The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1910

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Windsor, Aug. 2nd - Two lives were lost in a collision on Lake Erie, on Saturday, when the steamer Ogdensburg collided with the wooden barge Grace Whitney, off Bar Point.

The dead are: Mrs. Caroline Heath, wife of Capt. Frederick Heath; son of captain, aged nine. The other members of the crew, five in number, narrowly escaped with their lives when the crash came, and were obliged to jump into the lake to save themselves. Responsibility for the collision is placed on the Ogdensburg.

The Grace Whitney was one of three wooden barges, being towed by the steamer Maine, and was coal laden, bound from Sandusky to Port Huron, while the Ogdensburg is a steel package freighter of the Rutland Transit company. The Whitney went down five minutes after the collision, and now lies in thirty feet of water.

p.2 Brought Here For Burial - the body of William Dunn, watchman on the steamer North King, drowned in Murray canal.



Steamboat War Imminent on St. Lawrence River.

That a steamboat war is imminent was manifested at Clayton, N.Y., on Sunday, says a despatch, when the steamer Island Belle, which has conducted popular excursions, had strong opposition from the Folger line.

The Thousand Island Steamboat company ran both the steamers New Island Wanderer and Ottawa in competition to the Island Belle, the Wanderer leaving Clayton the same time the Island Belle was scheduled. The two steamers raced to the Cape.

Holmes Brothers, owners of the Belle, have recently purchased the steamer Riverside, which has run for several seasons between Ogdensburg and river points. The Sunday trip out of Cape Vincent is a new one, which was inaugurated this season by the Holmes Brothers.

Manager Folger said that in all probability the Wanderer and Ottawa would continue these Sunday trips during the remainder of the season.

Marine Paragraphs.

The tug Bronson was in dry dock yesterday.

The freighter Jacques coaled at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The steamer Sowards, at Crawford's, from Charlotte, with coal.

Schooner Merrill is at the penitentiary wharf, from Charlotte, with coal.

The steamer Mapleton touched here on her way to Belleville, to load cement for Fort William.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamers Kingston and Caspian down and up; Rideau Queen from Ottawa this evening.

Folger's wharf: steamer America up today from river points with excursion; steamer Alexandria passed down yesterday on her way to Montreal and Quebec, with a full load of passengers and freight.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: tug Thomson cleared, yesterday, for Montreal, with three grain barges; tug Mary up with two light barges from Montreal; steamer Stormount due here tomorrow morning to discharge 68,000 bushels wheat from Fort William.

An interesting race occurred last Saturday, between the steamers Toronto and Rochester, of the R. & O. line. The Rochester left Charlotte three-quarters of an hour ahead of the Toronto and went down the north shore, while the Toronto came over to Kingston. The Toronto beat the Rochester into Prescott by about three miles.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1910