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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1910

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The schooner Major Ferry will clear for Oswego today.

The steamer Bothnia touched here, on her way from Lake Erie to Montreal with coal.

The steambarge Navajo has been engaged carrying coal from Oswego and Farnham to Napanee.

The steambarge John Randall passed on her way from Oswego to Smith's Falls, coal-laden.

The steamer Wanderer cleared for Clayton on Saturday night, to be fitted out for her run there.

The yacht Ramona, of the Thousand Island Steamboat company, is undergoing a general overhauling, to be put in shape for the season's work among the islands.

The steamer Pellatt broke the record between Montreal and Fort William on a recent trip. The distance was covered in six days and fourteen hours.

The tug Alert, with a big dredge and a two hundred yard mud scows (sic), coaled at Swift's on Sunday, on her way to Cornwall. The outfit was recently purchased in Buffalo by Fallon Bros., Cornwall.

Swift's: steamer City of Hamilton down Sunday; steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer Belleville up Sunday; steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa this morning; steamer Kingston down and up Sunday; steamer Nevada up Sunday.

M.T. Co.: The tug Emerson arrived from Oswego, and Sodus, with coal for P. Walsh and the M.T. Co.; tug Emerson cleared with the barge Hamilton for Port Dalhousie; steamer Westmount arrived from Ft. William, with 123,000 bushels of oats, discharged, and cleared light for Ft. William; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two barges; tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with three light barges.

p.6 Deseronto, June 4th - .....The steamer Aberdeen and barge Rob Roy brought coal for Marlbank Cement company. The schooner Theo. Voges brought coal on Wednesday and cleared Friday with lumber for Oswego....

Steamer Released - Gananoque, June 6th - The steamer Britannic, on the route from Kingston to Montreal, met with a mishap shortly after leaving Gananoque, about one o'clock Saturday morning. She passed the Jack Straw light safely, but ran foul of the shoal between that and Gordon Island. Every effort to release herself proved futile, a message was sent to Kingston, and one of Calvin's tugs from Garden Island came down and pulled her off, about two o'clock Saturday afternoon, after being on the shoal about twelve hours. It is understood that she suffered no particular damage.

Daily Standard, June 6, 1910



The steam barge Jeska was in port today.

The steam barge John Randall passed up from Smith's Falls to Oswego to load coal this morning.

The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Oswego to load coal for Sowards.

The R. & O. Navigation Co.'s new steamer Rochester had to be taken to Cape Vincent to be painted on account of the thickness of the flies at Ogdensburg.

Swift & Co.'s arrivals - strs. City of Hamilton, Nevada, Dundurn, down, and Kingston down and up.

The steam yacht Ramona is being cleaned and fitted up for her summer excursions.

The str. Britannic, which was aground at Gananoque Narrows, was released Saturday afternoon by the steamer Parthia. Her worst loss seemed to be that she lost her Saturday afternoon excursion.

A tug and dredge passed down on Sunday from Buffalo for Fallon Bros., Cornwall, who have a contract on the Cornwall canal.

M.T. Co.'s arrivals - The tug Mary P. Hall with three light barges from Montreal; tug Emerson from Oswego with two barges coal laden, and str. Westmount from Fort William with 123,000 bushels of oats. Cleared - str. Westmount for Fort William light; tug Thomson for Montreal with two barges laden with grain and tug Emerson for Port Dalhousie with the barge Hamilton.

Deseronto, June 6th - ...The steamer Aberdeen and barge Rob Roy brought in coal for the Marlbank Cement Co. The schooner Theo. Voges brought coal brought coal in on Wednesday and cleared Friday with lumber for Oswego. The Caspian made her first trip last week, calling at our port Sunday.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1910