The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1910

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The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Pellatt passed on her way up from Montreal.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

The schooner Merrill, loaded with feldspar, cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Dundee loaded stone at Howe Island and cleared for Cobourg.

The steamer Saskatoon passed on her way from Montreal to the upper lakes.

The steamer Neepawah is expected at Richardsons' elevator today, from Fort William, with a cargo of grain.

The steamer Cardinal and barge, undergoing repairs here, cleared for Fairhaven, to load coal for Cardinal.

Swift's: steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Dundurn up; steamer Belleville down today; steamer Aletha from bay points.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain laden barges; steamer Fairmount arrived from Fort William with 61,000 bushels of oats and 36,000 bushels of wheat; tug Glide cleared for Montreal with one grain barge.


In The Firehold Of The Steamer Pierrepont.

John Shanahan, 90 Gore street, was suddenly stricken with apoplexy while at work in the firehold of the steamer Pierrepont, on Tuesday evening, and died in the Hotel Dieu at midnight. When the steamer was a few miles from Kingston, en route from Cape Vincent, Engineer John McEwen wondered why the steam was getting so low and went down into the hold. He was startled to see Fireman Shanahan lying unconscious in front of the furnace. The stricken man was carried up to the main deck and when the steamer reached Folger's wharf Dr. Kilborn was summoned to attend him. Mr. Shanahan was removed to the Hotel Dieu in Corbett's ambulance. For some time he was fireman at Rockwood asylum.

Capt. Hinckley of the Pierrepont says that it was only yesterday that Mr. Shanahan said to him that he could not stand the work any longer, and was going to leave. As the fireman lay unconscious in front of the furnace escaping steam boiled his legs to such an extent that the skin peeled off.

The deceased is survived by two sons, one daughter and three sisters. His brother William, who formerly kept hotel in this city, is an invalid in the Hotel Dieu. The late Mr. Shanahan was a member of St. Mary's cathedral congregation. In politics he was an old liberal. He was one of the oldest members of the Y.L.C.B.A.

The funeral will take place to St. Mary's cathedral on Thursday morning. The Y.L.C.B.A. will attend in a body.

Daily Standard, June 22, 1910

p.2 Steamer Undergoing Repairs - The steamer Riverside is on the dry dock at Ogdensburg undergoing some minor repairs.

Very Sudden Death - John Shannahan, a fireman on str. Pierrepont, dies from heat prostration.



The steamer Neepawah arrived from Fort William with wheat and oats.

M.T. Co. arrivals - The tug Emerson from Montreal with three light barges; str. Fairmount from Fort William with 60,000 bushels of oats and 31,000 bushels of wheat.


Deseronto Storm.

Deseronto, June 21st - A severe electric storm passed over here on Saturday afternoon, but with not much damage. The spar on the steamer Burmah, unloading iron ore at the Deseronto Iron Works, had a piece taken out of it.....The steamer Aberdeen and consort were in on Monday, Aberdeen took load of lumber for Oswego on Thursday; Porter and consort on Friday, with coal for Marlbank cement works. The Theo. Voges, light, in on Tuesday, cleared Wednesday, with lumber for Oswego.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1910