The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1909

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The steamer Acadian passed down yesterday.

The steamer Sowards went on Davis' dry dock today for repairs.

The government steamer Loretta, which plies in the Rideau, is in port.

The steamer Jeska passed up on her way to Oswego, with a cargo of lumber.

The steamer John Randall is loading grain for Washburn at Richardsons'.

The steam yacht Ramona may be taken to the Hudson for use during the Fulton celebration.

The government steamer Loretta arrived, today, from river points, and will remain until Saturday.

The steam yacht Morning Star, owned by Hon. Clifford Sifton, cleared today after undergoing repairs.

The steamer Philps (sic - Phelps ?) left Davis' dry dock today, and cleared for Chaumont, with the schooner Acacia in tow.

The tug Thomson, of the Montreal Transportation company, arrived from Lachine, today, with the barge Acadia, loaded with damaged grain for Richardsons'.

The steamer Westport is loading package freight for Rideau points.

The steamer Edmonton passed up Thursday night to Belleville, to load cement for Fort William.

Heavy engines at Clayton are causing the piers to sag and slide into the river. The engines hereafter will only run on solid ground until new cement piers are built.

The steamer Tagona passed up, Thursday night to Fort William.

Swift's: steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Dundurn up tonight; steamer Stranger for Gananoque.

It is expected that the steamer Advance, in the government dry dock for repairs to the bottom of her stern, will be out tonight. The steamer was grounded at the Galops rapids to prevent collision with another vessel entering the canal.

p.5 Pith of the News - The steamer Mary A. Boyce has arrived at Superior, Minn., shipyard, with steel for the construction of a floating drydock for the Canadian Towing & Wrecking Co. of Port Arthur.

His Body Severed - Sault Ste. Marie, Aug. 20th - Frederick G. Cogswell, a watchman on steamer J.T. Hutchinson, fell between ship and canal wall at Soo.

p.8 An Easy Winner - Dixie II took first boat race for gold cup at Alexandria Bay.


The large motor boat Butterfly, owned by E.R. Thomas, of Buffalo, ran hard on the Featherweight (sic - Featherbed ?) Shoal, between Cape Vincent and Wolfe Island, at nine o'clock on Thursday evening. Her efforts to float herself failed, and the aid of the Calvin company was sought. This afternoon the tug Frontenac left for the scene of the accident and will soon float the disabled yacht. The Butterfly will be brought to Davis' drydock for repairs. It is eighty-five feet long and draws five feet of water.

Notes About Vessels.

The steamer Prince Rupert and consort Burmah, from Duluth, with ore, have arrived at Deseronto.

The schooner Ceylon is receiving a new foremast and mainmast at Garden Island.

The schooner Britton, of Gananoque, is at Garden Island to receive a new foremast and bowsprit.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1909