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

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p.1 Keeper Transferred - Cape Vincent, N.Y., Nov.19th - Robert Allen, a keeper of the Carleton Island light, has been transferred to Erie, Pa. Mr. Allen has been stationed here for the past four years and has made many friends, who regret his departure.



The schooner Ford River cleared for Charlotte with feldspar.

The schooners Kitchen and Major Ferry cleared for Oswego.

The tug Glide arrived from Montreal with three light barges.

The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points today.

The steambarge Jeska cleared for Oswego to load coal for Napanee.

The steamer Plummer passed up on her way from Montreal to Fort William with freight.

The steamer Dundurn is due at Swift's tonight from Montreal with passengers and freight.

p.5 News of World - The steamer Bransford, of the Hawgood line, is ashore on Isle Royale and is in bad shape.

Incidents of the Day - The three schooners, Major Ferry, Kitchen and Ford River, which cleared last night for Oswego, are now held up at Four Mile Point, wind bound.


The Government Dry Dock For Repairs.

The steamers City of Ottawa and Carleton, both of Montreal, will enter the government dry dock here in turn, after the steamer Keyport comes out. The steamer Keywest will receive only outside repairs, and not enter the dock. All four vessels will winter here.

The government dry dock has been leased for the winter by the M.T. company, which will place one of its large steamers in it for extensive repairs.

The steamer Aletha will continue on her bay route a week longer and then will lay upu at Deseronto. Kingston loses the Aletha as it is now owned by the Quinte Navigation company.

Busy At The Locks.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Nov. 19th - The opening of the Poe lock, Wednesday night, is rapidly relieving the congestion of vessels which formed above. Locking has been delayed by low water and, as a consequence, the Canadian lock has been working overtime, several boats being too deeply laden for the Poe lock. Three others of sixty feet beam will have to either await the rising of the water or to lighter, as the Canadian lock is not wide enough to admit them.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Nov 1909