The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1910

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p.1 Late Marine Notes - The steamer Sowards has arrived at Bath with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Major Ferry is loading coal at Oswego.

The schooner Keewatin cleared tonight for Oswego.

p.3 Gananoque, April 28th - The coal schooner Horace Taber pulled out of Gananoque river yesterday, but had to wait till night for favorable wind.



The steamer Jeska cleared today for Oswego.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque today.

The schooner Cornelia is loading coal in Oswego for Portsmouth.

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

The crew of the tug Jessie Hall and the tug Glide arrived in the city today.

The steamer Belleville clears for her first trip to Toronto Saturday morning.

The schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego today after unloading coal at Swift's.

It is expected that some of the tugs of the M.T. Co. will clear for Montreal tonight.

Men have started work putting the Caspian in shape for the season. She will start out about May 16th.

John Tuttle, the well known carter, has left for Smith's Falls, to join the crew of the steamboat Mary Louise.

The steamer Canadian is expected to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s elevator on Friday, with a cargo of wheat from Fort William.

The steamer Nevada leaves Saturday morning for Montreal. The boat has been here since Monday waiting for the canals to open.

The steamers Kinmount and Stormount are due at the Welland canal today, loaded with grain from Fort William, on their way to the M.T. Co.'s elevator.

The tug Frontenac, of the Calvin company, is making many trips to the city these days after supplies for the many boats leaving for the season's run.


Detroit, April 28th - Lightering operations are going on at the St. Clair flats, on the steamer Glenmount, of the Montreal Transportation company, which ran her nose into channel bank, Wednesday, as the result of a broken steering gear. The Glenmount has a big cargo of oats on board and was bound down to Kingston from Fort William when the accident occurred. The tug Ruth and lighter Rescue, of the Great Lakes Towing company, are working on the stranded boat. The boat is about three hundred feet from the west side of the pier at the centre to the ship canal.

Daily Standard, April 28, 1910



The crews of the Jessie Hall, Bronson and Glide arrived in the city today to take charge of the tugs for the coming season.

The steamer Jeska cleared for Oswego to load coal for Rideau ports.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego after discharging at R. Crawford's.

The steamer Canadian is expected tomorrow with a cargo of wheat from Fort William.


Cornwall, April 28th - Fallon Brothers, contractors, Cornwall, brothers of the new bishop of London, Ont., have been awarded the contract for the proposed improvements at the foot of the Cornwall canal. They will build about 700 feet of a wall running westerly on the north side, from lock 17, near the foot of the canal. Of this wall180 feet will be of concrete, 13 feet wide at the bottom, 3 1/2 feet wide at the top and 21 feet high. West of this there will be 520 feet of cribwork.

The object of this wall and crib is to give a better and more direct approach from above into the new locks. Formerly very long boats were on a few occasions caught by a cross current and high wind and swinging across the canal, blocked traffic. The contract also covers a new weir, just below lock 17. This will be 21 feet deep and 35 feet wide. The contract price is about $70,000 and the work must be completed in two years.


Steamer Has Been Released.

The M.T. Co. has received word that the steamer Glenmount, which grounded on the St. Clair flats as a result of the steering gear breaking, has been released and is now on her way here. She was undamaged. The vessel was laden with grain and was on her way down from Fort William. She is expected here by Saturday.

To Bring Home His Steamer.

Next Monday, Capt. Davis, Smith's Falls, will go to Brockville for the purpose of bringing home his recently purchased passenger steamer, the Victoria, which will be placed on the Rideau route next week.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1910