The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1910

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Master and Crew Acted Very Bravely.

Saved Many Lives.

La Croix, Wis., June 27th - Heroism and the cool headed work of the master and crew, aided by passengers in preventing a panic, proved the salvation of hundreds of lives when the steamer G.S. burned Saturday night. The dead numbered four and the number seriously injured five, but four hundred were slightly burned in endeavoring to rescue the burning steamer after it reached the shore in flames.

The steamer was burning so fiercely, when it finally reached Bad Axe Island, where it was beached, that only two hundred of the 1,500 aboard were able to get ashore on the gang plank. The other 1,200 or 1,300 persons were forced to leap over the rail into the water, four or five feet deep, and wade ashore suffering terribly until the morning when they were able to reach the main land.



first race held at yacht club for Bruce Carruther's trophy; won by Isis; Chiriya, Tezpi and Kathleen also competing; details given.

p.3 Gananoque, June 27th - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived yesterday with a cargo for Taylor & Green....


The steamer Corona passed down on Sunday.

The steamer Acadian passed up on Sunday.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque Saturday.

The steamer Sowards cleared Saturday night for Oswego.

The steambarge Westport is loading a general cargo for Rideau canal ports.

The barge Hiawatha is at Richardsons' elevator with grain for Montreal.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived at Richardsons' elevator with grain from bay ports.

The steamer St. Louis, loading stone at the penitentiary, cleared for Cobourg.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at Howe Island loading stone for Cobourg.

The steamer Turret Chief, coal-laden, passed on the way to Montreal on Sunday.

The steambarge Navajo is loading stone at Howe Island. The stone will be taken to Cobourg for the new pier there.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Charlotte with coal for Sowards and will clear again tonight for Charlotte.

The steamers Westmount and Stormount, and the barge Ungava, grain laden for the Montreal Transportation company, cleared for Fort William on Saturday.

The new steamer George E. Jacques, of the Merchants' line, was expected to arrived in Montreal today, from the old country. Capt. Papineau, well known in this city, will take charge of the vessel.

Swift's: steamer Caspian down and up Sunday; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning; steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer Belleville up Sunday; steamer City of Ottawa up Sunday; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego to load coal.

M.T. Co.: tug Bartlett arrived from Lake Erie with barges Winnipeg and Hamilton, coal-laden, for Montreal; tug Emerson passed down Sunday night with an oil barge, No. 57, for Prescott; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Hall arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared with two coal-laden barges for Montreal.

p.8 Making Daily Trips Now - The steamers North King and Caspian now make daily trips from Charlotte to Kingston and the Thousand Islands. Formerly, there was no Monday boat. Now the company is covering the seven days of the week, and the Monday trip is of great convenience to a great many people who like to take the trip across the lake on a Saturday evening and get back on Monday morning. Likewise, Rochester people can come over on Saturday and get home on Monday night.

Daily Standard, June 27, 1910



On Saturday evening George Gooderham's fine three masted auxiliary yacht Oriole, dropped into this harbor from Toronto and anchored in front of the Yacht Club. There was a large party of Mr. Gooderham's friends on board, who enjoyed the cool air in the after deck and listened to the music of the ship's piano. The Oriole is one of the most luxurious in its appointments of any yacht on this side of the globe.

She left on Sunday in charge of Captain Corkey for a cruise down the north channel of the St. Lawrence River.



The steamer Turret Chief passed through from Conneaut to Montreal with coal.

The steamer Corona passed down yesterday from Fort William to Montreal with wheat.

The sloop Maggie L. unloaded grain at Richardson's today.

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

The schooner Julia B. Merrill is loading coal at Charlotte for the penitentiary.

The steamer George E. Jacques, a new boat for the Merchants' line is expected at Montreal today from the old country. Captain Oliver Patineau, of this city, will be in charge of the steamer.

The schooner St. Louis cleared from the penitentiary for Cobourg today.

The steam barge Westport loaded freight at R. Crawford's for Rideau canal points.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Charlotte with coal for Jas. Sowards.

Swift & Co. arrivals - steamer Dundurn, City of Hamilton, Arabian and Dundee up yesterday. Steamers North King and Kingston down and up. Strs. Toronto and Caspian down and up today. Rideau King from Ottawa and Aletha from bay ports.

M.T. Co. arrivals - The tug Bartlett from Lake Erie with the barges Hamilton and Winnipeg, coal laden. Tug Mary P. Hall with three light barges from Montreal. Cleared - The tug M.P. Hall for Montreal with the barges Hamilton and Winnipeg. The tug Emerson passed down from Port Dalhousie with oil barge No. 57. The barges Hilda and Nadine cleared from Cape Vincent for Murray Bay to load pulpwood. The steamer Rosemount is expected tonight from Montreal and will take the barge Augusta (Augustus ?) to Lake Erie to load coal.

p.7 The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego on Saturday night to load coal for R. Crawford.

p.8 Yachting Races - first yacht race of season for the Bruce Carruthers' Trophy was won by Isis; details of course, committee members, boats entered.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1910