The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1910

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District Engineer Chapleau, of the Dominion public works department, Ottawa, will be here on Monday to officially hand over the government dry-dock to the Kingston Shipbuilding company, which has leased it for the next twenty-one years at $10,000 a year. None of the present staff of the dock have received any notification as to whether they will be provided with other government positions. It is possible that the services of the engineer, James Gillie, will be retained, and likely also those of the fireman. Superintendent Rees does not know what the government will do for him in the way of transfer to some other position. He is in office still.

p.8 Another body was found on the lake shore, at Port Colborne, on Saturday morning, off the car ferry Bessemer No. 2, and has been identified as that of Gene Wood, Port Dalhousie, chief engineer of the ill-fated ferry.


The heavy wind, Friday night, carried away quite a piece of the new Canadian Locomotive Works coal wharf. Some of the timbers were washed in at the foot of William street and some at the foot of Johnson street, while some were washed away down farther. Those logs washed in at the William street slip did considerable damage, tearing out the side and sinking a small sail yacht owned by a young man named Duncan and sinking a skiff owned by James Bulger.

A large squad of men were put to work at seven o'clock this morning pulling out the lumber and fixing up the damage. The new wharf itself was not much damaged, most of the planks being loosely laid in place and not spiked.

Out on the breakwater this morning the spray was thrown clear across the roadway, and at Macdonald park the high seas made a very pretty picture. At Folger's wharf the waves went nearly clear across the wharf.

A number of Kingston vessels cleared early in the evening for across the lake and it is expected that if they had any trouble they would be able to reach some port in safety. All the marinemen were today talking about the storm of last night, and stated that it would have been a bad one to be out in. There was a good deal of lightning and thunder.

The steamer Rideau King will make her first trip of the season down the Rideau on Monday, from Swift's wharf.

The steamer Belleville cleared at six o'clock this morning for Toronto on her first trip of the season.

The steamer Nevada cleared for Montreal this afternoon after lying at Swift's wharf for some days.

The steamers Glengarry and City of New York cleared on Friday night for Fairhaven.

The schooner Ford River has taken on a cargo of feldspar, at Richardson's, and will clear for Charlotte Saturday night.

The schooner Harrison, undergoing repairs at Davis' dry dock, was towed to Cape Vincent on Friday by the tug Emerson.

The steamer Hinckley went into the Davis' dry dock for slight repairs and cleared for Oswego.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Rosemount arrived from Fort William, with 111,000 bushels of oats; the steamer Glenmount is due to arrive Saturday night or Sunday morning from Fort William with grain.

The steamer Stormount cleared for Belleville and will load cement there for Fort William.

Daily Standard, April 30, 1910



The locks all along the route have been repaired and repainted. At Foster's and Jones' everything is shining with new paint, and all about the stations has been put in apple pie order against the opening Monday.

Repairs to the dredge Rideau are completed and now the finishing touches are being put on her equipment. She will get away to work early in May and if all goes well it is expected the channel at Sawlog Bay will be cut through one way during the summer.

The Rideau King will reach Smith's Falls Monday evening and will probably be the first vessel to arrive there this year. The Jeska will probably arrive down Monday also with a load of coal. The Victoria will arrive on Tuesday and the Ottawan on Friday.

The rules governing the carrying of lights at night on all steam yachts, motor boats and launches will be rigidly enforced this year. Orders to this effect have just been issued by the department, and for a violation of them a penalty of from $4 to $40 is provided. On the starboard side a green light must be displayed and on the port side a red light, also a white light in the front of the vessel at least three feet above the red and green lights. No combination lantern of red, green and white will be allowed.

p.2 New Yacht For the St. Lawrence - Irene III built for Alexander R. Peacock, of Pittsburg, Pa.; 500 h.p. triple expansion engine, 115' long on waterline, 18 m.p.h.

Vessels Tied Up By Storm - A number of steamers, vessels and schooners were tied up this morning on account of the big wind storm.

p.7 New Freighter at Belleville - April 29th - The Point Ann Quarries have received word from Glasgow that their new steel boat will be launched in May. It will be called the Renvoyle and used as a grain carrier on the Fort William-Montreal route. It is said a number of boats will be built for this route.



The steam barge Hinckley arrived at Davis' dry dock yesterday for repairs and cleared for lake ports this morning.

The tug Emerson towed the barge Harrison to Cape Vincent yesterday afternoon.

The steamer City of New York cleared this morning to load coal at Fairhaven.

The steamer Nevada cleared today after being at Swift's wharf for the past four days.

The steamer Glengarry cleared for Fairhaven this morning.

At the M.T. Co. - The steamer Kinmount discharged and cleared for Fort William this morning; the steamer Glenmount is expected to arrive Sunday with a full cargo from Fort William.

The steamer Stormount discharged and cleared this morning to load cement at Belleville for Fort William.

The steamer Rosemount arrived this morning with 110,000 bushels of oats from Fort William.

Swift & Co. wharf - The steamer Aletha down the bay this morning cleared for Belleville at 3 p.m.

The steamer Belleville cleared this morning at six o'clock for Bay of Quinte ports as far as Hamilton.

The steamer Rideau King will leave Monday at six o'clock on her regular trips to and from Ottawa.

The steamer Dundurn is expected down from Hamilton Sunday on her first trip of the season.

Rideau Canal Opening - The Rideau Canal will re-open on Monday and the steam barge Jeska from Oswego with coal passed down today for Smith's Falls, to be ready for the opening.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1910