The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1909

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p.1 Gananoque, Sept. 7th - The coal schooner Briton has cleared for Oswego.

p.3 News of the World - Through a misunderstanding of signals, the big steel freighter Arthur H. Hawgood has sunk at the bottom of the Canadian Soo.

p.5 Pith of the News - The steamer Arthur H. Hawkins, sunk in the Canadian Soo canal, has been raised.

p.8 Yacht Club Cruise - down river to Gananoque.


The tug Mary of the M.T. Co. is in the government drydock.

The steamer Sowards, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Sowards.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Charlotte with coal for Sowards.

The steambarge Mary Louise arrived from Morton to load cement off the cars.

The steamer Wahcondah passed up.

The government boat Scout cleared for Prescott this morning.

M.T. Co.: tug Mary from Montreal, two barges; tug Emerson from Montreal, three barges; steamer Westmount from Fort William with 113,000 bushels of oats, cleared for Fort William.

A dredge is at work on Napanee River, deepening the ever filling channel. The work is under direction of Edward H. Pense, engineer for the public works department, who lately was successful in locating the shoal off the mouth of the Napanee river.

The G.T.R. ferry Ontario No. 1 ran ashore near Cobourg on Saturday afternoon. The Donnelly Wrecking Co., of Kingston, was telephoned, and that company's two tugs started out. The car ferry, however, was later released after a portion of her cargo was lightered. John Donnelly left yesterday for Cobourg to represent the underwriters in fixing the insurance damage.

An Ottawa despatch says: "It is learned that contrary to statements which have been going the rounds of the press, work on the middle or "all-Canadian" channel from Lake Ontario to the head of the St. Lawrence canal system below Prescott, is practically at a standstill." The probabilities are, therefore, that the new channel cannot be opened for traffic until 1911.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1909