The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1910

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Marine Items.

The steamer Yenneck was up from Gananoque on Saturday, and brought up quite a number of passengers. This was her last trip of the season to Kingston. Next week she will go on a run out of Brockville.

At Swift's: steamer Toronto passed down Saturday morning; steamer City of Ottawa passed on her way west, Saturday morning; steamer Belleville arrived from Montreal; steamer Rideau King will arrive from Ottawa tonight.



The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Rockwood asylum.

The steamer Gordon cleared from Belleville with a cargo of cement for Fort William.

The steamer Rosedale passed down on her way from Fort William to Montreal, grain-laden, on Saturday morning.

J.C. Eaton's yacht Florence cleared for Toronto just at dusk, Friday night. All the lights were turned on, and the yacht made a very pretty appearance.

The steamer Neepawah, after discharging her cargo of grain, at Richardson's elevator, cleared for Toronto and Hamilton to load package freight for Fort William.

M.T. Co.: tug Bronson, from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; tug Emerson will clear tonight for Port Dalhousie with the barge Hamilton.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, on Friday night, on her way up from Montreal. She had considerable freight for local merchants. This line is well patronized by the Kingston merchants.


The Life Saving Service.

The mission of the life-saving service of Canada is to save human life and to provide prompt aid, when possible, to shipwrecked and distressed vessels. For this purpose there are at present 34 life-saving stations....on the Great Lakes of Ontario 11. Each life-saving station has a life-boat, manned by a crew of seven men, including the coxswain, who commands. The coxswain is appointed by the Department of Marine and Fisheries, and is in charge of the station. His duties are to take care of the station, to select the crew, and to drill them in rough water as well as smooth, and instruct them in treating those apparently drowned.

The usual allowance to a coxswain is $75 a year, with $2 for each drill. Fourteen drills, of five hours each, are conducted during a season. The crew are paid $2 each per drill, and extra when engaged in service in a wreck.

Many stations have been recently equipped with new life-boats, which range in cost from $225 to $775 each. The life-saving service has many heroic rescues to its credit, but, fortunately, the latest report, that for the year 1908-9, shows that "no serious casualties involving danger to life have taken place."

Daily Standard, June 4, 1910

p.5 Will Take No Action - The harbor master has decided to take no action against the captain of the steamer Toronto for coming into the harbor too quickly the other day. He is disposed to be lenient in view of the fact that a new captain was in charge and that it was the boat's first trip this season.

Gananoque, June 4th - ....The steamer Alexandria called here last evening about 7:30, going west. Capt. Sughrue of the steamer Scout says the buoy on the shoal where the schooner Horace Taber grounded a few weeks ago, is placed in the proper place. S.A. Chapleau, Government engineer, and Captain Bernhart of the schooner, say it is not. Which is right?

City Happenings - Captain Max Shaw expects to be in command of the steamer Sowards on her next trip. He is able to be down stairs.

p.8 A Beautiful Sight - The steam yacht Florence, owned by J.C. Eaton, left the dry dock last night, and sailed for Toronto. She presented a beautiful sight going up the lake, with her decks lit by colored lights.

To Regulate Speed - Harbor master McCammon will write to all the captains of steamboats coming into the harbor notifying them of the by-law governing the speed of boats entering the harbor..

A Steamer Grounded - The steamer Britannic grounded at the Gananoque narrows light last night. The steamer Parthia was despatched from Garden Island this morning to pull the steamer off. The Britannic cleared from Swift & Co.s last night at nine o'clock. She is not thought to be badly injured.


The steamer Rosedale was at the drydock on her way from Fort William to Montreal today. She was in need of a pilot.

The steamer Sowards is at the Asylum with coal from Oswego.

The schr. Bertie Caulkins cleared for Charlotte with feldspar from James Richardson & Sons.

The schr. Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego to load coal for R. Crawford & Co.

The str. Yennek was up from Gananoque today with passengers.

M.T. Co. arrivals - The tug Bronson up with three light barges and tug Emerson with two barges coal laden from Sodus and Oswego. Cleared - the tug Bronson with two grain laden barges for Montreal, and tug Emerson for Port Dalhousie with the barge Hamilton.

Swift & Co. arrivals - Str. Britannia up from Montreal; Aletha from bay ports; Rideau King from Ottawa and Toronto down and up; str. Belleville from Montreal tonight; schr. Keewatin cleared for Oswego for coal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1910