The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1910

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Arabian is still undergoing repairs at the Kingston Shipbuilding company's dock. The steamer has been on the ways for some time, but it is expected that she will be out by Friday night. Two gangs of men, one in the day time and one at night, have been working at the steamer for some time rushing repairs.



Gananoque, May 26th - Investigation into the complaint of Capt. Frank Barnhart to the department of public works re the alleged shifting of the government buoy marking a long shoal near the foot of Hog Island and thereby causing the schooner Horace Taber to run on the shoal, is causing great interest in this section. Capt. Sughrue the government supply boat Scout, set out the buoy, a black one, which says to the marine to go to the north. It so happens that there is sufficient water on either side of the shoal for boats drawing twelve feet of water. It is, however, customary at this buoy, although black, for vessels to go south of it as they can run into the town wharf easier that way. Capt. Barnhart took the south of the buoy. Capt. Sughrue was summoned from Quebec to see if the buoy was in the right place and reported that it was all right. S.J. Chaplian also investigated the matter and reports the buoy to be at least 100 yards east than it was last year, marking the foot of the shoal instead of the head. What the outcome of this complaint will be is still a matter of conjecture. The buoy is certainly in the wrong place, but the captain turned to the wrong side.

.....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego yesterday.



The Ontario fishery boat Navarch made a seizure of two thousand yards of nets near Four Mile Point on Wednesday afternoon. The steamer has been at work in this district for a few days.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego and the schooner Major Ferry cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte with coal for the waterworks wharf, and will clear today for Oswego.

The sloop Pilot is loading lumber at Richardson's wharf for Howe Island.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque today and had quite a number of passengers.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Emerson cleared with two barges for Oswego and Charlotte to load coal for Montreal; the tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two coal barges and one grain barge; the tug Mary cleared with two grain barges for Montreal; the steamer Westmount from Fort William discharged 81,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared light for Fort William.

The steamer Caspian had her trial trip on Wednesday afternoon, and it was a decided success. The steamer will leave on Saturday morning for Charlotte, leaving there Saturday night on her first trip down the river.

The steamer Dundurn was at Swift's Saturday night, from Montreal to Hamilton.

Daily Standard, May 26, 1910

p.1 Million Dollar Dry Dock - Owen Sound, May 26th - A million dollar dry dock will be built here by a British syndicate with a complete plant for repairing all upper lake vessels. The Canadian Pacific Railway is taking stock in it.

Seized Illegal Nets - gov't fishery patrol boat Navarch, Capt. John Fleming, seized 2000 yards of nets between 9-Mile Point and Snake Island light.

Will Double Capacity - Ogdensburg, May 26th - The George Hall Coal Co. of this city recently purchased a large coal carrier which arrived here from the upper lakes yesterday. The company has arranged to double its coal handling facilities here and will extend its present trestle to a length of 1,500 feet and thus be in a position to handle 100,000 tons of coal each year. When completed the plant will be one of the largest between Montreal and Chicago.

p.2 Dredge Repairing Canal - The Government dredge Rideau has been taken to Hog's Back, near Ottawa, to help in repairing the break in the canal there, which has proved more serious than at first thought.

p.4 The Rideau Canal - another editorial about C.P.R. wanting to use Rideau canal bed for railroad at Ottawa.

p.5 City Happenings - The new R. & O. steamer City of Rochester passed down the American channel this morning.


The steamer Cataract cleared for Oswego to load coal for Toronto.

The schooner Pilot cleared for Howe Island with a load of lumber. The flagship is painted Indian red this year.

The schooner Major Ferry cleared last night for Charlotte to load coal for the M.T. Co.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego to load coal for S. Anglin & Co.

The schooner Horace Taber bound from Gananoque to Oswego, passed up this morning.

The steamer Rosemount ran aground at the head of the Carruthers shoal yesterday, but was pulled off by the tug Thomson without any difficulty. She proceeded to Montreal.

M.T. Co. - Cleared - The Steamer Rosemount for Montreal with coal; tug Thomson and barges Valencia and Hamilton for Montreal with coal; tug Mary with two grain laden barges for Montreal and tug Emerson with three barges for Oswego and Charlotte to load coal.

Swift & Co. - Arrivals - strs. Dundurn up; Belleville down and City of Montreal up, tonight.

p.8 $2 Rochester and Return $2 - Steamer Caspian leaves for Charlotte, N.Y. (Port of Rochester) at 12:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28th, will leave Charlotte at 8:30 p.m. same day and arrive Kingston on Sunday morning, giving passengers Saturday at Rochester. Fare $2.00. Tickets and berths from J.P. Hanley, Agent.

Fireman Injured - Edward McNeil, fireman on the steamer Riverside, running between Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg, got his right foot caught in part of the engine Monday and had three toes cut off. He was attended by a doctor at Alexandria Bay.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1910