The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1909

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p.1 Latest News - Investigation at Owen Sound shows the wreck of the S.S. Athabasca was caused by the mistake of the wheelsman, who went directly opposite to the captain's orders.

p.2 He Missed the Boat - Joseph Boyer was not among those lost on the steamer George Stone, wrecked and burned on Lake Erie. He is a son of A. Boyer, River street, this city. He was on the steamer as oiler or assistant engineer for one trip. On her return to Detroit Mr. Boyer left the steamer to get his clothes, as he intended to stay on the vessel until the close of navigation. He missed the boat by a few minutes, and is alive today.



Ottawa, Oct. 19th - All Canadian lights and fog alarms on Lake Superior will be kept in operation this year until December 10th, with the exception of Cariboo Island, which may not be kept in operation later than the 5th of December. All Canadian lights in the River St. Lawrence will be kept in operation until the close of navigation. Gas buoys will be kept at stations as long as the ice permits and when it is necessary to remove them spar markers will be laid down where possible.



The steamer Seguin passed up.

The steamer Plummer passed up.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived light from Cape Vincent.

The steamer Dundurn is due down on Wednesday, from Hamilton to Montreal.

The steambarge John Randall is running on the Rideau between Kingston and Westport.

The steambarge Westport cleared for Simcoe Island today, and will load pressed hay for Westport.

The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points on Monday, returning Monday afternoon.

The steamer Wasaga is due at Richardsons' elevator, tomorrow, from Fort William, with 60,000 bushels of wheat.

The schooner Ford River, now discharging coal at the Montreal Transportation company's wharf, will load feldspar at Richardsons' for the next trip.

The steamer Alexandria passed down, Monday night, on her regular trip. She had a very heavy load of freight on hand, which goes to show that the freight business is still rushing.

The steamer Rideau King, which ran aground on the Rideau, was towed here today by the steambarge John Randall, and will go into Davis' dry dock. The Randall carried the King's cargo.

M.T. Co.: The tug Bartlett arrived light, from Oswego, last night, and cleared for Montreal, with two grain barges; the steamer Iroquois arrived from Fort William with 100,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Haddington will arrive tomorrow, from Fort William.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1909