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

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p.1 Pith of the News - The latest addition to the fleet of the Northern Navigation company is the twin screw steamer Waubic, launched at the yards of the Collingwood Ship Building company, on Wednesday.


Bravery Recognized.

Toronto, June 1st - The bravery of Frank Ward, Edward and Frederick Ward, of the government life saving crew, at the island, who, with the aid of Charles A. Snider, city editor of the Evening Telegram, rescued the crew of the schooner St. Louis, consisting of six men and a cook, on the morning of Sunday, May 2nd, when the schooner became stranded off the west shore of the island during a gale, was recognized by the board of control, this morning. The board voted $50 to each of the members of the life saving crew.

p.7 Gananoque, June 1st - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego, yesterday morning, for another cargo....

p.8 Day's Episodes - The steamer Ames touched for a pilot at the dry dock today on her way from Fort William to Montreal with grain.


The steamer Jeska arrived from Oswego today.

The government steamer Scout was in port on Monday.

The steambarge Sowards cleared for Oswego Monday afternoon.

The schooner Ford River cleared, Monday, for Charlotte with feldspar.

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

M.T. Co.: steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat; consort Glengarry, from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of oats; steamer Glenmount passed down to Montreal with 80,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William; tug Bronson for Montreal with two grain barges.

According to the report of the United States lake survey for April, Lake Ontario rose five and three-quarter inches during that month, and is likely to rise three inches during the month of May. It is now twenty-two inches lower than in April, a year ago, and was fourteen inches lower in 1897 that it was this year.

Owners of launches are very much exercised that a very dangerous rock at "The Basket," the entrance to the Rideau canal at Kingston Mills, is not buoyed. More than one launch has run upon the obstruction with damage and annoyance, because of it. A week ago promises were made to buoy the rock, but so far this has not been done.

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