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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1910

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The schooner Britton is at Garden Island on her way to Oswego.

The sloop Pilot arrived light from Howe Island, and is at Richardson's wharf.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived at Richardson's elevator with grain from Bay ports.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal for Sowards.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived from Oswego with coal for Anglin's.

The steamer Simla arrived at Garden Island from Montreal and cleared with the barge Burmah, for Toledo, to load timber.

The steamer Turbinia made a trip to the dry dock to have a new wheel put on. She arrived Sunday morning, the work was rushed through, and left again for Toronto in the evening.

The steamer Fairmount is due at the M.T. Co.'s elevator tonight from Fort William with grain. The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with three light barges; tug Mary P. Hall for Montreal with two barges.

The steamer Dundurn passed down on Sunday morning. The steamer Senator Derbyshire arrived from Brockville, and underwent some repairs at the dry dock afterwards clearing for Port Colborne to load grain for Montreal.

The schooner Kitchen, loaded with stone, ran aground near Howe Island early on Saturday night, when in tow of the tug Mary P. Hall. She was helped off by the steambarge Westport, and was able to proceed to Cobourg with her cargo of stone.

p.4 Gananoque, May 30th - .....The steamer Britannic, Kingston to Montreal, is making regular calls here for freight and passengers this season. The coal schooner Britton cleared light for Oswego yesterday morning. The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived yesterday morning from Oswego with a cargo.

p.8 News of the World - The tug Trotter has arrived at Wallaceburg, Ont., with the old iron hull of the steamer Chambly, a former St. Lawrence river passenger side wheel steamer, which will be converted into an oil barge.

Daily Standard, May 30, 1910

p.1 Charged To Oil Blaze - Wallaceburg, May 30th - The tug Trotter has arrived here with the old iron hull of the str. Chambly, a former St. Lawrence River passenger side wheel steamer, which will be converted into an oil barge for the Empire Refinery Co., a new Canadian oil company.


Considerable interest is being taken in the conference to be held this evening between the Finance Committee of the City Council and the Marine Committee of the Board of Trade in regard to more harbor accommodation for Kingston, which would be required in event of a new Welland Canal.

The idea of some aldermen seems to be to leave the bridge where it is, and to ask the government to build a breakwater opposite the old malt house, the city to build out docks to it. This, they claim, would be a cheaper method, and more likely to appeal to the government for if the bridge was moved it would be necessary, in addition to building a new bridge, to dredge the harbor in the vicinity of the present structure. The depth of the harbor at that place is less than 20 feet, whereas it should be from 25 to 30 feet in order to accommodate the large vessels, which are expected to come down the lake when a new Welland Canal is built or the present one deepened and enlarged. A member of the marine committee, when asked what he thought of the breakwater proposition, said he did not think it was possible because the water was too deep at the point where it was proposed to build the breakwater. The member said that the first thing that ought to be done would be to ask for a survey of the harbor. A few years ago a survey was made, but the surveyor did not state at what depth the rock was to be found. Of course, the expense of dredging the harbor would depend on how much rock would have to be removed.

p.4 Closing The Rideau - C.P.R. wants canal bed for roadway and [Smith's Falls News] is against it.



The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived from Oswego with coal for S. Anglin & Co.

The steambarge Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for James Sowards.

The schooner Pilot arrived from Howe Island, light, on Saturday.

The schooner Maggie L. is at Jas. Richardson & Sons with grain for bay ports.

The steam barge Westport loaded package freight at Crawford's for Seeley's Bay this morning.

The steamer Turbinia was docked at the Kingston Shipbuilding Company's drydock yesterday morning and had a wheel put on. She cleared last night for Toronto.

The schooner Britton passed up for Oswego to load coal for Gananoque.

The schooner W.J. Kitchen was being towed up from Howe Island laden with stone for Cobourg when she grounded on a shoal near the head of the island. The barge Westport took off part of the cargo and the schooner was released. She was not badly hurt.

M.T. Co. arrivals - Tug Bronson from Montreal with three light barges, and Mary P. Hall from Montreal with two light barges. Cleared - The tug Emerson yesterday for Port Dalhousie with two barges to load coal; the steamer Stormount for Belleville to load cement for Fort William. The steamer Kinmount cleared from Belleville this morning.

City Happenings - The str. Caspian made her first excursion down the river yesterday. A large crowd of passengers were aboard.

p.8 Here For Repairs - The steam yacht Ada is at Davis' drydock for repairs.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1910