The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1909

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p.1 Latest News - Twenty-five vessels and sixty-two lives were lost on the great lakes during the season of navigation just closed.

The steamer Port Colborne, of Kingston, has loaded cement at Port Dalhousie, for Fort William. At the latter place she loads grain for Midland, where she will winter.



The tug Glide arrived from Montreal with one barge.

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

The steambarge Navajo has been laid up for the winter at Richardsons' slip.

The steamer Arabian passed up, Saturday night, on her way to Hamilton.

The steamer Dundurn passed up Sunday on her way from Montreal to Hamilton.

The heavy wind of last night gave the vessels tied up in port a great shaking up.

The steamer Bickerdike, of the Merchants Montreal line, has gone into winter quarters at Swift's.

The steamer Advance is on her way from Fort William, loaded with grain, for Prescott. The Advance will be laid up in Kingston.

The steamer Belleville left the government dry dock today after undergoing extensive repairs. She was towed to Swift's slip where she has gone into winter quarters after a successful season.

The steamer Westmount made the fastest trip on record. She made the trip from Fort William to Kingston and back to Fort William in nine days and seven hours, leaving Fort William on the night of November 22nd at 11:15 o'clock, and arriving back on the morning of December 2nd at seven o'clock. That is going some and shows what can be done with a crew of union firemen.

Big Loss To The City - It is rather unfortunate for Kingston that the new Kingston Shipbuilding company didn't have control of the dry dock now. The government is going to use it for minor repairs to its dredges this winter and several big vessels that applied for it will be lost to the city. Fully $40,000 worth of repairs would have been done on them, one half of which would have been on labor. However, the dry-dock will be a busy place for the next twenty-one winters.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Dec 1909