The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Oct 1909

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The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Rockport today.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Charlotte with feldspar.

The tug Bartlett cleared from Cape Vincent with a cargo of lumber for Oswego.

Two barges are being loaded with grain at Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.

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

The steamer Nevada passed up this morning. She loaded package freight at Gananoque.

The government boat Scout is engaged in replacing the buoys blown away by the storm.

The schooner Ford River arrived from Charlotte with 550 tons of coal for the M.T. Co.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, Friday night, with freight from Montreal.

No announcement has yet been made regarding the lease of the government dry dock. The locomotive works did not tender, as was anticipated.

Lake Ontario is three inches higher than the average September stage of the past ten years but ten inches lower than in September last year. In 1870 it was twelve inches higher, and in 1883 it was thirteen inches higher than in 1909. In September 1905, it was twenty-seven inches lower than this year.

M.T. Co.: steamer Rosemount and barge Hamilton cleared for Fort William; tug Mary cleared for Montreal, with two grain barges; tug Mary P. Hall from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three barges; tug Emerson from Montreal, three barges; steamer Acadian, due tonight from Fort William with grain.

The Rideau King Accident - Chaffey's Locks, Oct. 15th - The steamer Rideau King had the misfortune to run on a shoal in Mud Lake, last night, as the night was intensely dark. A hole was cut in her bottom. She is still half full of water.



The Steamer Athabasca Still Hard Aground

Owen Sound, Oct. 16th - The steamer Athabasca is still high on the rocks off the Flower Pot Island and so far three tugs and the steamer Alberta have been unable to pull her off, although working in a terrible gale. Part of her cargo is being transhipped to small lighters. Fifty men were taken from here yesterday, to assist in the work of removing the cargo. If the weather is favorable a united effort will be made tonight or tomorrow morning to pull off the vessel.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Oct 1909