The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1909

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p.1 Gananoque, Sept. 24th - ...The coal schooner Briton cleared yesterday, light, for Oswego.


Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 24th - The steamer Monteagle, which ran ashore at Mud Lake early Sunday, to prevent her foundering after a big hole had been stove in her port bow by striking a submerged crib, burned to the water's edge on Wednesday.

The Montealge was owned by Downey & Co., Oswego, N.Y., and commanded by Capt. Stephen Murphy. She was built at Mills' shipyard in Buffalo by M.J. Cummings, and came out in July or August, 1884. The Monteagle was a wooden boat, strongly built, and was one of the best steamers of her class on the lakes.

p.3 Wolfe Island Council, Sept. 6th - steamboat accounts paid: McKelvey & Birch, amount of account, $37.82; Mrs. Keegan, amount of account, $8.62; G. Keegan, meals, $90.24; St. Lawrence Ice Co., $4.50; Mrs. Rawley, washing, $3.35; Jas. Crawford, one month as captain, $50; Jas. Davis, 31 days as mate, $41.34; D. Simons, one month as engineer, $66.65; R. Berry, 31 days as fireman, $36.16; R. Kiel, 31 days as deckhand, $25.84; John Crawford, 31 days as deckhand, $25.84; G. Keegan, 31 days as purser, $31; Mrs. Davis, 31 days as cook, $20.66; Henry Davis, 1 day, extra deckhand, $1.50; T.H. Sleeman, one day, extra deckhand, $1.50; R. Berry, two days, extra deckhand, $3; Queen City Oil Co., account, $2.

p.5 Pith of the News - Buffalo and other lake ports are protesting vigorously against the two cent tonnage tax which the Payne bill now places upon vessels coming from foreign to American ports.



The schooner Ford River ran into a heavy squall, yesterday, while on her way to Charlotte, loaded with feldspar, and was stripped of part of her canvas and was compelled to return to Kingston. She had on a cargo of feldspar for Charlotte, which she loaded at Richardsons' wharf. The accident is a most unfortunate one for Capt. C. Daryeau, as he will have to send out of town to secure new sails, and this will cause quite a delay. He may be able to secure the sails off the schooner Maxwell, which was wrecked near Cleveland a short time ago.

The steamer Edmonton is on her way from Fort William with grain for Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Iroquois cleared for the upper lakes.

The schooner Britton passed on her way to Oswego.

The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points today.

The steamer Dundurn is due down Saturday from Hamilton to Montreal.

The schooner St. Louis arrived at Gananoque from Sodus with coal.

The steamer City of Ottawa passed down this morning.

The steamer Sowards left the government dry dock today.

The steamer Stranger, owned by Capt. George Hammond, makes its last trip to Gananoque on Saturday, and will return to go into winter quarters till next spring.

The steamer Ramona will complete its Thousand Island season on Sunday, and return here on Monday to be laid up.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will run the Thousand Island mail route until November 1st. In the meantime the steamer America will continue on the Cape Vincent route.

An eighty-five foot steamer is likely to be built here during the winter for a Smith's Falls company.

The steamer Acadian passed up this morning.

The steamer Donnelly arrived from Newcastle with the schooner Katie Eccles, which ran aground, and which will go on the drydock.

The steamer Rapids Queen suffered a break down in her machinery, on Thursday afternoon, and ran aground. The Calvin company was telegraphed for aid. The steamer Chieftain, with a full wrecking equipment, was sent to the scene.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1909