The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1909

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Nov. 12th - It is expected the Poe lock will be ready for service again within a week's time. The sill and breast walls are practically uninjured and it will be necessary only to replace the damaged leaf. For this purpose the pontoon derrick of the Canadian canal will be taken over to lift the heavy iron gates which weigh ninety tons each. If there should be a hitch in the proposed plans it will be necessary to pump out the entire canal thus also rendering the Weitzel lock inoperative. A large fleet is held up above the Canadian canal and also below. The Canadian officials are handling the traffic, as fast as possible, but boats are suffering a delay of from fifteen to twenty hours, awaiting their locking.

p.4 Gananoque, Nov. 12th - ...Capt. D.J. Kenney has returned to town, after finishing the season on the Rideau, and will, during the winter, overhaul the steamer Columbia, recently purchased by him for the Rideau route next season, and instal a new boiler in her. Sneak thieves were found to have been on board the craft and carried off one of the signal lamps....

p.5 New Welland Canal - if built close to Hamilton will be a boom to that city.



The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay ports.

The steamer Seguin was at the government dry dock yesterday.

The steamer Saginaw left the government dry dock this morning.

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

The steamer City of New York is at Richardsons' elevator, loading grain for Quebec.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego with the schooner Major Ferry in tow, to load coal.

The tug Bronson is in the government dry dock, having a wheel, broken on her up trip, replaced.

The steamers Plummer and Key Port passed down. Both are grain-laden, bound for Montreal, the Plummer from Fort William and the Key Port from Port Colborne.

The steamer Sowards, under Capt. Mack Shaw, made record time on her last trip to Oswego, making the round trip, and taking on a cargo, all in fourteen hours and twenty-three minutes.

M.T. Co.: tug Bartlett cleared with barge Melrose for Charlotte, to load coal for Montreal; tug Mary cleared for Montreal, with two grain barges; tug Thomson is expected from Montreal today with five light barges; steamer Fairmount, due, this afternoon, from Fort William, with 80,000 bushels of grain, will clear for Fort William; steamers Westmount and Rosemount, due tomorrow from Fort William with 160,000 bushels of wheat, also barge Quebec with 65,000 bushels of wheat, which will be taken on to Montreal. Four other grain vessels are on their way to Kingston, from Fort William.

p.8 The Day's Episodes - The steamer Welshman, burned near Lachute, last Sunday, was built in 1873 for the late C.F. Gildersleeve, by the late William Power on the site now occupied by the government dry dock. The machinery was made in Toronto, and was installed by John F. McEwen, of this city. The Welchman carried wood from Rideau canal ports for the R. & O. N. company. Years afterward she was sold to the Ottawa Forwarding company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1909