The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1910

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p.1 Pith of the News - The tug Martha H., commanded by Capt. Harris, sprang a leak, on Monday night, and sank in nineteen feet of water, in the slip of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dry Dock company, Amherstburg, Ont.



The steambarge Westport cleared for Cape Vincent with lumber from Ottawa.

The steambarge Sowards and the schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer America arrived back from Iroquois at 11:20 o'clock, on Monday night. Everyone reported a fine trip.

The barge Sherman, towed by the steamer John Rugee, arrived from Charlotte with coal for the Kingston and Pembroke railway.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, on Monday night, on her way to Montreal and Quebec. She had a large number of passengers. The tourist traffic is still very heavy.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer St. Louis called, yesterday, with an excursion from Perth; steamers Toronto and North King down and up today; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa this afternoon.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Emerson cleared with the barge Hamilton for the Welland canal; the barge Hamilton will load coal at Lake Erie, and the Emerson will return an oil barge from Port Dalhousie for Montreal.

Wolfe Island Assault Case - The charge of assault preferred by Thomas Hutchison, of Wolfe Island, against Capt. Crawford, of the steamer Wolfe Island, resulted in the latter pleading guilty before G.H. Hunter, J.P., and paying a fine of five dollars and costs. The captain laid a counter charge against Mr. Hutchison for the same offence.


The rescue made by Capt. Robert Siddell, of the barge Quebec, in the Lachine canal, a few days ago, referred to in Saturday's Whig, has brought to light a remarkable fact, in that it was at this same spot in the canal where Capt. Siddell's father-in-law, George McGarity, made a thrilling rescue of a man just fifty-two years ago.

Mr. McGarity lives on Bay street. He is now living a retired life but at the time of this incident he was fireman on the steamer Banshee, a mail boat. The rescue made by his son-in-law recalled the incident of many years ago, to Mr. McGarity.



Steamers Go Into Ontario & Quebec Navigation Co.

For some time negotiations have been going on between the company owning the steamers Brockville, Aletha and Varuna, with a view of amalgamating with the Hepburn fleet of Picton, says the Belleville Intelligencer. That the new company has been formed there is now no longer any doubt, and the charter will likely be out in a few days.The new company will comprise all the Hepburn fleet, store houses, wharfs, dry docks, etc., in addition to the three steamers above mentioned and properties held by that company. It is the intention of the new company to build, as soon as possible, a new steamer at a cost of $130,000 or more, and run in conjunction with the Alexandria on the Montreal route, the new boat leaving the eastern end of the route the same hour the Alexandria leaves the western end.

The new company will endeavor to own all its own wharfs and landings along the route.

p.8 Yacht Race Tomorrow - another race for Carruthers trophy; Kathleen and Isis have each won a race.

It is understood the engineers' report on the new route for the Welland canal will be ready for the next session of parliament, and that the cost is estimated at approximately $50,000,000. The scheme may also entail the deepening of the St. Lawrence canal system to a corresponding depth of twenty-one feet.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1910