The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1910

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Was it cold on Tuesday night? Just ask the crew of the schooner Cornelia. The Cornelia came over from Oswego during that night arriving with coal for Folger's wharf, early on Wednesday morning, and the crew reported it to be a very cold and rough night on the lake. The vessel was coated over with ice, and hot water had to be put through the hose to clear the decks. Sailing is certainly no big snap, either early or late in the season.

The steambarge Sowards has arrived at Perth, from Oswego, with a cargo of coal.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Toronto.

Capt. Papineau will clear with the steamer Bickerdike at two o'clock on Saturday morning. The Bickerdike will load cement at Belleville, take on a general cargo at Toronto, and then proceed to Fort William.

The Bickerdike has undergone extensive repairs during her stay at Swift's wharf, and is now in the best of condition for the season's work.

The steamer Missisquoi arrived from Gananoque, today, on her first trip of the season.

Steamer Conger Coal arrived in the city on Thursday morning from Toronto, with the schooner S.H. Dunn, which will be taken to Montreal to be used in the sand trade.

The steamer Ottawa was taken to Clayton on Thursday, and will be placed on her regular run between there and Alexandria Bay for the season. The steamer has been overhauled and is now one of the best boats of the fleet.



Two Men Were Injured At Sarnia.

Sarnia, April 14th - Shortly after five o'clock, yesterday, an explosion which could be heard a mile distant took place at the wharf of the Reid wrecking company, injuring two men. Two iron gas buoys of the acetylene generator type were being charged with carbide, preparatory to being placed in the river, the work being under the direction of C.F. Stewart, of the marine department. It is believed a small amount of water must have found its way into the tank, causing gas to generate. Mr. Stewart and a sailor named George Day, Sarnia, were standing at each side of the aperture and were thrown several feet and picked up burned and bleeding. Dr. James was summoned and found Stewart badly burned about the face, neck and head, and ordered him to be taken to the hospital. His eyesight may be effected. Day's injuries are less serious and he was taken to his home.

Daily Standard, April 14, 1910

p.2 Change of Ferry Officer - Captain John F. Curran has resigned from the command of the ferry steamer, Miss Vandenburg, running between Prescott and Ogdensburg. He has been succeeded by Captain D.A. Kiah, Sr. Capt. Curran is to go on a lake steamer.

Gananoque, April 14th - ...The schooner Horace Taber arrived in town yesterday with a cargo of coal for W.H. Robinson. This is the first cargo to enter port this season. The str. Missisquoi made the first trip of the season from Rockport to Kingston, calling here today...The schooner Britton (Briton) is at Oswego loading coal for the Scranton Coal Company.

Steamers Waiting - The supply of coal being delivered at the Oswego chutes does not begin to meet the demand of boats in waiting. Several coal carrying steamers have been held there the past few days.



The steamer Bickerdike, under the command of Captain Batineau, expects to clear on Saturday for Belleville, where she will load cement for Toronto and then go to Chicago.

The steamer Aletha, from Bay ports this morning, cleared at three a.m. for Belleville on her regular trip.

The schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego to load coal for Jas. Swift & Co.

The steamer Ottawa of the White Squad Line, was out around the harbor this morning.

The steambarge Congor arrived with the schooner S.H. Dunn from Toronto, to go into the Government dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Missisquoi made her first trip of the season today.

The steamer Sowards arrived at Bath with coal this morning.

p.8 Fire In Ogdensburg Steamer - The loss by fire sustained by the str. John Rugee of the Hall coal fleet, at Ogdensburg, on Sunday last, is estimated from $15,00 to $20,000, fully covered by insurance. The cause of the fire is attributed to combustion in the coal bunkers.

To Take Up Purser's Duties - William McNeil will leave tonight for Toronto to take up his purser's duties on the steamer City of Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1910