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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1910

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p.2 Last Raft of the Season - Raft No. 10, the last raft of the season to be sent from Garden Island, arrived at Quebec on Wednesday.

p.3 Gananoque, Sept. 22nd - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived yesterday, from Oswego, with a cargo of coal.



Steamer Went On Near Alexandria Bay.

The steamer Dundurn, the big package freighter, is aground near Alexandria Bay, N.Y., and according to the reports, which have been received in the city, she is in a very bad condition.

The Dundurn went on about midnight, last night, while she was on her way to Kingston, Toronto and Hamilton. She has been on this line, in the package freight business, for several years, and is one of the best known vessels on the river.

Work was sent to the Donnelly Wrecking company, in this city, as soon as possible, and the company lost no time in getting the steamer Donnelly and barge Grantham ready to go to the scene.

They got away shortly after one o'clock, and are now at work on the vessel. No definite word could be received today as to the vessel's position, but captains on other vessels passing after the accident, state that the vessel was hard on, and that she was taking water. A diver accompanied the wrecking crew. The steamer was heavily laden with Montreal freight.

It is stated that the vessel went on in the same place as the Rosemount, just a few days ago. The Rosemount is still in the government dry dock as a result of the mishap.

Some marine men, in discussing the accident, stated that they could not account for such an accident at this point. The route is well marked out, and if it is followed closely, they state that there is no chance for a captain to go wrong. However, accidents will happen, even on the best regulated boats. However, it is rather unfortunate that the vessel, which is busy all the season, should be tied up, and it may be that the mishap will put her out of commission for the rest of the season.

Marine Paragraphs.

The government tug Reserve passed, on her way from Belleville to Prescott.

The steamer Mapleton arrived from Montreal, and cleared for Belleville, to load cement for Fort William.

The steamer City of New York cleared for Conneaut, and had the schooner Kitchen, loaded with stone, from Howe Island, as far as Cobourg.

The steamer Edmonton arrived from Fort William, and has 45,000 bushels of wheat for the Montreal Transportation company, and 25,000 bushels of wheat for Richardson's elevator.

Swift's: steamers Toronto and Aletha, down and up today; steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa this morning; schooner Keewatin cleared for Howe Island this morning; steamer Beaverton up today.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Stormount from Fort William with 74,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal, with three grain barges; tug Bronson from Montreal with two light barges.

The fact that the water is about two feet lower this autumn than usual may be the cause of the two steamers getting into trouble near Alexandria Bay during the past week. Places that steamers of a deep draught went over before have now to be avoided.



[Toronto Mail and Empire]

The Rapids Prince, the new boat being built by the Toronto Shipyards for the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company, was taken out on her trial trip Tuesday afternoon. She left the dock at the foot of Bathhurst street, sailed out the western gap, around the island, and in at the eastern gap to the passenger dock, between Bay and Yonge streets. Her arrival there was greeted by much tooting of whistles in salute. The boat is a handsome three-decked berth steamer designed for running the rapids between Prescott and Montreal. She is not as high as the Rapids Queen, but is otherwise constructed along much the same lines. She has not been turned over to the R. & O. as her interior is not finished off. Capt. Booth and the crew of the Kingston were in charge on the trial trip and a number of the officials were on board.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1910