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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1910

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St. Catharines, May 13th - Those who are fortunate enough to have a glimpse at the barge Ceylon, bound from Fairport, Mich., to Montreal, now in the canal, will see the greatest stick of timber that has ever gone through the canal aboard a boat. It is rock elm, 22 x 20 inches in diameter and of a quality that has never been excelled. It is sixty-five feet in length. The Ceylon has a big cargo of elm of the same quality, the entire load being 900 tons in weight. The load, which is consigned to Europe, will be unloaded and transhipped when the Ceylon shall have reached Montreal.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Corona touched at the government dry dock, today, on her way from Montreal to Fort William.

The new machine shop at the dry dock is fast nearing completion. The roof is now nearly all on, and the machinery will be installed soon.

Busy Releasing Vessels.

The Donnelly Wrecking company's steamer, this morning, released the steambarge Jeska, ashore at the Main Ducks, after fifty tons of its coal cargo had been thrown overboard. The vessel was scarcely damaged.

The barge Grantham, of the Donnelly company, was this afternoon taken to Four Mile Point to lighten the barge Zorebec ?, of the Quebec Transportation line, which sheered off the point on its trip from Fairhaven to Quebec, with coal, in tow of the tug Florence.

A Great Regatta - to be held in Kingston over five days in July; George Cup races to be held on three days; gives programme of events.



The steamer Port Colborne cleared for the Welland canal.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque yesterday.

The steamer Aletha made her regular run from bay points today.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte with coal for R. Crawford.

The government boat Reserve was in at Crawford's wharf undergoing slight repairs.

The steamer Cataract is at Richardson's elevator, loading grain for Montreal.

The steambarge John Randall cleared for Sodus, to take on a cargo of coal for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Mapleton touched at the government dry-dock for a pilot on her way to Montreal.

The schooner Ford River, loading feldspar at Richardson's wharf, will clear tonight for Charlotte.

The government boat Scout was in port. The Scout is working on some of the buoys in this district.

The steambarge Mary Louise, arrived at Garden Island, from Rideau canal ports, with a cargo of wood.

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

The steamer City of Montreal passed up, this morning, from Montreal to Chicago with passengers and freight.

The steamer Turret Court, which discharged grain at Richardson's elevator, cleared for Belleville, and will take on a cargo of cement there, and clear for Fort William.

The steamer Jeska, loaded with coal, on her way from Fairhaven to Smith's Falls, ran aground near the Main Ducks, on Thursday. The steamer Donnelly was called to the scene and it was expected that the vessel would be released during today.

The new steamer Wanakewan turned out at the Davis' dry-dock and purchased by the C.P.R. for the Mukoka district, is now ready for service, and will be taken to Muskoka. The steamer was given a trial run around the harbor on Thursday, and made a most creditable showing.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with the barge Augustus, grain-laden; the steamer Kinmount, grain-laden, is in the Welland canal, and is due on Saturday morning; the steamer Glenmount loaded with grain is also due on Saturday morning.

Daily Standard, May 13, 1910

p.2 City Wants Land - now leased to K. & P.R.R.; want to build dock to Martello Shoal; want waterfront of inner harbor for expansion, grain elevators, etc. as result of enlarging Welland Canal.

Fine Stick of Timber.

St. Catharines, May 13th - Yesterday the barge Ceylon went through the Welland Canal, having on board perhaps the finest stick of timber seen in Canada probably in half a century. It was 65 feet long and measured 22 x 20 inches in diameter. It was shipped at Fairport, Mich., and is en route to Liverpool. When the Ceylon reaches Montreal the big stick will be transhipped. The timber, which is rock elm, was cut in the Michigan timber woods, and is of the very finest quality. It would be hard to estimate its value. The Ceylon had 900 tons of rock elm in all on board.

p.4 Yacht Regatta - program for Lake Yacht Racing Association meet is fixed for July 18-22 at Kingston.

p.5 City Happenings - The steamer India and consort Ceylon arrived at Garden Island with timber from Lake Michigan last night.

The steamer Prince Rupert arrived at Deseronto with iron ore from Marquette, Mich.

p.7 Deseronto, May 13th - ...The steamer Brockville is now running on her own route between Belleville and Picton. The schooner Theo. Voges left Saturday with a cargo of lumber for Oswego. The steamers Alexandria and Belleville call on their route every week...

Gananoque, May 13th - ....A cargo of coal is being discharged from the schooner Briton at the Canadian Bolt Works coal shed.

p.8 Zabotec Aground - The barge Zabotec went aground this morning at the four mile light. She was laden with coal and was bound for Quebec. At one o'clock this afternoon the Donnelly Wrecking Co's schooner Grantham left to go to her assistance. About 100 tons will have to be thrown overboard before she can be released.

Captain of the Vacuna - Capt. Schuyler Lee has accepted a position as captain of the private steam yacht Vacuna, owned by Mr. Weiser of Prescott. Capt. Lee has been in command of the Vacuna for a number of seasons past.

Fitting Up the Island Belle - Holmes Brothers, of Redwood, with A.A. Storey and Frank Keeler, also of Redwood, are installing an electric lighting system in the steamer Island Belle at Alexandria Bay, N.Y., and are fitting the boat out for her initial trip which will be on May 24th. On that date she will take the band excursion to this city.

Goes To Steamer Riverside - H.C. Carter, who for the past eight seasons has filled the position of engineer on the steamer Island Belle, has accepted a position on the steamer Riverside for this season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1910