarge Navajo arrived from Montreal.

The steambarge Ida E. arrived from Oswego with coal for Anglin's.

The schooner Cornelia is at Richardsons' elevator loading feldspar for Charlotte.

The steambarge John Randall cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Smith's Falls.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn east Sunday; steamer City of Montreal west Monday.

The steambarge Westport arrived from Rideau canal ports with freight and cleared again.

The steambarge Mary Louise arrived from Rideau canal ports with wood for R. Crawford.

The government boat Speedy made a trip to Brockville, yesterday, and cleared, today, for Toronto.

Capt. Henry Daryeau, of the schooner Kitchen, spent the holiday in the city. He is engaged carrying coal from Oswego to Toronto.

Both the steamers New Island Wanderer and America made a trip to Cape Vincent, yesterday, and brought over a good holiday crowd.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, last night, on her regular trip to Montreal. About 250 boxes of cheese were shipped from here.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett from Fairhaven, one coal barge; tug Mary P. Hall, up, two light barges; tug Glide up, two light barges, cleared for Prescott, light; steamer Strathcona, from Fort William, 74,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson cleared for Montreal, two grain and one coal barge; steamer Advance called on the way to Fort William.


On Monday, the Calvin Wrecking company succeeded in releasing the twin screw passenger steamer City of Valleyfield, which went aground last Thursday at the foot of the Cedar Rapids, at the spot where the old steamer Grecian was lost years ago. The steamer is owned by Capt. Leroux and was built last winter. Its wheel chains broke, and as it went ashore, its propeller was smashed. The City of Valleyfield was in a most dangerous position and the Calvin company's wrecking crew on the steamer Parthia had a difficult task. Sanford Calvin was in charge of the operations with Thomas Barron as wrecking foreman. The Parthia towed the Valleyfield to Montreal. The releasing of the stranded boat is quite a feather in the cap of the Calvin company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 May 1909