The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1909

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p.1 Latest News - The barrels found floating in Lake Superior were swept off the decks of the Northern Navigation company's steamer, while taking oil from Sarnia to Port Arthur for the Imperial Oil company. The vessel experienced terrible weather.

p.5 Not Likely So - the death of sailor Edward Ashley not believed.


The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Oswego.

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

The steamer Ames passed down, Sunday, and the steamer Pellatt passed up.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived from bay ports, with grain for Richardsons' elevator.

The coal steamer Isabel Reed cleared for Oswego Sunday after unloading coal at Swift's.

The steamer Porter cleared for Picton with the barge Isabella Reed, which will be laid up.

The steamer Prince Rupert cleared, Sunday night, for Fort William. She was delayed a short time in order to allow for some repairs.

The steamer Wassaga (Wasaga ?) discharged 66,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator, and cleared for Belleville, to load cement for Fort William.

The steamer Cataract cleared for Belleville, to load cement for Toronto, and will then proceed to Port Dalhousie, to be laid up for the season.

The steamer Alexandria passed up, Saturday night, and discharged freight at Folger's wharf. It is her last trip of the season and she will be laid up at Picton.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson cleared, light, for Lachine; steamer Kinmount arrived from Fort William, discharged 100,000 bushels of oats, wheat and barley, and cleared for Fort William; tug Thomson, from Montreal, three light barges.


Watertown, N.Y., Nov. 22nd - To take the place of the Islander, the Thousand Island Steamboat company's steamer, burned at Alexandria Bay last September, the company is constructing a new steamer, the Ottawa.

The following letter has been received from Howard Folger, general manager of the company:

"The steamer Islander will be replaced by our new steamer Ottawa, now under process of construction. The Ottawa is a screw wheel boat, in appearance very much like the New Island Wanderer, but with more deck room and splendid accommodations for passengers, freight, mails and express. She will be equipped in first class condition and ready for service when navigation opens in April. Her boiler is being built by the Kingsford Foundry and Machine Works, at Oswego.


Ogdensburg, Nov. 22nd - The fall season on the St. Lawrence river promises to break all former records this season in the line of excursions. Saturday the river steamers made special trips from Alexandria Bay, from Brockville and from Morrisburg to this city, all boats bringing many excursionists.

The captains of the boats said they expected to conduct excursions to the city again next Saturday. Usually all the passenger boats are tied up before the middle of November.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1909