The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1910

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p.2 Shock Killed Him - Frederick Barry, second cook on steamer Port Colborne, fell off gang plank while boarding, striking his head on the wharf, later died.

p.3 Gananoque, Aug. 20th - .....remains of burned yacht Sigma raised and brought into bay; insurance policy of $3,000.

The steambarge Water Lily was in port yesterday afternoon, with freight from Montreal for local dealers.



M.R. Davis, government inspector of hulls, who returned a couple of days ago from an inspection trip through Western and Northern Ontario, came back sooner than he anticipated, for the reason that he found there were not the number of boats to be inspected than he expected. The reason for this is the very poor season in shipping. A great many boats that were in commission in previous years are laid up this summer. There are no cargoes for them, and, hence, they could not remain in commission. The season of 1910 has been decidedly dull in the marine carrying trade.

Sounding For Channel.

Four assistant engineers from the public works' department at Ottawa started, on Saturday morning, to make soundings at the village of Marysville, Wolfe Island, with a view to have a channel deepened. A dredge will later be put to work.

Marine Paragraphs.

The government boat Scout is in port.

The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Oswego.

The government boat Bayfield will be in port tonight.

The steambarge Navajo is loading cement at Belleville.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, on Friday, on her way up from Quebec.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamers Caspian and Kingston down and up; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa this afternoon.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Stormount from Fort William with 74,000 bushels of wheat, will clear for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; tug Hall from Montreal, two light barges; tug Emerson cleared for Montreal, with three grain laden barges; tug Bartlett cleared with three barges to load coal at Lake Erie.

p.8 He Tried To Suicide - Andres Hamberg, a Swede, jumped off barge Quebec, of Montreal Transportation Co., in Lachine canal; Capt. Robert Siddell helped to save him..

Engine Backed Fire - yacht Emerald at K.Y.C., 55' long, fire put out.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1910