The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1909

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p.5 The Soo Canal Damaged - Sault Ste. Marie, Aug. 9th - While opening the lower gates of the Canadian canal to lock up the steamer Widner, Sunday evening, the cables which open and close the gates snapped, placing the canal out of commission. It was expected that a diver would have the damage repaired by this morning.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Varuna called at Swift's wharf, Saturday afternoon, with a party of Belleville people, on the way to spend Sunday at Thousand Island Park.


The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego with coal for the Grove Inn.

The schooner Ford River arrived from Erie, with coal for the cotton mill and Richardsons'.

Swift's wharf: steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer City of Ottawa down Sunday; steamer Varuna from Thousand Island Park, for Bay of Quinte points today.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Windsor arrived, light, from Montreal, and will stay over for repairs; steamer Kinmount, from Chicago, with 72,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Advance cleared for Montreal, Sunday morning, grain-laden, from the west.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1909