The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1909

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p.1 Gananoque, July 28th - ....The steamer New Island Wanderer took out a large excursion party to Alexandria Bay, last evening, on her searchlight trip, under the auspices of the Citizen's Band. The coal schooner Briton pulled out of Gananoque river, last evening, and cleared light for Oswego for another cargo.

Latest News - The steambarge Van Allan has been purchased from the Toronto Electric Light company by Captain "Andy" Thompson of Port Arthur.



Sacket's Harbor, N.Y., July 28th - R.C. Graves, keeper of Galloups Island light, reported to United States Customs Officer G.D. Read, of this port, that he is holding at the Galloups for salvage 200 cords of pulp wood that was washed off the barge Dunmore during the severe storm of Sunday. Mr. Graves and his assistant, Mr. Grant, worked throughout the night Sunday night bringing to land and making secure there the pulp logs. Their families worked with them throughout the greater part of the night and succeeded in procuring the 150 cords of the wood.

The steel tug Bartlett with the barges Dunmore and Bolivia, all belonging to the Montreal Transportation Co., were proceeding from Montreal to Oswego Saturday, with loads of pulp wood when they encountered the severe storm just off the Galloups. A heavy sea swept over and carried off 200 cords of pulp wood from the decks. The boats then put into Sacket's where they remained until after the storm. The pulp wood is valued at $8 a cord.


The steam barge Mary Louise cleared for Rideau canal ports with cement.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego and will load coal for Crawford's.

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

The steamyacht Wawa touched port this morning, on her way down the river. She had a pleasure party on board.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn down today; steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa, tonight; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego today, after unloading coal at Swift's.

M.T. Co.: steamer Kinmount, from Duluth, with 72,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson from Cape Vincent, two barges; tug Emerson from Montreal three light barges, cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges.

Decision Against Simla.

Judge Hazen, of Buffalo, N.Y., has handed down a decision in the libel action of the United States Transportation company, owners of the steamer L.C. Smith, against the steamers J.C. Gilchrist and Simla, relieving the Gilchrist from responsibility.

A collision between the Simla, owned by the Calvin company, of Garden Island, down-bound, and the Smith, up-bound, occurred on the morning of November 6th, 1905, at Woodtick Island, near Marine City. According to the testimony the steamer Gilchrist overtook the steamer Simla and in an endeavor to pass her on the starboard side brushed the Simla against the Smith, resulting in damage to the latter.

The case was tried in admiralty court in Buffalo before Judge Hazen some time ago, and decision was reserved. In his opinion Judge Hazen relieves the Gilchrist of blame, but charges the Simla with not having a lookout on board. A commissioner will be appointed by the court shortly to determine the amount of damages due the complainant in view of the decision just rendered.

Remove the Derelict.

The Portmouth council will take proceedings against the owners of four derelicts sunk in Hatter's Bay if they do not begin to remove the hulks by August 1st. Portsmouth does not want its bay continued any longer as a marine graveyard. The city council is also going to see that the lower harbor is also cleared of derelicts which are an eyesore.

p.6 Deseronto, July 27th - ....The steamer Simla cleared on Friday, after unloading a cargo of iron ore from Marquette. The schooner Theo. Voges cleared with lumber for Oswego on Monday night.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1909