The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1909

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Ashtabula, Ohio, June 14th - The passenger steamer Arundell, carrying 200 excursionists to Port Stanley, Ont., Friday, from Ashtabula Harbor, went aground at Amboy, ten miles east of Ashtabula, at midnight, on the return trip. The passengers were rescued by the crew with small boats. Women fainted, but no one was hurt. Many missed the trolley cars and slept in barns and fence corners all night. The boat is badly damaged. Tugs are working on it.

p.2 Kathleen Beat Chiriya - for third time.

p.4 Gananoque, June 14th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego on Saturday evening. In pulling out of Gananoque river she had the misfortune to strike the boat house owned by Dr. Bird, levelling it with the water.


The steamer Seguin, grain laden, on her way from Fort William to Montreal, ran aground near Farran's Point on Saturday. The steamer Donnelly was called to the scene. The Seguin touched here on Friday.

The steamer New Island Wanderer cleared for Clayton, N.Y., today, to go on her regular summer route.

The new government boat Lambton was at the dry dock. The Lambton will be used on Georgian Bay, for the fishing department.

The steamer Acacia (sic) cleared, Saturday night, for Oswego.

The steamer Sowards arrived, Sunday, from Oswego, with coal for Crawford's.

The schooner W.J. Suffel arrived from Oswego with coal for Crawford.

The schooner Katie Eccles cleared for Frenchman's Bay and the schooner Maize cleared for Charlotte.

The steambarge Westport is here from Washburn, with a cargo of bricks, to be used at the piano works building.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins, coal laden, from Oswego, is at Booth's.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer India, from Chicago, 48,000 bushels of corn; schooner Maxwell with cargo of barley from Whitby, will clear for Oswego; barge Klondyke loaded corn and barley for Quebec; sloop Ariadne from bay ports, with cargo of buckwheat.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Fairmount passed on her way from Fort William to Quebec, 72,000 bushels of wheat; tug Glide up, light; steamer Bothnia passed up, yesterday, from Three Rivers to Niagara with pulpwood; tug Bartlett from Buffalo with one grain barge.

The steambarge Mary Louise arrived from Morton with cargo of slabs for Crawford's.

The steamer Parthia was loading withs for Garden Island at the Kingston & Pembroke wharf today.

Swift's wharf: steamer Bickerdike up Sunday; steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer City of Ottawa down Sunday.

p.5 S.S. Hamonic Starts - Sarnia, June 14th - From her mooring at the little harbor of Collingwood the steamer Hamonic embarked on her initial trip on Saturday afternoon, to the accompaniment of the tooting of the whistles of the fleet assembled there and the tumultuous cheering of about all the citizens of the town. It was in every respect a most auspicious send-off to the biggest vessel that has yet been sent out to cater to the pleasure fleet of the upper lakes.

Mate Webb's Body Recovered - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., June 14th - The body of Second Mate Vincent Webb, drowned off the North Wind, on her first trip up the river this spring, was recovered on Sunday. His father, John Webb, resides in Seeley's Bay, Ont., near Kingston.

Steamer Went Aground - Amherstburg, June 14th - The steamer Wyoming, owned by Boland & Cornelius, bound down, went aground on the west side of the Lime Kiln crossing, between the north and south lightship, at nine o'clock this morning. The tug Harding went to her assistance, and a lighter has been sent, for the boat's bow is out four feet. at Amhertsburg.

p.8 Refused Toledo Request - Detroit, June 14th - wanted a new boat for Toledo naval reserve to replace the ancient Essex; treaty with Canada prevents war vessels on lakes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1909