The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1910

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The annual meeting of the Kingston Shipbuilding company was held here on Friday morning, all the directors being present. A visit was made to the dock and shipyard, where every thing was examined, and the directors were well pleased with all they saw. While the number of dockages has not been as large as perhaps was anticipated, the number was quite satisfactory. This has been a rather light year in marine circles, and there have been few accidents in these waters.

The company expects that it will have other contracts for vessel construction before the end of the year, and that there will be a busy winter in its shipyard. The arrival of steel is being awaited for the construction of the government quarantine steamer for Grosse Isle.

The officers and directors were re-elected as follows: President, S. Dyment, Barrie; vice-president, H.A. Calvin, Kingston; secretary-treasurer, W.J. Fair, Kingston; directors, H.B. Smith, Owen Sound; Alexander MacDougall, Duluth, Minn.; John McKelvey, Kingston and J.M. Smith, Collingwood.



Prescott, Sept. 9th - An awful accident happened to Fred La Mere on Wednesday afternoon, as a result of which he will lose the use of both hands.

He was working in the hold of a grain vessel at the elevator guiding the big scoop. The ropes caught, and in shaking them loose he put himself in such a position that if he let go it would mean instant death, and if he hung on he would be drawn into the pulley block.

He held on and had his right hand cut off diagonally across the palm, barely leaving the trunk, and part of the thumb and first and second fingers of his left hand, the third finger badly pinched and torn, but not severed. He was taken to Ogdensburg hospital.

Only a few days ago the foreman, John Mills, had the end of his left thumb cut off in much the same way. The men have been greatly overworked since the Ogdensburg elevator was burnt, and their trade is being handled here as well as the Forwarding company's own traffic. La Mere has a wife and child to support.



The steamer Arabian passed up on Thursday night.

The sloop Ariadne left for bay ports to load hay.

The steamer City of Montreal passed up on Thursday night.

The schooner Bertha Calkins has been laid up for the season.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque on Thursday.

The schooner Major Ferry, unloading coal at the penitentiary, cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Marshall, loading stone at the penitentiary, cleared to Toronto.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson will arrive from Ashtabula with two coal barges tonight, and will clear for Montreal, with the two coal barges and one grain barge.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer City of Montreal passed down last night; steamer Kingston down and up today; schooner Keewatin, from Oswego with coal.

p.8 Drowned at Picton - Cecil Miller, fireman on steamer Quinte Queen, drowns at Adolphustown dock while trying to save three year son. [Picton Gazette]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1910