The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1909

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p.1 Gananoque, July 22nd - ...The schooner Briton is in port with coal. The Rockport Navigation company's steamer Missisquoi made her initial trip to Iroquois for the season yesterday.

Latest News - James Whalen, Port Arthur, has given orders to the Superior Shipbuilding company, of Superior, Wisconsin, for the construction of a steel floating dry-dock to cost about $50,000.



Steamer Westmount Ran Into Mooers' Elevator.

About 7:10 o'clock Wednesday evening, the steamer Westmount, of the Montreal Transportation company line, hit Mooers' elevator, and did considerable damage.

The steamer was bound down from Fort William with grain, and was making a landing to take on a pilot and supplies. The steamer generally pulls in at the dry-dock, for such matters, but the Westmount went by, and hit the wharf in front of the elevator.

The wharf split, and the bow of the boat hit the building, putting a fair-sized dent in it. Some of the machinery on the outside of the building was broken. On the inside, just back of where the vessel struck, two small engines are situated, and the base these rest on was jarred by the force of the blow. The end of the wharf was shifted about eighteen inches by the collision. No damage was done to the steamer, and she proceeded on her way east. It was one of those peculiar accidents that sometimes happen to the best of navigators.

Marine Items.

The steamer Wasaga passed down yesterday.

The schooner Maize is at the penitentiary from Charlotte with coal.

The steambarge John Randall is at Richardsons' elevator, loading a cargo of wheat for Washburn.

The schooner Ford River is in port and is being given a coat of paint.

The steamer Arabian passed down yesterday.

Capt. Smith of Belleville, formerly of the schooner Dundee, has taken charge of the schooner W.J. Suffel. The Suffel cleared for Belleville.

The steamer Jeska passed on her way from Smith's Falls to Oswego, and the steambarge Kenirving passed on her way to Smith's Falls from Oswego with coal.

M.T. Co.: The tug Mary from Montreal, light, cleared with two grain barges for Montreal; tug Emerson from Montreal with two government scows and two barges.

Swift's: steamer City of Montreal up tonight; steamer Dundurn passed down Wednesday night; steamer North King down and up today; steambarge Aberdeen cleared for Belleville to pick up her barges on her way to Erie for coal; schooner Keewatin due from Oswego today with coal.

p.8 To Go On Cruise - local yachts to cruise to Stella.

Day's Episodes - The Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Navigation company, yesterday, received a cheque for the damages and costs entailed by a collision of the steamer Caspian with the Magedoma, a Brockville steamyacht.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1909