The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1909

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p.1 Pith of the News - It is understood that the price paid by the Niagara Navigation Co. and Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co. for Milloy's wharf, Toronto, was $280,000.

p.5 Got Steamer Off - Port Dalhousie, Oct. 13th - The worst gale of the season was blowing here last night, and the storm signals were flying. No boat could venture out at all. The strong gale blew the steamer Rosemount right across the harbor and put her hard aground. Three tugs pulled at the vessel from early morning and managed to get her off about about 8:30 o'clock. The steamer Lakeside, which runs between here and Toronto, was unable to get out of the harbor to make her trip. The steamer Cataract is in harbor waiting for fair weather. The Rosemount and barge left at nine o'clock this morning, bound for Kingston.

p.6 Deseronto, Oct. 11th - ...The steamers Alexandria and Belleville called on their trips this week. The steamers Aletha makes her trips on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Jeska cleared on Saturday with lumber for Oswego.



And Carried Off Gas Buoys.

It was very rough, last night, both on land and on the water. The wind blew so hard that it carried away the gas buoy at the Myles' shoal, and also carried off the penitentiary light. The latter came in near the water-works wharf, but the other went down the river, or as one marine man stated, "cleared for river ports, without a pilot." It is some time since the wind was so strong that it carried off the lights. The waves were mountain high, as a result of the high wind, and all vessels in port did not venture out.

The steamer Mapleton, which cleared from Richardsons' elevator, is now in shelter at Four Mile Point.

The steamer Rosemount and barge Hamilton, grain laden, from Fort William for the Montreal Transportation company, were held up at Port Dalhousie, yesterday, by a heavy gale and snow storm.

The steamer Regina passed down.

The tug Edmond and barge Columbian arrived from Bedford Millls, with a cargo of wood for R. Crawford.

Swift's: steamer City of Ottawa from Montreal to Fort William; steamer Bickerdike due tonight from Fort William to Montreal; steamer Aletha from bay points.

M.T. Co.: tug Bronson from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamer Stormount due tonight from Sydney, loaded with rails for Fort William; steamer Glenmount is at Sydney loading rails for Fort William, on her last trip of the season.

The barge St. Louis is at the government dry dock, and the steamer Bothnia will go on next.

The schooner Katie Eccles went into Davis' dry dock for further repairs.

The steamer Bothnia is in the government dry dock.

The schooner Katie Eccles is in Davis' dry dock.

A vessel has been windbound at Nine Mile Point for two days.

The steamer Lloyd S. Porter, from Erie, with coal, is at the waterworks' wharf.

It is said that Messrs. Collier and Parks, of Picton, will put the steamer Salabury on the Cove-Napanee route next season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1909