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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1910

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The barge Hector, of the M.T. Co., is in the dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Beaverton arrived at Swift's wharf on her way west.

The steamer Alexandria passed down on her way to Montreal on Monday night.

The schooner Katie Eccles arrived at Newcastle with a cargo of coal from Oswego.

The steamer Missisquoi is at Richardson's slip. An electric light plant is being installed in the steamer.

The sloop Maggie L. is loading grain at Richardson's elevator for Collins Bay. She will afterwards load brick at Trenton for Bath.

The yacht Florence, owned by John C. Eaton, Toronto, is expected at the dry dock, in the course of a day or so, for a general inspection.

The fine yacht of the Thousand Island Steamboat company, the Ramona, will go on the ways at once, and be put in shape for the season's work down among the islands.

The S.S. Keystorm, a new lake liner, is in charge of Captain Collins, Kingston, late mate and pilot of the steamer Dundurn. The mate, William McLaren, is also a Canadian, and has a good knowledge of Canadian waters.

The strike of seamen on the great lakes, involving several thousand sailors, marine firemen, and marine cooks, has been in progress over a year. The strikers allege that recent disasters deaths were due to incompetency of crews engaged. Laborers and boys are very largely employed.

The steamer Fairmount arrived from Fort William and transhipped into barges, 120,000 bushels of oats for the M.T. Co., cleared for Oswego and will clear from there with the barge Ungava, coal laden for Fort William; the tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; the steamer Glenmount is due from Fort William, on Wednesday, with grain.

Needless Anxiety - The Ottawa Journal says: Kingston is worrying over and passing resolutions about the proposed closing of the Rideau canal from the deep cut, in order to give the C.P.R. access to the Central depot and the projected tunnel. Kingston's anxiety is needless. The proposal of the C.P.R., so far as the part concerning the Rideau canal, is about as improbable as if the road proposed to purchase the parliament buildings for a round house.

Daily Standard, May 31, 1910

p.2 The schooner Maggie L. loaded wheat at Jas. Richardson & Son's for Collins Bay.


Raft No. 4 started from Garden Island for Quebec today in charge of the tug Frontenac.

M.T. Co. arrivals - The str. Fairmount from Fort William with 120,000 bushels of oats, which was transferred to barges, and tug Thomson with three light barges from Montreal. Cleared - The steamer Fairmount for Oswego, where she will take the barge Ungava, which is coal laden to Fort William; tug Bronson for Montreal with three barges grain laden; the str. Glenmount is expected from Fort William tomorrow.

The steamer Missisquoi is here getting her electric fittings put in.

p.3 Gananoque, May 31st - The schr. Horace Taber is in port again, with another cargo of coal for Taylor & Green.

p.8 Non-Jury Assizes - One of the cases to be heard is that of the Donnelly Wrecking Co. vs Davis Dry Dock for about $200 damages to the schooner Grantham while she was in the drydock in 1908. J.L. Whiting is acting for the plaintiffs and Cunningham & Moodie for the defendants.

A Fine New Steamer - The steamer Keystorm, the new vessel for the Keystone Transportation Co., is a great addition to the boats of that company. She is without a doubt one of the finest freighters on the lake. She was built at Newcastle-on-Tyne, during the winter. Drawing fourteen feet, she can carry 95,000 bushels of wheat, but if the canals were deeper she could carry much more. She has two hoists that can lift 5000 lbs. from the dock to the vessel. Her accomodation for the foredeck hands is unusual for a freighter, as there are berths in each cabin. A companion ship is expected to be out shortly. Capt. Walter Collins, of this city, formerly a mate and pilot of the Dundurn is in command of the boat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1910