The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1909

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p.1 Crushed In Canal - St. Catharines, Nov. 15th - ...William McElligoot, while the steamer McVittie was going through the canal, was given the task of fastening the snubbing cable to the snubbing post at the canal locks. At lock four, while he was catching the steel cable, it pulled him into the canal, and he fell between the steamer's side and the stonework of the lock....



The government steamer Scout cleared for Prescott.

James Dix did not go as pilot on the steamer Port Colborne, but as second mate.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer Aletha down today.

The government steamer Speedy is in port, and will clear for Toronto on Tuesday.

The steambarge Westport arrived in port with a cargo of bricks, from Washburn.

The steamer Missisquoi was here from Rockport, Saturday, on her last trip of the season.

The steamer City of New York cleared for Montreal with a cargo of wheat from Richardsons' elevator.

Sowards: steamer Sowards from Oswego, coal; schooners Mary Ann Lydon and Major Ferry from Oswego, coal.

The steamer Jeska arrived at the cotton mill with coal from Oswego.

The tug Edmund and barge Columbia arrived at Richardsons' elevator to load grain for Rideau canal ports; the steambarge John Randall is loading grain for Washburn.

M.T. Co.: steamer Westmount from Fort William, with 56,000 bushels of barley and 46,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Key West, from Port Colborne, grain-laden, lightered on her way to Montreal; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Emerson from Montreal with three light barges; steamer Advance expected from Montreal today.

p.5 Had To Lighter Cargo - Port Huron, Nov. 15th - The Canadian steamer Rupert, down bound, stopped here and reported that she had run aground during the night at a point just off Pointe aux Barques, and was obliged to lighter a portion of her cargo before being freed. She is uninjured.

p.7 Gananoque, Nov. 15th - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber, unloading her last cargo for the season at Robertson's sheds, has gone out of commission for this season and will be laid up in Gananoque river.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1909