The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1910

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - Daniel McSorley, a marine engineer, had a bad fall on the schooner Grantham, Friday afternoon, and as a result is now confined to the Hotel Dieu. He fell from the side of the boat into the water, striking his face on the side, receiving some nasty wounds. His injuries were dressed by Dr. Robert Hanley.

p.3 Gananoque, May 7th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived yesterday at the Rathbun wharf......Capt. "Dan" Kenny's new steamer, which has been rechristened the Yennek, starts this morning on Saturday service between Gananoque and the Limestone City.



London, Ont., May 7th - Captain Popperwell, of the fish tug Sprudel, which was captured on Lake Erie by the Canadian government boat Vigilant, and brough to Port Stanley, was in the city to consult United States Customs Officer Buzzell.

"I was not within five miles of the Canadian line when my tug was captured," said Captain Popperwell.

The Sprudel's compass was out of order, according to the captain. He says he drew the attention of the Vigilant's captain to this fact, but the reply he got was that as the vessel had been taken in charge there was no other course open than to take possession of it and report the seizure to Ottawa.



The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Dundurn, due at Swift's Sunday morning.

The steamer City of Ottawa is due up Sunday from Montreal.

The schooner Suffel cleared for Big Sodus to load coal for Swift's.

The steamer Belleville passed up today from Montreal to Hamilton.

The steamer Nevada was due up today with package freight from Montreal.

The schooner Ford River arrived at the knitting mill with coal from Oswego.

The steamer City of Montreal passed up this morning from Montreal with freight.

The steambarge John Randall passed on her way from Smith's Falls to Fairhaven to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's wharf at seven o'clock on Saturday morning, on her way from Montreal.

The tug Florence was in port on her way to Oswego with two barges, leaving the barge Katie H. at the elevator of the Forwarders' Co. Ltd., to load grain for Montreal.

The new steamer Wanakewan, built by Davis Dry Dock company for Georgian Bay points, was coaled up at Swift's on Friday, and will leave for the upper lake districts the first of the week.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The tug Bartlett cleared for Port Dalhousie, light; the tug Emerson cleared from Port Dalhousie at five o'clock on Saturday morning, with a barge for Montreal; the tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with two light barges, and cleared Saturday night with the barge Bella, grain laden, for Montreal, picking up a barge at Prescott en route.

Death of John Godwin - John Godwin, better known as "John Pierrepont," died in the general hospital on Friday afternoon, after a two weeks' illness. The deceased, who was about seventy-five years of age, had been ailing for some time. For many years he was employed with several boat companies, was well known, and had many friends. He sailed for years on the steamer Pierrepont with the Folger company and while on that steamer earned the nickname that remained with him all his life......



Port Colborne, May 7th - Capt. L.J. O'Neil, who has been sick the past two days with pneumonia, passed away yesterday at the age of seventy-three years. Captain O'Neil came from Ireland in 1865 and settled in Port Colborne, where he had resided ever since. Shortly after arriving here he went on the lakes as captain and continued this occupation until the past couple of years when he had to resign owing to his age. Captain O'Neil belonged to the Freemasons and the A.O.U.W. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his demise.

Daily Standard, May 7, 1910

p.5 The steamer Seguin, owned by J.B. Miller, bound up with merchandise, ran aground this morning at the foot of Fighting Island, near Amherstburg. She is out about four feet aft. She will have to be lightened.

The steamer Cataract cleared for Fort William this morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1910