The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1909

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The steamer Canadian passed down Saturday to Montreal.

The steamer Jeska cleared, Sunday, for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer Dundee is expected down, today, with grain from Fort William.

The steamer Strathcona is expected down today with grain from Fort William.

The steamer Pellatt touched for a pilot, Sunday, on her way from Fort William to Montreal.

The coal barge Buckley, of the Ogdensburg Coal and Towing company, has been released from the rocks at Ogden Island, and taken to Morrisburg.

p.3 S.S. Simcoe At Prescott - June 7th - The government lighthouse supply ship, Simcoe, recently built in Glasgow, is in port here, taking on a cargo of gas buoys and other supplies at the dominion lighthouse depot for the upper lakes. They changed the crew today, the lake crew will take her west in a few days.

A Barge Burned - Detroit, June 7th - Hugh R. Havey, Detroit, the owner, has been notified of the destruction, by fire, of the barge Gebhardt at Drummond Island, Georgian Bay. The vessel had just been loaded with 17,000 posts for a Detroit firm. There was about $2,000 insurance on the cargo, but none at all on the boat. The Gebhardt was 40 years old. As far as known the crew escaped.

p.8 Season Looks Bright - Howard S. Folger, general manager of the Thousand Island Steamboat company, and the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company, with headquarters at Clayton, in speaking of the season just opening.


The steamer Tacoma touched on her way up Saturday.

The steamer Dunellum (sic - Dunelm ?) passed on her way up from Montreal.

The steambarge John Randall arrived from Oswego on Sunday evening with coal for the Rideau.

The tug Queen with dredge No. 1 and scows, arrived from Alexandria Bay, and will be at Davis' dry dock for a week.

The steamer Corona, of the Niagara Navigation company fleet, is at the dry dock for repairs. The Corona is a very large boat and will just enter the dock. She will be scraped and painted.

M.T. Co.: steamer Windsor cleared for Oswego to load coal for Montreal; steamer Winona cleared for Fort William, Saturday night, after unloading 90,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer City of Montreal down Sunday; steamer North King, down and up, Sunday; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa, Saturday night; schooner J.B. Kitchen cleared for Buffalo to load grain for Richardsons' after unloading coal from Oswego.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1909