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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1910

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Detroit, June 1st - A flue blew out on the boiler of the steamer Bulgaria, while off Thunder Bay Island, in Lake Huron, yesterday afternoon, and James Burns, Cleveland, a helper in the engine room, was literally cooked to death in the escaping steam. Another man, Frank Cassidy, of Chicago, was seriously scalded and is not expected to recover. The accident occurred during a stiff gale and for a time the Bulgaria lay helpless in the trough of the sea. She put into Alpena for repairs.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Capt. "Dan" Rooney, of the schooner Charles Marshall, was receiving old acquaintances in the city today. His vessel is at the penitentiary loading stone for Cobourg.


Notice To Pilots.

St. Lawrence River - Kingston to Prescott.

The south channel at Fiddler's Elbow, between Wood Island and Dashwood Island, is closed until further notice by cables of dredge at work there. The channel north of Wood Island is clear.

(By order) NAPOLEAN TESSIER, Secretary.

Department of Public Works, Ottawa, May 20th, 1910.



The steamer Tagona passed on her way west today.

The steamer Belleville will pass on her way east tonight.

The steamer Dundurn will pass on her way west on Wednesday night.

The steamer Rideau King will arrive from Ottawa on Wednesday night.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at Crawford's with a cargo of coal from Oswego.

The schooner Keewatin arrived from Oswego, Wednesday afternoon, with coal for Swift's.

The steamer Neepawah, loaded with grain from Fort William, is due at Richardson's elevator on Thursday morning.

The steamer Sowards arrived at Rockwood asylum with coal from Oswego. The steamer America was placed on the Cape Vincent run today. The steamer Wanderer will be taken to Clayton to fit out for the summer traffic.

The steamer Missisquoi cleared for Rockport today after having an electric plant installed. The work was done by the Halliday Electric company. The steamer Missisquoi is a neat little river boat for river traffic and has a very busy season ahead of it.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The tug Emerson arrived from Lake Erie with two coal barges, and cleared with one light barge for Sodus Point; the steamer Stormount cleared for Belleville, to load cement for Fort William; the steamer Glenmount, grain-laden, is due to arrive at 7 o'clock tonight.


Arrived From New York on Way to Toronto.

The splendid new steam yacht Florence, owned by J.C. Eaton, of Toronto, arrived at Swift's wharf on Wednesday, on her way from New York to Toronto. She will go into the dry dock for inspection and will then proceed on her way to Toronto.

The yacht is a handsome one, and was much admired, when tied up at the wharf. She is a graceful vessel in white and gold, and of magnificent lines. Everything is looking spick and span about the yacht and even while tied up at the wharf, men were very busy cleaning up. It is the class of vessel that requires continual attention. It was stated that the crew numbers twenty-two.

There are several hundred electric lights on the vessel, including many colored lights, and the effect at night is very pretty.

The yacht is fitted out with wireless telegraphy, and while enjoying a tour on his boat, Mr. Eaton, the proprietor of Toronto's big departmental store, is able to communicate with his office. The yacht itself is fitted out on a most elaborate style, everything having been secured in the line of comfort.

The party on board the vessel is composed of: J.C. Eaton, with two children, Mrs. Eaton's mother, Mrs. McRae, Mr. & Mrs. Dobie, and Albert Barker, all of Toronto.

Capt. Sughrue's Challenge.

Prescott, May 31st - To the Editor:

I noticed a statement in your issue of May 25th which appears to come from Gananoque, that S.J. Chapleau and Captain Frank Barnhart have been doing a considerable lot of talk concerning the black buoy at Gananoque, and as to this buoy being in wrong position on shoal and causing the Horace Taber to run aground.

I would wish these two gentlemen to understand that a black buoy is to be kept to the starboard and down stream. Therefore, if Capt. Barnhart had kept the proper channel he would have had no difficulty in getting through all right.

As far as Mr. Chapleau's statement that the buoy is 100 yards farther east than last year I would like to have this explained, as any person making such a statement knows very little about this shoal. I, the captain of the C.G.S. Scout, am prepared to meet S.J. Chaplian (sic) and Captain Barnhart in Gananoque any date mentioned to show them where they are mistaken in their statement about this buoy and its proper position.

W.D. SUGHRUE, captain of the Scout.

p.8 Is Dying In Chicago - Capt. J.F. Allen, of Kingston, is dangerously ill at the home of his son, William Allen, in Chicago. A letter received this morning, stated that the veteran marine captain was not expected to live many days. He is suffering from cancer of the stomach.

Daily Standard, June 1, 1910

p.2 District Dashes - The steamer Yennek will start on the Brockville-Butternut Bay route Wednesday, June 8th.

The steamer Prince of the Rutland Line has been sold for $15,000 to the Oak, Parson Company of Detroit.


The steamer Beaverton passed up yesterday to Fort William.

The steamer Tegona called here on her up trip yesterday evening.

The steamer Corona from Fort William to Montreal, called on her way down yesterday.

The steamer Gordon is loading cement at Belleville for Fort William.

The steambarge Kenirving passed up last night from Smith's Falls to Oswego to load coal.

The schr. Julia B. Merrill cleared for Sodus Point to load coal for Collins Bay.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at R. Crawford's with coal from Oswego.

The str. Sowards is at Rockwood Hospital with coal from Oswego. The coal is part of J. Soward's contract.

M.T. Co. - The steamer Rosemount passed up from Montreal to Lake Erie. The tug Emerson arrived from Ashtabula and Cleveland with the barges Melrose and Selkirk, coal laden for Montreal. Cleared - The tug Emerson for Sodus, with the barge Hector and the tug Thomson for Montreal, with two barges coal laden. The steamer Glenmount is expected tonight from Fort William with grain.

Swift & Co. arrivals - strs. Tacoma, Beaverton and Dundurn up and str. Belleville down.

The steamyacht Florence, owned by J.C. Eaton, of the T. Eaton Co., Toronto, is at the dry dock.

The str. Toronto makes her first trip, leaving Toronto today, and arriving here tomorrow morning. The str. Kingston arrives here on her first trip Thursday morning.

Str. America went on the Cape run today. The Wanderer is being fitted out for her summer trips.

The steamyacht Ramona is being scraped and cleaned up in the Dry Dock.

p.4 Deepen the Welland - editorial calling for the work to be begun at once. [Toronto Mail and Empire]



The steamyacht Florence, owned by J.C. Eaton, of the T. Eaton Co., Toronto, is in the Dry Dock undergoing repairs. It is the largest and best equipped steam pleasure yacht on Lake Ontario. Mr. Eaton purchased her from Charles Sweeney, of New York. On board the yacht are Mr. and Mrs. Eaton, their two children, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dobey, Mrs. McRae, who is Mrs. Eaton's mother and Albert Barker, are the passengers.

The designer of the craft is Lewis Nixon. It was built by the Crescent Steamboat Company, a New Jersey firm. The construction is of steel, the length 173 feet, beam 22 feet, draught 12 feet. Its speed is up to 18 knots. The tonnage is 270.

There are a main saloon, music room, dining room, and state rooms giving accommodation for twelve persons. The interior is finished in mahogany and other hardwoods. Around the deck is a fringe of colored electric lights.

The yacht left New York on May 11th and came up the St. Lawrence by way of Boston and Halifax, and will be here until Friday, when the boat will have been repaired and scraped. They then sail for Toronto.

The party will live on board the craft while here.

Capt. Allen Dying - worked over 30 years for Folgers.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1910