The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1910

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p.1 Death of Veteran Navigator - Brockville, April 18th - Captain Patrick Fleming, one of the veteran pilots of the river and lakes is dead at his home in Ogdensburg at an advanced age. He was a skillful navigator and the master of several large boats. Four sons are pilots.



The government boat Speedy cleared for Prescott.

The schooner W.J. Suffel arrived from Trenton with grain for Richardsons.

The steamer Ida E. cleared for Buffalo to load coal for Georgian Bay ports.

The steamers Keywest and Keyport cleared for Buffalo to load coal for Fort William.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards'.

The crew of the steamer Glengarry arrived in the city on Monday morning.

The schooner Cornelia was due at Swift's today with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Keewatin arrived at Swift's today with coal from Oswego.

The steamer Chippewa, of Toronto, will come down to the government dry dock to have her bottom scraped.

The steamer City of Ottawa will leave the dry dock in a few days to be in readiness to go down to Montreal as soon as the canal opens.

Report was received in the city that the steamer Carleton, loaded with cement, and on her way to Fort William, ran aground at Deseronto. It is not known just what damage the boat suffered, but she will be brought to Kingston for examination. The Carleton was laid up all winter at Ogdensburg, and this was her first trip of the season.

Dead At Charlotte - David Daryeau, son of David Daryeau of Lansdowne, met death in an accident which occurred at Charlotte on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Daryeau was employed on the schooner Ford River, of which his uncle, Chauncey Daryeau, of Kingston, is the captain. His death was caused by an accident which occurred while the schooner was being loaded with coal for Kingston.......

Daily Standard, April 18, 1910



Rochester, N.Y., April 18th - David Daryaw, a seaman of Gananoque, Ont., was instantly killed at the docks of the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg Railroad at Charlotte on Saturday afternoon. Daryaw, with several other men, was working near the free end of a heavy coal conveyor when a strap broke and let the heavy chute fall on the man's head. The captain of the schooner Ford River, to which Daryaw was attached, narrowly escaped being struck by the falling shute, and a water-side character named White was badly bruised. He will recover from his injuries.



The steamer Ottawa is in the government dry dock undergoing repairs and expects to leave today.

The S.S. Calvin will go into the government dry dock for repairs today.

The government steamer Speedy cleared for Prescott this morning.

The steamers Keyport and Keywest cleared for Buffalo to load coal for Fort William.

The dredge Sir Richard is working about the harbor.

The S.S. Addie E. cleared to load coal for Georgian Bay ports.

The steamer Carleton, under command of Capt. Murray, was released from a shoal near Belleville.

The schooner W.J. Suffel is expected from Trenton with buckwheat for Richardsons', under command of Capt. Clark Taylor.

The steambarge Sowards cleared on Saturday night for Oswego to load coal and arrived this morning in remarkable time.


Gananoque News.

Gananoque, April 18th - The steamer Columbia, purchased at Clayton last fall by Capt. D.J. Kenney, and which has been entirely overhauled, and a new boiler placed in her, has been registered as a Canadian boat, and her name changed to Yennek. She has been engaged to run on what is known as the Butternut Bay route, out of Brockville, in place of the str. Victoria, recently sold. She will be placed in service there in June. In the meantime she will likely be open for charter here.


Why Wooden Vessels Get Lower Rate Than Steel.

The Press Committee of the International Seamen's Union of America, has issued a statement, explaining why, for the first time in history, wooden ships on the lakes are given a lower rate than is accorded to steel vessels. The explanation, in brief, is that nearly all the wooden vessels employ competent seamen, Union men who are not involved in the strike, while the big majority of steel vessels are in the Lake Carriers' Association, and are manned by strike-breakers, the result being that accidents are numerous and insurance risks greater last year because of the employment of incompetent seamen. The outcome is that the strike continuing this year, the insurance companies have raised the insurance on steel vessels one per cent over the 1909 rate.

Local marine men were questioned by The Standard today as to the reason given for making the insurance lower on steel (sic) vessels than on steel vessels. They were inclined to the opinion that that was not the real reason.

They seemed to think that the reason was a desire to get the owners of wooden vessels to take out insurance policies, as heretofore the rates have been so high that several of these owners would not insure their vessels. Another reason advanced by an experienced marine man was that in some respects a wooden vessel was a better risk than a steel vessel, as in a case of grounding, the hull of a wooden vessel was not likely to be damaged so much as the hull of a steel vessel.

p.8 First Down the River Trip - The steamer Missisquoi made her first trip of the season on Saturday from Rockport to Brockville.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1910