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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1910

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Late Marine Items.

The steamer Plummer and the steamer Neepawah touched at Swift's wharf today, on their way west.

The steamer Toronto arrived at Swift's on Thursday morning, on her first trip of the season.

It was stated today that the steamer Kingston would make her first trip down to Kingston about June 15th.

p.3 Gananoque, June 2nd - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego today...

p.4 Pith of the News - The steamer Emerald, formerly owned by the Montreal and Cornwall Navigation company, has been taken to the Ottawa river, having been leased by the Barkley and Smith Transportation company.

The crew of the steamer D.M. Saunders, Cleveland, which went on Gull Rock, at the entrance of Keeweenaw Point, near Calumet, Mich., was taken off by the life-saving crew.



The steamer Rideau King and the steambarge John Randall came very near having a bad collision at an early hour on Thursday morning, and as it was, both vessels touched, and one of the windows in the steamer Rideau King was broken by its own fender being pushed into it.

The steambarge Randall had just come through the Cataraqui swing bridge, and the Rideau King was on the way to Ottawa, and they met just near the M.T. Co.'s elevator, and it was a very tight squeeze that the vessels had, but through the prompt work of both captains a more serious accident was avoided. The vessels came so close together that the fender on the King was pushed through the window. The Randall was not damaged. She is on her way to Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.

Some of the captains running on the Rideau canal are complaining, about the lights between Kingston Mills and Washburn, not being lighted and kept in proper shape. Out of the nineteen lights, on Thursday morning, seven of them were counted say that on dark mornings it makes it very hard to have the lights out (sic).

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque on Thursday morning.

The steamer Glenmount arrived from Fort William, at eleven o'clock, on Wednesday night, discharged 75,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, and cleared for Belleville to take on a cargo of cement for Fort William.

The steambarge Mary Louise arrived at Ottawa (sic) with a load of lumber from Morton.

The steamer Jeska is at Ottawa, loading lumber for Oswego.

The steambarge Kenirving cleared for Deseronto to load lumber for Oswego.

Grain and Coal Arrivals.

During May the following quantities of grain and coal arrived here, and received let-passes at the St. Lawrence, en route to Montreal: Grain, 2,541,895 bushels; coal, 2,248 tons. During April the amount of grain which arrived here and received let-passes was 581,939 bushels, notwithstanding that the season began somewhat late. The total amount of grain passed at the canal office up to June 1st was 3,123,834 bushels, a much larger amount than was received here at the same time a year ago.

p.8 Pith of the News - The Western Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company, Port Arthur, now have under construction a $1,250,000 dry-dock and shipbuilding plant. This will be capable of handling the largest boats at present on the lakes.

Daily Standard, June 2, 1910

p.1 From the Wires - The strike of the tugmen at Cleveland has been settled.

p.2 Swift & Co. - Arrivals - str. Toronto down this morning and up tonight; strs. Dundurn, City of Montreal, Neepawah and Pellatt west; str. Belleville arrived this morning at 4:40. She was over 10 hours late, due to the windstorm on the lake yesterday.


The steamer Regina passed down today, calling at the Dry Dock.

The str. Port Colborne called on her way from Fort William to Montreal.

The steambarge Kenirving cleared for Deseronto to load lumber for Oswego.

The steambarge John Randall is wind bound here. She is on her way to Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Neepawah is expected tonight from Fort William with wheat and oats for James Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Missisquoi was up today from Rockport.

M.T. Co. arrivals - The str. Glenmount, with 75,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. She cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William. The str. Acadian is expected tonight at 6 o'clock with wheat and oats from Fort William.

The schr. Keewatin arrived this morning at Swift's with coal from Oswego.

p.3 Sailor Displayed Nerve - sailor John Murray got leg caught in rope when steamer City of Ottawa was being made fast to pier at St. Catherines.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1910