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

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To Go Over Route Of Ill-Fated Schooners.

A Kingston vessel, the steambarge Ida E., owned by Capt. Grant Horne, has been chartered to make a trip, which resulted in the wrecking of two vessels, namely, the schooners Maxwell and the Straubenzie. These two vessels were on their way to Cleveland, to load sand for Port Hope, when they met with a mishap.

The Maxwell was wrecked in a severe gale, and the Straubenzie was in collision with the steamer City of Erie. Some of the marine men are inclined to look upon the trip as one of the "hoodoo" class, and say that the trip should be abandoned for this season.

However, Capt. Horne is not at all superstitious, and will clear for Cleveland tonight, and everyone will join in wishing him a safe and pleasant trip.

The schooner Katie Eccles, which has been laid up for repairs at Davis' dry dock, cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Newcastle.

The schooner Keewatin is due from Oswego today, with coal for Swift's.

The steamer City of Ottawa is due up tonight from Montreal to Fort William.

The schooner Ford River, loading feldspar at Richardsons', cleared for Charlotte.

The steambarge Sowards cleared for Oswego.

George Plunkett, the well known marine man of Cobourg, owner of the steamer City of New York, and the schooner Kitchen, is in the city.

The steamer City of New York cleared from Oswego for Toronto with coal, with the schooner Arthur, also loaded with coal.

The steamer Windsor cleared from Port Dalhousie last evening. She is coal laden, on her way to Montreal.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Rockport, yesterday, with quite a number of passengers and considerable freight. This has been a record year for this steamer, and business promises to keep up until quite late in the fall.

M.T. Co.: tug Bronson from Montreal, three light barges; tug Emerson up, three light barges; steamer Westmount and barge Quebec, from Fort William with 140,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Morley, from Duluth, will arrive 3 a.m. Thursday, with 65,000 bushels of wheat; tugs Thomson and Bronson will clear tomorrow for Montreal with seven grain laden barges.



To Seek Advice of the Minister of Marine.

....For some months, the Portsmouth council has been endeavoring to find the owner of the steamer Island Queen, sunk in the bay, and which it desires removed. It has been shown that Thomas J. Craig and Lawrence J. Cosgrove are the registered owners in the Montreal customs house, but they cannot be reached. On the advice of J.L. Whiting, K.C., the Council will write the Minister of Marine about the matter and ask what it should do in order to get rid of the vessel which is no ornament to Hatter's Bay.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Oct 1909