The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1909

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The schooner Maize is at Davis' dry dock to undergo repairs.

The schooner Cornelia is loading feldspar at Richardsons'.

The steamer Tim Healey and barge cleared for Picton.

The steamer Rosemount cleared for Fort William last night.

The government steamer Scout was at the dry dock on Thursday night.

The steamer McCormick arrived from Oswego and went into Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Wassaga (Wasaga ?) passed up, on her way to Belleville, to load cement for Fort William.

The steamer St. Louis cleared for Rideau canal ports this morning with passengers and freight.

The steamer Canadian will load grain at Fort William for Richardsons' elevator. The steamer will arrive in a week.

Swift's: steamer City of Montreal up tonight; steamer Caspian down and up today; schooner Cornelia cleared for Oswego today.

The harbormaster has been asked if noisy gasoline yachts do not come under the new noise bylaw passed by the city council. He will consult the city engineer about the matter.

Capt. William Smith will likely remove the remains of the old steamers Empire State and Pilgrim from the lower harbor during the coming fall. The hulks are offered to whoever will remove them.

Pleasure boat owners continue to express annoyance over the existence of the long line of abandoned piles that once formed the foundation of the K. & P. railway pier below Cataraqui bridge. The piles are a menace to navigation in their present condition. The city council should ask the K. & P. Railway company if it has any further use for them. The company will no doubt do the right thing.

Harbormaster McCammon is sometimes called upon to bring stubborn captains to time. At Swift's wharf, on Wednesday afternoon, the captain of a small steamer wouldn't back up to allow another steamer to land. The harbormaster, who was on the wharf, soon settled the wordy warfare by ordering the captain of the landed vessel to make room, and the order was obeyed.

p.5 Collided With Dredge - Amherstburg, Aug. 6th - The steamer Louisiana, bound up with coal, collided with the dredge Columbia, of the Great Lakes Dredge and Rock company, near Bar Point at seven o'clock this morning. The dredge is being towed to dry-dock. The steamer proceeded with a badly twisted stem.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Major Ferry cleared this afternoon for Sodus to load coal for the cotton mill.

Personal Mention - Capt. George Batten, of the steamer Rapids King, who has been quite ill, is fast recovering.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1909