The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1910

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p.1 News of the World - William Norton, Montreal, a deck hand on the steamer Wahcondah, now unloading at Toronto, fell from the top deck to the lower one, and received serious injuries. Both arms were broken, and he was also hurt internally. It was a miracle he was not killed.

The steamer Faustin, coal laden, from Toledo, foundered off Bar Point near Amherstburg, on Tuesday. The crew were taken off.



The schooner Suffel will load stone at Howe Island for Cobourg.

The steamer Dundurn passed up today from Montreal to Hamilton.

The steamer W.J. Suffell (sic) cleared for Oswego today after unloading coal at Swift's.

The government boat Scout was in port on her way to Niagara to place a bell buoy.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins is at Richardson's wharf loading feldspar for Charlotte.

The steamer Sowards discharged her cargo of coal at the M.T. Co.'s elevator and will clear tonight for Oswego.

Last night was very rough on the lake. There was a very strong wind all night and none of the coal schooners ventured out.

The steamer Fairmount cleared for Fort William on Tuesday night. The tug Glide arrived from Montreal Wednesday morning with three light barges.

The steamer Dundee passed on Tuesday on her way from Fort William to Montreal with grain. The steamer Wahcondah passed on her way from Montreal to Fort William.

The steamers Canadian and Omaha are due at the M.T. Co.'s elevator at the end of the week. The Omaha is loaded with corn from Chicago, and the Canadian has wheat from Fort William.

The steamer Fairmount, which ran aground at Grassy Island, in the Detroit river, a few days ago, was about to pass another vessel when the mishap occurred. Just as the steamer was making clear the barge drifted away and as the water is very shallow at that point it was soon aground with the steamer as well.

The Late Thomas O'Reilly - born in Kingston, became a marine engineer and sailed on various vessels on lake and river; ...The last steamer of which he had charge was the Wolfe Islander two years ago. This spring he had done some work for the Donnelly Wrecking company....

Did A Heroic Act - lock tender saved life of sailor on steamer Fairmount.

p.8 Seriously Opposed - Board of Trade adopted resolution against closing of Ottawa end of Rideau canal in order to benefit the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Daily Standard, May 18, 1910



The schooner Ford River is expected from Oswego with coal for the M.T. Co.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived from bay ports light and cleared for Gananoque with wheat from Jas. Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego to load coal for James Sowards.

The schooner Bertie Caulkins is loading feldspar at Jas. Richardson & Sons for Sodus.

The steamer Wahcondah touched at the dry dock on her way from Montreal to Fort William this morning.

Swift & Co. arrivals: str. Belleville down; str. Dundurn up.

The steamer North King has been fitted with new upper decks and state rooms.

The steamer America was steamed up this morning, and will make her trial trip tomorrow.

The schooner W.J. Suffel cleared for Howe Island to load stone for Cobourg.

The steamer Scout cleared for Niagara with a bell buoy to be placed on the shoal in the lake just outside the Niagara River. One of the large lake steamers grounded on the shoal last fall.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Fairmount cleared light for Fort William last night. The tug Glide cleared last night with three grain laden barges for Montreal. At Prescott she exchanged them for three light barges which she brought back here. The steamer Omaha is in the Welland Canal with grain from Chicago and the steamer Canadian is expected towards the end of the week with grain from Fort William.

It Saved Sailor's Life.

A St. Catharines despatch says that Locktender John Cunningham saved a sailor on the M.T. Co.'s steamer Fairmount from being crushed to death by falling between the side of the steamer and the stone coping. The sailor was climbing down the side of the vessel when the rope loosened and the man would have been crushed like an egg shell had Cunningham not made a rush for him and without thinking of the danger to his own life succeeded in grabbing the sailor by the collar and pulled him in in time to save his life. A medal will be recommended for the rescuer. A sailor was killed at the next lock in a similar accident last season.

p.3 Handed Over Yacht - Captain Alfred Hunter, Overseer of Game and Fisheries for Eastern Ontario, was in the city yesterday handing over the gasoline yacht Ella C. to Inspector Phillips, who has charge of the Rideau waters.

p.6 Board of Trade - passed resolutions against closing of Ottawa end of Rideau canal for C.P.R.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1910