The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1910


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p.1 High Court Cases - .....In the case of the Davis Dry Dock company against R.L. Clemson, Bracebridge, his lordship reserved judgement. The plaintiff's claim was for $1,015.22, the price of two gasoline launches, and for work done and materials supplied to the defendant. The defence claimed that one launch was never delivered to or accepted by them, and that the one received would not make the speed called for in the contract; the defence counter claimed for damages for the destruction of one of the launches by fire, due to the carelessness of plaintiffs or their agents. Cunningham and Mudie appeared for the plaintiffs and George Mahaffy, Bracebridge, for the defendant. For the plaintiffs, John Davis, Frank Lake, C. Jackson, J. Atkinson, James Evans and E. Godwin gave evidence. Frank Water was called on to give expert testimony in regard to the gasoline engine. For the defendant, R.E. Clemson, his wife, Mrs. R.E. Clemson, Miss A. McClosky and A. Small testified.

Latest News - The Canadian steamer Strathcona, bound down with ore for Point Edward, ran aground on Corsica shoal, Lake Huron, and was out all around about two inches. She was released after lightering about 200 tons.

p.2

EXCITING RIVER TRIP.

R. & O. Steamer's Steering Gear Went Wrong.

[Montreal Witness]

The passengers of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company's steamer, the Rapids King, had a rather exciting trip Sunday night. The ship did its best to travel by land more than once below the Coteau rapids.

"She must have run amuck," said one of the passengers, telling the story. "Though the pilot did his best it was impossible to keep her head straight, and finally he refused to take her down the Cedar rapids, and we were all landed at Coteau du Lac, driven to River Rouge and brought in to Montreal by train. Some of the passengers stayed on the boat all night, however, and came down this morning."

The company stated that the steering gear was not working well at Coteau du Lac, and the boat was held there until morning.

p.3

IN MARINE CIRCLES.

The sloop Pilot is loading coal for Howe Island.

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

The sloop Maggie L. loaded wheat at Richardsons' elevator for Glenora.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived at Collins Bay with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived from Oswego with coal for R. Crawford.

The barge Mamie is being loaded with oats for Montreal at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer North King is in Crawford's slip, receiving a final overhauling, before going on the Rochester route.

The steamer Wasaga is on her way from Fort William to Richardsons' elevator with grain. She is expected tonight, or on Wednesday morning.

The steamer Midland Queen lightened at Richardsons' elevator on Monday night. She had a full cargo of wheat, on her way from Fort William to Montreal.

p.6

TO GIVE A TRIP.

Ogdensburg, June 7th - As soon as the steamer Rochester is painted the boat will leave Charlotte, where the city officials of Rochester, railroad officials, invited guests and newspaper men will be given a trip on the lake.

This trial trip will be made the occasion of the presentation of the boat's colors and clock by the city of Rochester. This outing is scheduled to take place June 17th, and on the following day the regular schedule between Youngstown and Ogdensburg will go into effect.

p.8

Late Marine Notes.

The tug Emerson arrived Tuesday afternoon from Cleveland, with the barges Winnipeg and Hamilton, coal-laden, on the way to Montreal.

The schooner Keewatin arrived at Swift's wharf with coal from Oswego.

The steamer Plummer passed up today.

Daily Standard, June 7, 1910

p.2

A Mariner's Difficulty Overcome.

The steamer Kingston experienced some difficulty in getting away from the C.P.R. wharf at Brockville Sunday. The steamer Britannic was at Ault & Reynolds' wharf, which made it necessary for Capt. Booth to back out the large steamer. This he successfully accomplished in spite of the strong east wind blowning.

MARINE INTELLIGENCE.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived from Oswego with coal for R. Crawford & Co.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill is unloading coal at Collins' Bay from Oswego.

The steamer Midland Queen lightened 15,000 bushels of grain at Richardson's elevator last night and proceeded to Montreal.

The sloop Pilot loaded coal at Crawford's for Howe Island.

M.T. Co. - The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain laden barges. The tug Mary P. Hall cleared for Montreal with two barges, the Winnipeg and Quebec, laden with coal.

The steam barge Jeska is loading lumber for Oswego.

Swift's arrivals - Toronto down and up; schr. Keewatin from Oswego; str. Aletha from Bay ports.

K. & P. Rentals - railway has lands covered by "license of occupation" from government, then sublets this land to other companies such as M.T. Co. and Davis & Sons.

p.4 Released Steamer - Port Huron, Mich., June 7th - The Canadian steamer Strathcona, bound down with ore for Point Edward, which ran aground on Corsica shoal, Lake Huron, just east of the lightship, and was out all around about two inches, was released yesterday after lightering 200 tons of her cargo into the Wayne.

p.5 City Happenings - The steamer Plummer passed up last night and the steamer Kenora passed down this morning.

p.8 Trial Trip of New Boat - As soon as the steamer Rochester is painted the boat will leave Cape Vincent, where she now lies, for Charlotte, where the city officials of Rochester, railroad officials, invited guests and newspaper men will be given a trip on the lake. This trip will be made the occasion of the presentation of the boat's colors and clock by the city of Rochester. This outing is scheduled to take place on June 17th, and on the following day the regular schedule, between Youngstown and Ogdensburg, will go into effect.

Contracts Awarded - The contracts for the supply of coal required by the Rockwood Asylum, also by the Cotton Mill, have been awarded to James Sowards.

Firt Run of the Season - The steamer Island Belle ran her first trip of the season to Ogdensburg from Clayton yesterday morning. The steamer has been repainted and overhauled.


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Date of Publication:
7 Jun 1910
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English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1910