The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1910

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Quite a sensation was caused at Wolfe Island, on Monday night, when a report was received to the effect that the steamer North Wind had been wrecked with all on board, on the upper lakes, because there are three Wolfe Island, J. David, S. Staley and W. Russell working on that vessel. However, inquiry was made and the good news was learned that the report about the vessel was untrue. Report had it that the steamer had been wrecked on Friday last, while it was ascertained that the North Wind only cleared from Duluth on Sunday. She is engaged in carrying package freight from Duluth to Buffalo.

J. Davis is a son of James Davis, mate on the steamer Wolfe Islander, and on Monday night, as soon as the report reached the island about the steamer going down, Mr. Davis immediately sent a wire to the head office of the navigation company at Buffalo, and early on Tuesday morning he received the welcome news that the report was untrue. The North Wind met with a slight accident some few days ago, and it is believed that this was the cause for the starting of the rumor about the vessel having been lost.



The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Suffel arrived from Oswego with coal for Anglin's.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill is at Crawford's with coal from Erie.

The steamer Pellatt passed on Monday, on her way to Montreal.

The sloop Mary Louise is unloading wood from Rideau points at Swift's.

The schooner Cornelia is at Richardson's wharf, loading a cargo of feldspar.

The steamer Dunellum cleared for Cobourg to load rails for Fort William.

The steamer Dundurn is due up Wednesday night from Montreal to Hamilton.

The tug Meteor arrived from Cornwall on her way to Port Dalhousie. Capt. Charles Martin had her in charge.

The tug Frontenac came over from Garden Island this morning and is loading withs at the Kingston & Pembroke railway wharf.

The steamer Nevada is reported aground at Lancaster. The M.T. Co.'s tug Bartlett was sent to the scene to pull the vessel off.

The steamer Algonquin, when about to clear for the upper lakes, on Monday night, suffered a breakdown to her machinery and is now detained in port.

The steamer Victoria was at Swift's wharf today with a private party going from Gananoque to Smith's Falls. The steamer has been sold to Mr. Foster, coal merchant, at Smith's Falls.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The tug Emerson arrived from Prescott with two barges; the steamers Glenmount and Iroquois cleared for Fort William; steamer Fairmount arrived Tuesday afternoon from Fort William with 126,000 bushels of oats; the steamer Omaha is due on Wednesday from Chicago with a cargo of corn.

The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's wharf at four o'clock on Tuesday morning, on her first trip of the season down the river. She had a big load of freight and it was six o'clock before she was able to clear. The steamer had some difficulty making Bath wharf Monday night. There was a very heavy downpour of rain and the lights could not be seen. The Alexandria laid over in Bath for three hours.

p.8 Incidents - The steamer Bothnia, bound from Oswego to Montreal with a load of coal, went aground eight miles above Coteau. She will be easily taken off.

The steamer Keystone (sic - Keystorm ?), built for the Keystone Transportation company, Montreal, had a satisfactory trial run.

Daily Standard, May 3, 1910


Readjustment of Wages.

The executive committee of the Lake Carriers' Association has put into effect the readjustments of wages authorized by the directors. Including the advances made last spring, the total increase will figure out between 4 and 5 per cent. An innovation is that wheelsmen and watchmen who divide the watch, wheeling and keeping lookout, receive $5 a month more than those who only wheel or only keep a lookout on watch. The schedule from Oct. 1st to the close of the season was not touched and the changes going into effect on May 1st run to Oct. 1st.



The steamer Simla passed down last night from Fort William to Montreal with oats. She brought the barge Burmah from Toledo to Garden Island with timber.

The str. Alexandria passed down last night on her way to Montreal.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived this morning from Erie with soft coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Suffel arrived this morning with coal from Oswego for S. Anglin & Co.

The steamer Sowards cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer Victoria cleared this morning for Smith's Falls and Rideau ports.

The schooner Cornelia is loading feldspar at Richardsons'.

The tug Meteor arrived this morning from Cornwall under command of Captain C. Martin on her way to Port Dalhousie.

M.T. Co.: The str. Glenmount cleared for Fort William this morning. The steamer Iroquois for Fort William. The steamer Fairmount arrived this afternoon with 120,000 bushels of oats for Montreal. She will lighten here. The tug Emerson arrived with two barges from Prescott this morning.

The new R. & O. boat Rochester, which has just been completed, will start to run on her regular trip, June 18th, between Youngstown and Ogdensburg.

The steamer Nevada, which cleared from here a few days ago, went ashore at Lancaster and was released by the tug Bartlett of the Montreal Transportation Company.

The steamer Robert Mills became disabled during a storm on Lake Huron and was towed to Detroit by the steamer Clement.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1910