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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1910

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p.1 Gananoque, Sept. 26th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared for Oswego on Saturday.

The government boat Supply was tied up at the slip near the mouth of Gananoque river over Sunday.

p.3 Pith of the News - The steamer D.R. Hanna was sunk in collision in the St. Clair river with the Harvey H. Brown.



For Nine Hours On Sunday Below Alexandria Bay.

Sunday was an unlucky day for the steamer Toronto, which was unfortunate enough to break a cable attached to her steering gear and interfere with R. & O. traffic east and west. The Toronto, which was two hours late in reaching Kingston on Sunday morning, owing to storm and fog, had proceeded only a short distance from Alexandria Bay, on her down trip, when the steering cable parted, and the big steamer was unable to proceed further. A small boat was despatched to the bay with a telegram to Prescott, calling upon the steamer Rapids Queen to proceed up at once and take the Toronto's passengers, which the Queen did, arriving shortly after noon. Meantime, the Toronto had anchored, the work of repairing the steering gear was proceeded with. After being at anchor for nine hours, the Toronto was ready for commission again, and left Alexandria Bay, about seven o'clock, for Kingston, arriving here at nine o'clock and leaving for Charlotte shortly after ten o'clock, five hours late.

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The steamer Plummer passed up on Monday.

The schooner Ford River is loading feldspar at Richardson's elevator.

The schooner Cornelia, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Clayton, N.Y.

The steamer City of Hamilton is in the dry dock at Detroit, for repairs.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Dunmore is in the Kingston dry dock to be caulked.

The steamer New Island Wanderer came up from Clayton, and will undergo some repairs.

The steamer Midland Queen passed down, on her way to Montreal, on Monday morning.

The steamer Rosemount, in the Kingston dry dock for a couple of weeks, cleared for the Welland canal.

Swift's: steamers Toronto and North King down and up yesterday; steamer A.E. Ames up; steamer Dundurn down yesterday.

The steamer Midland Queen stopped at the Kingston dry dock, on her way down, this morning, and took on a pilot.

The barge Sherman arrived from Charlotte, and is unloading coal at the Kingston and Pembroke railway wharf.

The steambarge Sowards and the schooner Major Ferry cleared for Charlotte, on Saturday night, but owing to a very heavy gale, had to return to port. They cleared again on Sunday.

On account of low water in the Rideau canal, the steamer Rideau King will run only as far as Portland for the remainder of the season. She is in Davis' dry dock, at the present time, but will clear from there tomorrow morning at six o'clock.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett arrived from Port Dalhousie, with oil barge No. 86, and cleared for Montreal; steamer Kinmount from Fort William with 72,000 bushels of wheat, transhipped into barges, cleared for Sandusky, Ohio, to load coal for Fort William; tug Bronson, from Montreal, three light barges.

p.8 Steamer John Rolph Ashore - Port Colborne, Sept. 26th - The steamer John Rolph and barge Locke, from Ashtabula to Toronto, coal-laden, ran ashore on Second Point, two miles east of here. The fog was very heavy. The barge was released this morning. The steamer Rolph is still hard on. Tugs pulling all night failed to release the steamer. Her cargo is being lightered on scows.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1910