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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1910

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p.1 Vessels Had Collision - Amherstburg, June 9th - The steamer Syracuse, bound down with ore, collided with the steamer A.L. Hopkins, with two coal barges in tow, near South-East shoal, early this morning. The Syracuse, undamaged, towed the Hopkins and barges to Detroit river, and they proceeded on their way. The Hopkins is damaged on one side and likely will have to go to Detroit dry dock.



The steamer Toronto passed down and up today.

The steamer Sowards will clear tonight for Oswego.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque today.

The tug Mary will clear for Montreal with three light barges.

The steamer Brittanic passed up today from Montreal to Toronto.

The barge Bella is loading grain at Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.

The steamer City of Hamilton passed up today from Montreal to Hamilton.

The steamer Beaverton is expected to arrive on her way to Montreal tonight.

The steamer Belleville was in port, Wednesday night, from Montreal to Hamilton.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa this morning with passengers and freight.

The steamer Dundurn passed down, Wednesday evening, from Hamilton to Montreal.

The steamer St. Lawrence is being fitted out and will leave in a few days for her regular run down the river.

Capt. "Mack" Shaw, of the steamer Sowards, who has been quite ill for a couple of weeks, is much improved.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived, Thursday afternoon, light, from Collins Bay, and will load feldspar at Richardsons' wharf.

The steamer Prince Rupert arrived from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat, and is discharging at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Saskatoon arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, on Thursday noon, from Fort William, with 80,000 bushels of wheat, for trans-shipment into barges for Montreal.

The steamer Stranger, last year on the Gananoque-Kingston run, will not be in commission this season. George Hammond, who is now visiting in the city, will have the steamer taken over to Wolfe Island.

p.6 Gananoque, June 9th - ....The coal schooner Britton is again in port, unloading a cargo at the old Scranton Coal company's sheds.

p.8 Pith of the News - Capt. Demers, who has been acting wreck commissioner since the resignation of Commander Spain, is to be confirmed in that position.

M.J. Hogan, Port Colborne, has secured, at $74,000, the contract for Welland canal improvements at Port Colborne.

Daily Standard, June 9, 1910

p.1 Steamers Collided - Amherstburg, June 9th - The steamer Syracuse, bound down with ore, collided with the steamer A.L. Hopkins with two coal barges in tow near South East Shoal early this morning. The Syracuse, undamaged, towed the Hopkins and barges to Detroit River and they proceeded on their way.



The steam barge John Randell passed down this morning from Oswego to Smith's Falls with coal.

The steamer Prince Rupert arrived at Jas. Richardson & Son's with 130,000 bushels of oats.

The steam barge Sowards cleared for Oswego to load coal for Crawford's.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared from Collins Bay for Oswego to load coal.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Howe Island to load stone for Cobourg.

The steamer Missisquoi arrived from Rockport and Gananoque with passengers today.

The schooner Ford River arrived from Trenton to load feldspar for Charlotte at Jas. Richardson & Son's.

The steamer Wasaga cleared for Hamilton to load package freight for Fort William.

The steamer North King had her spar put in position.

The steamer Prince Rupert will clear tonight for Cleveland to load coal for Fort William.

M.T. Co. arrivals - The tug Mary with three grain barges from Montreal; the steamer Saskatoon passed down today from Fort William to Montreal with 80,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Emerson is expected tonight with two light barges from Montreal.

Yesterday the schooners W.J. Suffel and the Ford River were racing to get into Trenton first with coal, when the Suffel, which was leading, ran aground on Nigger Island. She had to be lightened before she was released. The Ford River got the dock first.

Swift & Co.'s arrivals - Str. Toronto down and up; str. Dundurn up last night; Belleville down, and City of Hamilton up.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

Capt. Malone of the steamer Prince Rupert reports that last Friday the steamer Keewatin entered the harbor at Fort William banked with snow. She ran through a heavy snowstorm on Lake Superior. On the down trip the captain wore a fur coat till he passed Lake Erie, which is unusual for the month of June.


"Bill" Jarvis Building a Fast Boat.

"Yachting" contains a description of the boat which "Young Bill" Jarvis, son of Amelius Jarvis is building, and which he will probably sail at the George Cup races in Kingston this summer, under the colors of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto, which has challenged for the cup, now held by the Kathleen. The description is in part as follows:

"Of the speed possibilities of the new challenger, there can be no doubt, if looks count for anything at all. She is the slipperiest looking design ever shown at the Royal Canadian Club. Her bow is a long, lean sliver, carried out so far that no bowsprit is needed. While it is not hollow ground like the famous Seneca's, it is quite as sharp on deck, and still sharper in profile, than that speedy craft's proboscis. The overhang is long, thin and as dainty as a swallow's tail feather. The stern post is well raked, and the fin is quite pronounced in profile, although not extremely flat in section. The ballast slab sits rather high, in mid section the boat shows a beautiful rounded body, with no hard lines. Her sail plan is very pleasing, and for the first time in a decade of international lake yachting, reveals a jib and mainsail plan, with the jib loose footed and trimming aft of the mast. She has a big open cockpit for working in, with small rounded cabin trunk at the forward end. She looks the sort of a boat that is good for racing and pleasure sailing but as a cruiser, of course, her living accommodation would be somewhat limited.

Her principal dimensions are: Length over all, 35 feet; beam, seven feet six inches; draught, five feet four inches; sail area, 600 square feet; mainmast above deck, 32 feet; main boom, 24 feet; gaff 12 feet 8 inches; area, mainsail, 440 square feet; area, jib, 160 square feet.

The boat was designed by George Owen, of Newton, Mass., formerly of Hamilton, the design being for a class R. Sloop. The contract has been let to Capt. Andrews, of Oakville.

"Yachting" says that young Jarvis has accomplished wonders with an old 16-footer, which no one else ever succeeded in keeping right side up for very long.

The Watertown Standard says it is likely that Judge Reeves of Watertown will again use the speedy little Crescent, although new boats may be built at Watertown now that the new Toronto candidate has been announced.

p.3 Gananoque, June 9th - ....The Horace Taber came in on Tuesday with coal for Taylor & Green, and the Britton (Briton) cleared light.


Raised Big Steamer.

Detroit, June 9th - The steamer Steinbrenner, sunk in collision in mid lake last fall, arrived here in tow of the Reid Wrecking Company tug. The cargo of ore was taken out here, and the Steinbrenner placed in dry dock for repairs. The cofferdam placed around the boat was the largest ever placed on a lake vessel under water. This was done by two divers and they used 50,000 feet of lumber doing the work.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1910