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

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p.1 Latest News - Both the upper and lower main gates of the Canadian Soo canal were carried away, Wednesday afternoon. The accident was caused by the freight steamer Walker, of the Gilchrist steamship company, ramming the lower gates while closed.

Gananoque, June 10th - ....The steambarge Waterlily cleared light for Picton yesterday afternoon. The schooner Horace Taber arrived last evening with coal.

p.2 Str. Kingston Ball Team - meeting to elect officers and plan the season.

p.3 Feat In Quick Loading - Detroit, June 10th - A record feat in quick loading was done at Ashland, yesterday, in the case of the steel trust steamer Corey, which took on 10,234 tons of ore in exactly sixty-three minutes, which is believed to be the best time ever made. The ore boats are getting quick despatch at both ends of the lakes.

p.5 Kingston The Place - for the establishment of a naval training school.



Of Toledo Yacht Club Here Today.

The steel steamyacht Caroline, flagship of the Toledo Yacht Club, touched port this morning on her way from Boston to Toledo, via Halifax. Commodore Edward Ford, of the Toledo club, and family, were on board. The Caroline left Boston on May 27th, coming around the coast and up the St. Lawrence. Commodore Ford reported a fine trip, but rather rough weather along by Father Point, and very cold up by Quebec. The Caroline is a fine steel yacht, about one hundred and twenty feet in length, and fitted up like a home. Everything possible is provided for the comfort of the passengers. Captain Murray brought the yacht from Montreal and Captain "Nick" Henderson took her on up the bay to Port Dalhousie.

Marine Intelligence.

The barge Huron is loading a cargo of corn at Richardsons' for Montreal.

The steamer Sowards from Oswego is unloading coal at Rockwood hospital.

The schooner Maize arrived from Charlotte with coal for the penitentiary.

The barge Selkirk is at Buffalo loading 57,000 bushels of oats for Richardson's. The steambarge Mary Louise is loading a cargo of general freight for Rideau canal ports.

The steambarge Westport arrived from Rideau canal ports with freight, and will load cement.

The steambarge John Randall passed on her way from Oswego to Smith's Falls, with coal.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn up today; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego after loading coal.

One of the barges of the M.T. Co., which has been undergoing repairs, is now about ready for launching.

The steamer Corona cleared for Toronto on Wednesday after being repaired at the government dry dock.

The steamer Algonquin is on her way from Fort William to Richardsons' elevator, grain-laden. She is expected to arrive on Friday.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Mary cleared for Cape Vincent, N.Y., for two light barges, St. Louis and Buckeye State; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two grain bargesand one coal barge; steamer Westmount called on her way to Montreal, grain laden.


Invitations have been issued by the Grand Trunk railway for the trial trip of the Huronic, the Northern Navigation company's new steamship, from Collingwood to Sarnia, on Saturday. This boat, unquestionably the finest passenger steamship on the upper lakes, is owned by the Northern Navigation company to ply the lakes in connection with the Grand Trunk service to Sarnia, and it is expected to aid materially in popularizing the Canadian route on the upper lakes.

There will be a distinguished party of railroad and steamship officials and pressmen on the trial trip, including Charles M. Hays, second vice-president and general manager of the Grand Trunk, and other general officers of the system, H.H. Gildersleeve, manager, and the directors and officers of the Northern Navigation company. A number of Kingstonians will participate in the outing.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jun 1909