The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1910


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p.1 Blockade at Port Colborne - Port Colborne, April 19th - Huge drifting cakes of ice driven into the harbor, last night, have caused a blockade at the entrance of the lock here. Upbound boats are unable to force their way through until a change of wind returns the ice to the lake. The steamers detained are: Fairmount, Ungava, Arabian, Keyport, Keywest, Burlington and Imperial and barge.

p.2

IN MARINE CIRCLES.

The schooner Cornelia is unloading coal from Oswego at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer Glenmount cleared from Georgian Bay on Tuesday to load grain at Fort William.

The steamer Advance will clear tonight or tomorrow for Toronto, to load a general cargo for Fort William.

The work on the new Canadian Locomotive company's coal wharf is progressing daily, and the slip will soon be filled in.

The steamer Fairmount and barge Ungava cleared from Port Colborne on Monday, for Fort William, to load grain for Kingston.

The steamer Iowa arrived from Deseronto with part of the cargo of cement taken off the steamer Carleton, which ran aground, and is now awaiting orders.

The steamers Kinmount, Stormount and Rosemount cleared from Collingwood today, for Fort William. All of the vessels will take on a cargo of grain for the M.T. company.

Work is to be started in a short time on the new thirty-five foot channel for the St. Lawrence route. The operations will begin in Lake St. Peter, where a large suction dredge will be put to work.

The steamer Alexandria will be making her regular trips through Kingston after May 1st. The freight business will be very heavy again this season. Last year the vessel had a very busy season with both freight and passengers.

An attempt will be made to sell the damaged hull of the R. & O. steamer Prescott, burned at Victoria pier, Montreal, last year. She is now the property of the Montreal harbor commissioners, who were presented with the wreck after raising it.

The steamer Sowards, with Capt. Max Shaw, is making some fast runs. The little steamer has been more than busy loading coal at Oswego since navigation opened. The vessel was unloaded of her cargo at Sowards' on Monday and cleared again for Oswego.

An ice blockade on April 17th is somewhat unusual, that is when there is such a jam that a vessel is forced to give up her trip. The steamer Strathcona had such an experience as this on Sunday. She cleared from Port Colborne on a trip to Buffalo but experienced so much ice that she was forced to return. Report says that the ice jam has cleared away.

The steamer Belleville left her winter quarters at Moore's elevator on Monday morning and was towed to Garden Island by the tug Frontenac. She had a new smoke stack installed there and was then towed to Swift's wharf, where the finishing touches will be put on. The Belleville will clear for Hamilton on April 25th, and leave on her first trip down on May 1st.

Daily Standard, April 19, 1910

p.1

MARINE INTELLIGENCE.

The steamers Kinmount, Stormount and Rosemount cleared from Collingwood to Fort William to load grain for the Montreal Transportation Co.

The str. Glenmount cleared from Georgian Bay for Fort William to load grain for the M.T. Co.

The steamer Fairmount and Ungava leave Port Colborne with grain for the M.T. Co.

The steamer Advance clears from Toronto for Fort William to load grain.

The str. Iona is at the Cereals Ltd. dock with a part of the Carleton's load of cement. The Iona will stay here for inspection.

The str. Glengarry, owned by H. Richardson, this city, was inspected this morning by Inspector Thompson and passed inspection. Yesterday the strs. Emmerson and Bothnia passed inspection.

From The Wires - Huge drifting cakes of ice driven into Port Colborne harbor last night have caused a blockade at the entrance of the lock here. Up bound boats are unable to force their way through until a change of wind returns the ice to the lake. The steamers detained are: Fairmount, Ungava, Arabian, Key Port, Key West, Burlington and Imperial and barge.

p.2

Government Dredge Moved.

The dredge Quebec and tug Peel, which went to Brockville on Oct. 31st last and afterwards wintered there, having completed dredging operations left yesterday for Toronto, the tug Speedy, which went down from Kingston, taking the dredge in tow while the Peel handled the steel scow.

The Steamer Carleton In Trouble.

The steamer Carleton is at the Government dry dock. She loaded cement at Point Anne, and was on her way down the Bay of Quinte when she struck a shoal and punched a hole in her hull. A diver is examining the hull to find the damage to the boat.

A PICKED SEAMAN.

Sackett's Harbor, N.Y. - April 19th - Spencer Dibble, of this village, who for the last few years has sailed the barge Northern Light, and who two years ago went out in his sloop Stella K. with his brother Samuel, in the face of a terrific storm to the rescue of the crew of the Canadian schooner Acacia of Kingston that had gone on the rocks at Bull Rock point on the head, left recently for New London, Conn.

He has been offered a position on the yacht Westward, as one of 30 picked seamen to sail the boat, which is owned by Alexander T. Cochrane of the N.Y.Y.C., and who intends racing the yacht this summer in the waters of Germany and England, under the command of Captain Carr. The Westward will race against the German Emperor's yacht Meteor, the King of England's yacht, etc.

p.5 Around the City - The str. America, which has been in the Davis dry dock undergoing a general overhauling, will be released tomorrow, and will be ready for the excursion trade.

Napanee, April 19th - ....The steamer Salaberry has been upon the ways at Deseronto for some time for the purpose of having new sides put upon her, for the purpose of making her broader and more steady, and for a general overhauling before beginning the work of the season. When she finally goes upon her route she will no longer be known as the Salaberry, but as the Kenora; her new owners, the Adolphustown, Napanee and Picton Navigation Company


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Date of Publication:
19 Apr 1910
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1910