The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1910

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p.1 Latest News - Steamer Yosemite reports the discovery of a submerged spar, twenty-five miles east of South East Shoal, Lake Erie, east by north. Masters of east-bound vessels are warned to be on their guard.



A half million bushels of wheat. This will constitute the grain rush which is expected to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, between Saturday and Monday. Seven vessels are expected from Fort William. This will be the biggest rush that the company has had so far this season, and it will mean a very busy time for the company, transhipping it all into barges to be carried to Montreal.

Several of the vessels were delayed at the Soo, on the up trip, on account of the tie-up, and now they are all coming down in a bunch.

Between two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, 300,000 bushels of grain were handled from the grain carriers from Fort William.


The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Charlotte to load coal.

The schooner Ford River is at Richardson's wharf, loading feldspar.

The sloop Maggie L. is loading coal at Collins Bay for Amherst Island.

The steamer Jeska cleared for Sodus, to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego to load coal for Anglin's.

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

The steamers Turret Cape, Arabian and Doric cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

The steamer Wolfe Islander is now using Swift's wharf until repairs are made to the old landing place. The ferry steamer ran against the wharf on Sunday, carrying away one end of it.

The M.T. Co. had three large grain carriers at the elevator in the last twenty-four hours, all of which have been unloaded, nearly all of the grain being ready for shipment to Montreal.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Acadian from Fort William with 70,000 bushels wheat; steamer Doric from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Westmount and barge Ungava, from Fort William, with 140,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with the barges Lapwing and Cobourg, laden with grain; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain laden barges.

p.7 Stella - May 9th - The death occurred in Kingston May 2nd, of an old and much respected former resident of the island, in the person of Peter Grattan, who was born on the island sixty years ago. In his younger days he took up the carpenter trade, then with his parents removed to Kansas. Some years later he returned to the island and followed his trade. He built many gasoline boats here, and superintended the building of two scows, Grainger (Granger ?) and Ariadne, which are now trading from bay ports......

Daily Standard, May 11, 1910

p.1 From the Wires - The steamer Charles A. Eddy is ashore in Green Bay, Mich.

p.8 Leak At Dry Dock - in gate, not serious.


The steam barge Sowards cleared for Charlotte to load coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Maggie L. is loading coal at Collin's Bay for Amherst Island.

The schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego, after discharging her cargo at James Swift & Co.

The steam barge Mary Louise cleared for Rideau ports this morning.

The steamer Turret Cape discharged and cleared for Belleville this morning to load cement for Fort William.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Acadian discharged into store 70,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared this morning for Fort William.

The steamer Westmount and barge Ungava arrived with 140,000 bushels of oats and transferred grain into barges.

The tug Emerson cleared last night with the barges Lapwing and Cobourg for Montreal.

The tug Thomson cleared last night for Montreal.

Swift & Co.: The steamer Rideau King was in from Ottawa this afternoon. The steamer Dundurn went west and the Belleville east today.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1910