The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1910

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p.1 New Shipbuilding Contract - Collingwood, Oct. 10th - The Ontario and Quebec Navigation company, of Picton, have awarded to the Collingwood Shipbuilding company the contract for a new steel passenger and freight steamer to cost $175,000. The steamer is intended for the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence traffic, and is to be delivered by June 1st, 1911.



The captain of the steamer Dundurn reported the steamer Phoenix to be still on when he passed South Bay Point Sunday morning. The weather was quite rough so it is just possible that the steamer Donnelly has been unable to do anything as yet.

Early Monday morning, no word had been received regarding the steamer Phoenix. The Donnelly Wrecking company arrived upon the scene, late Friday night. Capt. Daryeau, of the schooner Ford River, says that when he passed that way, Saturday afternoon, he could not see the Phoenix, and it is believed that the vessel was raised and taken into port, for inspection.

The Montreal Transportation company will have a rush of grain this week. Five steamers are on the way from Fort William, and it is expected that there will be over 300,000 bushels of wheat transhipped here.

The steamers which will discharge are the Wasaga, Glenmount, Kinmount, Fairmount and Edmonton.

Swift's wharf: steamer Dundurn down yesterday; steamer Belleville up yesterday; City of Hamilton down yesterday; Rideau King from Portland yesterday and cleared today for Wolfe Island for Wolfe Island to load hay; Aletha down and up today.

The steamer Stormount arrived from Fort William on Saturday afternoon, and transhipped 74,000 bushels of wheat into barges, for the M.T. Co., and cleared light for Fort William.

The steamer Alexandria will load four hundred boxes of cheese, on its trip down to Montreal, tonight, at Folger's wharf.

The schooner Ford River arrived from Charlotte with coal for the M.T. Co.

The steamer Cardinal and barge was in port and cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared from Garden Island for Oswego, to load coal for Anglin.

The schooner Charlie Marshall cleared for Toronto, with a cargo of stone from the penitentiary.

The tug Gilbert arrived from Toronto and cleared for Montreal. Capt. Charles Martin took command of her at Kingston.

The steamer Mapleton passed up Sunday night.

The steamer Nevada passed up on Monday afternoon.

The sloop Ariadne arrived Monday afternoon with a cargo of pressed hay from Wolfe Island.

It was expected that the steamer Keystorm will be able to leave the dry dock tomorrow on her way west but this afternoon it looked as if the repair work would hold her for a few days more.

The Canadian steamer Glenmount is reported ashore on Pipe Island, near Detour, Mich. She is not leaking, but is on hard. A lighter has gone to her assistance. The Glenmount is owned by the M.T. company, and is bound down with a cargo of grain.


Andrew McCorkell, a veteran boat-builder, died on Monday morning, following an attack of heart failur, which manifested itself during the past few weeks. Deceased was born at Moville, Ireland, on February 9th, 1834, and came to Kingston when about twenty years of age. He became a famous boat builder commanding large trade and designing and outfitting crafts that won special notice. At the Paris exposition he secured a diploma for his products. His boats, too, were included in the equipment of the Red River expedition. For a great many years his shop and boat-houses were at the foot of West street. Mr. McCorkell has been retired from active work for the past ten years, living with his son, Robert, and daughter Elizabeth, on Ontario street, where he passed away. Deceased had always been a rugged, healthy man, inured to hard work, and genial and pleasant in temperament. He was a Presbyterian and independent in politics. Sincere sympathy will be generally felt for the bereaved.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1910