The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1910

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Cowards Boat Works are still forging ahead. The last boat for this season's use is now being shipped to Peterboro. This makes for the season 308 boats, either in frames, boats not finished, and finished boats, undoubtedly the largest number turned out of any factory in Canada. Mr. Coward has just secured contracts from Mr. Hepworth, Lachine, for three cruisers, 30 to 40 feet long, and one 30 foot hydroplane, fitted with six cylinder 100 H.P. engine and seven 22 foot to 25 foot family launches; one large family launch for Mr. Black, superintendent Telephone Company, Montreal; one 21 foot compromise launch, for Mr. Davis, New York; twenty family launches to be sent one a week, for five months for a Toronto Engine company, and five boats for Kingston. Plenty of work will be had at Coward's this winter for good men. This enterprising, go-ahead Englishman is worthy of the highest praise, and Kingston ought to boom such a firm. He is doing considerable to advertise the city with his boats, which are being sent all over the Dominion.

At Long Sault - want to develop south channel for power.

p.2 The steambarge Kenirving, owned by Capt. Edward Smith, Sr., and in service for many years, on the Rideau canal, has been sold to Ottawa parties, and it is understood that she will be used as a sand scow in that district. This will mean that she will not be sent to Kingston any more with cargoes.



Causing Vessels To Lose Much Time.

Marine men state that the weather on the lakes, the past few days, has been very severe, and in some parts, the storms have been such as to cause the vessels great delay in their trips. No loss of life has been reported.

The steamer Fairmount was due to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, from Fort William, today, but owing to the rough weather will not arrive in port until tomorrow. The vessel encountered a very heavy gale on Lake Superior, and was nineteen hours late in making the trip from the Soo to Port Huron.

The steamer Kenora found it so rough at Hamilton, on Saturday, that she was forced to go on to the canal, and abandon her trip to that port.

The steamer Alexandria passed down on the way to Montreal, on Monday night. Quite a large cargo of cheese was taken on board at Kingston.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal, and is at Crawford's wharf, unloading.

The schooner Major Ferry, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Sowards.

The steambarge John Randall is at Richardson's elevator, loading grain for Washburn.

The steamer Canadian, grain-laden, from Fort William, passed on her way to Montreal.

The sloop Pilot, owned by the veteran Capt. Mahoney, is in port.

The steambarge Kenirving arrived from Ottawa with a cargo of lumber. The cargo is being transferred into the steamer Jeska, and the latter will clear with it for Oswego.

The steamer John Rolph and the barge Locke, reported aground near Port Colborne, arrived in port here today. The vessel was pulled off by a tug without damage, and with very little trouble. In fact, the members of the crew state that the vessel almost pulled herself off. Both the steamer and the barge escaped damage.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamere Glenmount arrived, light, from Quebec, cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal with three light barges and cleared with two barges to load coal at Ashtabula.

Steamer John Rugee, coal laden, met with a rare accident, twenty miles outside of Charlotte. Hearing a noise, the engineer made an investigation and found that the propeller had been lost. The lake was smooth, and the vessel drifted easily along, until the steamer Carleton came to her rescue. It is stated that a similar accident has not occurred in the lower lake for ten years.

Swift's: steamers Rapids Prince and Aletha, down and up today; steamer Dundee up, and is loading hay at Wolfe Island; A.E. Ames up today; Dundurn down yesterday; steamer John Rolph with coal from Erie; schooner Keewatin cleared for Deseronto to load lumber for Oswego; Rideau King cleared this morning for Portland.

Barge H.P. Locke, at Kingston Forwarders company's elevator, with coal from Erie.

The steamer Toronto is having its steering gear repaired at Toronto, and will not be down here till Thursday morning.

p.6 The Day's Episodes - The steambarge May Louise arrived from Rideau canal ports with a cargo of wood.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1910