The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1910

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p.1 Was The Hero - chief engineer John Gibson went down on steamer Goodyear.

p.5 Eighty-seven Years Old - Capt. R.H. McKay was born at old navy yard, now the Royal Military College grounds, on May 29th, 1823.


The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Keewatin is unloading coal at Swift's from Oswego.

The steamer Bothnia passed on her way to Oswego, to load coal for Montreal.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Charlotte with coal for Booth's.

The steamers Pellatt and Plummer passed down on Friday and the steamer Dundee passed up.

The steamer Jeska passed on her way to Sodus to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The steambarge John Randall, coal laden from Oswego, passed on her way to Smith's Falls.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, on Friday night, on her way from Montreal.

The steamer Yennec was up from Gananoque on Saturday, and had a goodly number of passengers.

The steamers Dunellum (sic - Dunelm ?), Wasaga and Neepawah are at Fort William, loading grain for Richardson's elevator.

The new steamer Keystorm passed up on her first trip, with Capt. Walter Collins, of this city, in command. She had a cargo of pig iron for Toronto.

The steamer Caspian cleared for Charlotte at daybreak this morning, and returning will arrive here on Sunday morning for her first trip down the river.

The steamer St. Lawrence, of the Thousand Island Steamboat company is being fitted up and will be on her regular run down the river in a few weeks.

The steamer Arabian, of the Canadian freight line, will leave the dry dock sometime before Monday evening, and will at once be followed in by the steamer Turbinia.

M.T. Co. - The steamer Kinmount cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; the tug Emerson arrived from Charlotte with the barge Augustus, loaded with coal for Montreal, and will clear for there tonight; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with three light barges. The steamer Stormount is due tonight from Fort William with grain.

Daily Standard, May 28, 1910

p.1 David Daryeau's Death - The jury summoned in the case of the death of David Daryeau of Lansdowne, of the schooner Ford River, who was killed in an accident at Charlotte, N.Y., a few weeks ago, returned a verdict holding the coal company running the coal chutes at that place responsible for his death. A settlement for damages with the young man's relatives will be made.

The accident was caused through neglect of the company by one of the chutes giving way, instantly killing the young man. Capt. Chauncey Daryeau, uncle of the unfortunate young man, had a miraculous escape.

p.2 A Comfortable Craft - On her first trip of the season yesterday the steamer Britannic brought only a small number of passengers from Brockville to Kingston.



The steamer Dundee passed up this morning.

The steamers Pellatt and Plummer passed down this morning, calling at the drydock for pilots.

The steambarge Kenirving passed up this morning from Smith's Falls for Oswego to load coal.

The steam barge Jeska cleared for Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The steam barge John Randall passed down this morning with coal for Smith's Falls from Oswego.

The new steamer Keystorm passed up today in charge of Capt. Walter Collins of this city.

Frank Norris has shipped as chief engineer of the steamer Dorrick (Doric ?).

The schooner Bertie Caulkens (sic - Bertha Calkins, Caulkins) is at Booth & Co.'s with coal from Charlotte.

The tug Thomson is busy towing from below the bridge to Garden Island for the Calvin Co.

The steamer Simla is expected from Montreal tomorrow. She will clear with the barge Burmah for Erie to load coal for Fort William.

Swift & Co.'s arrivals - Str. Dundee up, Aletha down, and Rideau King from Ottawa.

The steamer Brittanic commenced her regular weekly run from Montreal to this city. She arrived yesterday at Swift's with a small excursion from Brockville.

The steamer Caspian started on her first trip to Charlotte this morning. She will arrive on her first return trip tomorrow.

M.T. Co.'s arrivals - The str. Emerson arrived from Charlotte with one barge coal laden for Montreal; tug Thomson up with three light barges; the tug Bronson is expected from Montreal tonight with three light barges. The steamer Kinmount cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William. The tug Emerson will clear tonight with two barges to load coal at Lake Erie ports.

Str. Turbinia, of the Hamilton and Toronto line, will arrive at the dry dock tomorrow morning for repairs.

The new R. & O. steamer Rapids Prince, was launched at the Toronto ship yards today. She will be a sister ship to the Rapids King and Queen.

The str. Arabian has left the dry dock after being overhauled.

p.8 Complain About Chutes - Local vessel owners state that the coal trust who are running the chutes at Charlotte are not giving satisfaction. There is not drop enough to send the coal to the sides of the vessel and they do not trim the cargo. In consequence there is quite a space in the hold not utilized.

Will Run Rapids.

Toronto, May 28th - A new passenger steamer the Rapids Prince, built for the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co., was launched at the Inglis shipyards, foot of Bathhurst street, this afternoon. The Rapid Prince is a sister ship to the Rapid King and Queen and will be used in running the rapids, connecting with the Toronto steamers at Prescott.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1910