The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1910

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p.1 The strike of seamen on the great lakes, involving nearly 10,000 sailors, marine firemen and marine cooks, has been in progress since May, 1909.



The schooner Keewatin is unloading coal from Oswego at Swift's.

The steamer Simla touched at Garden Island on her way to Montreal.

The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from Amherst Island today.

The sloop Maggie L. is at Richardson's slip loading a general cargo for Howe Island.

The steamer Omaha, which discharged corn at the M.T. Co.'s elevator cleared for Chicago.

The steamer Belleville was in port Wednesday evening, with freight from Hamilton to Montreal.

The steamer Roberval is at Richardson's elevator, loading wheat for ports on the Saginaw (sic) river.

The steamer Strathcona arrived from Fort William with 75,000 bushels of wheat for Richardson's elevator.

The steamer Cataract is at the Forwarders company limited elevator, loading a cargo of oats for Montreal.

The steamer Dundurn passed up today, with freight from Montreal to Hamilton. The steamer was one day late.

The tug Bartlett cleared for Montreal with two barges, one loaded with corn and the other loaded with wheat.

The steamer Rideau King arrived from Ottawa during Wednesday night and cleared at six o'clock this morning for the same port.

p.6 Whig Jumble - The steamer Westmount and barge Ungava were detained at the Soo, from Monday until noon on Thursday, as a result of the congestion of vessels at the locks there.

The M.T. Co. have two barges loading oats at Richardson's elevator for shipment to Montreal.

Daily Standard, May 5, 1910



The schr. Maggie L. is loading grain at Richardsons' for Howe Island.

The schr. Keewatin arrived at Swift & Co.'s this morning, from Oswego, with a cargo of coal.

M.T. Co.: The str. Omaha cleared for Chicago yesterday afternoon; the tug Bartlett cleared with corn barges and two oat laden barges for Montreal this morning; the str. Westmount and barge Ungava were delayed by the congestion of steamers at the Sault, and were unable to clear until today at noon.

The steamers Roberval and Strathcona arrived at Richardsons' today, from Fort William with large cargoes of grain.

The steamer Cataract is unloading grain at the Cereal Works.

The str. Missisquoi is waiting until the Rideau Queen leaves Davis' dry dock to enter for repairs.

The str. Kenirving has been repaired and painted, and will leave in a few days for Rideau ports.

A large number of yachts have been built by Davis & Co. during the winter for city people.

The str. Belleville arrived at Swift Co.'s and cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Belleville of the R. & O. line, passed down on her first trip last evening. This year she is in command of Captain Cherry, one of the best and most experienced masters who ever stood at her wheel. For years Captain Cherry has been first officer on the same vessel, and his many friends in Kingston are glad to see him still in command. Captain Redfern who commanded the Belleville for years, is now master of the steamer Toronto.


Odland Was Released.

Montreal, May 5th - The steamer Odland, which was aground in the Lachine Canal, was got off yesterday without having suffered any damage, and will be able to proceed to Toronto immediately. The steamer Nevada, which was on shore near Lancaster Lake, was also towed off, and will be in port today. The steamer Bothnia is still ashore near Coteau. She is lightnering her cargo of coal, but it is expected to get her off without any damage.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1910