The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1909

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Hulk Still Under Water.

Watertown, N.Y., Nov. 10th - Attorney Raymond Cornwall returned from Alexandria Bay, where he spent Sunday. In speaking of the Islander, which was burned at her dock at the Bay several weeks ago, Mr. Cornwall said that the hulk was still lying in front of the dock, completely under water. A light warns approaching vessels of the danger. All boats are now obliged to land at the Crossman dock. The engine, dynamo and shafting have been removed from the hulk, but the main part has resisted all efforts on the part of the wrecking crew.

New Steamers Ordered.

Cleveland, O., Nov. 10th - Four modern freight steamers for 1910 delivery have been ordered by the American Shipbuilding company. The boats are for southern furnace interests. Each will be of the 9,000 ton class. One of the new ships will be built in the Cleveland yards, while the others will be distributed to Lorain, Wyandotte and Superior.

p.2 May Have Celebration - of 100th anniversary of steam navigation - by L.Y.R.A.

p.4 Wolfe Island, Nov. 10th - Capt. Colin Hinckley's petition for the opening of the canal was signed by every intelligent voter on the island.



On United States Vessels At Canadian Ports.

Ottawa, Nov. 10th - Tonnage dues will be imposed by the federal government on United States vessels trading to Canadian ports on the great lakes. This action is taken because under the new United States tariff a similar tax is placed on Canadian ships trading on the lakes.

Ever since 1885, when a reciprocal arrangement was made between Canada and the United States, neither country has collected tonnage dues on lake shipping.

The new tariff of the United States, however, places a tax of ten cents per ton per car (year ?) on Canadian lake vessels. The Canadian government, therefore, seeing that the agreement has now been set aside, has decided to collect dues from American vessels at every port at which there is a harbormaster. On ships of 700 tons or larger $5 dues can be collected not more than twice each year.


The steamer Plummer passed down.

The steamer Algonquin cleared for Fort William.

The steamer Bothnia arrived from Montreal light.

The steamer Saginaw went into the government dry dock.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards'.

Swift's: schooner Mary Ann Lydon with coal from Oswego; steamer Aletha from bay points.

The tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal with three barges and the tug Bronson arrived from that port with five barges.

The steamer City of Ottawa, reported aground near Farran's Point, was released, and went on to Montreal.

The steamer Welshman, burned at Chute a Blondeau, was a very old vessel, and about twenty-five years ago, then a steambarge, used to come to Kingston with cargoes. Old marine men, yesterday, recalled the Welshman. Explosion of a lamp is given as the cause of the damage, and the vessel was a complete loss. It was owned by the Ottawa Forwarding company. The loss is about $18,000, partly covered by insurance. The Welshman was built in the seventies, and rebuilt about seven years ago.

p.6 Wolfe Island Council, Nov. 1st - Steamboat accounts paid: Calvin Co., $56.14; Jackson Press, $8.86; Macdonell & Farrell, balance in full, $5; Queen City Oil Co., $2; James Crawford, $50; D. Simmons, $66.66; James Davis, $41.34; R. Berry, $36.16; John Crawford, $20.66; R. Kiel, $20.66; G. Keegan, $31; Mrs. Davis, $20.66; G. Keegan, meals, $91.80; J. Davis, extra, $8.50; H. Sluman, extra, $1.50; Henry Davis, extra, $4.50; Mrs. Rawley, washing, $2.40; James Swift & Co., $211.25; McKelvey & Birch, $9.41;

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1909