The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1910

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Just at present there is a great demand for cooks for the lake steamers. There is a great scarcity of cooks and some of the captains have been having their troubles in securing this help.

Every fall this same trouble is experienced in getting help. A great many who go on the vessels for this kind of work in the summer months jump the job when the fall comes around, having no love for the rough weather, and this puts the captains in a very bad position, as regards getting help. Some of the cooks are only "fair weather sailors." If you are a good cook and want to takea trip on a vessel, it would not be a very hard task for you to get a position these days.


The barge Sherman will clear today for Charlotte.

The sloop Pilot cleared for Howe Island to load sand for this city.

The steamer Simla arrived at Garden Island, on her way to Deseronto, to load pig iron for Sault Ste. Marie.

Capt. Simmons, mate on the schooner Major Ferry, has returned to the city, having completed his work for the season.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Montreal, four light barges, cleared light for Port Dalhousie, for two coal-laden barges.

The steambarge John Randall cleared for Smith's Falls, coal-laden, from Oswego. This will probably be her last trip of the season, across the lake.

Swift's wharf: steamer Bickerdike up last night; steamer Aletha down and up; Rideau King cleared from Wolfe Island this morning for Portland with hay.

p.4 Collins Bay - described by a writer who once spent some time there (2 columns); includes a short description of building rafts. [London Nation]

p.5 Gananoque, Oct. 11th - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber finished unloading at Robertson's sheds yesterday, and cleared light for Oswego.

The steambarge City of New York, laden with steel from the works at Ashtabula, Ohio, has arrived but was compelled to unload part of her cargo at Britton's wharf before coming up into Gananoque river on account of the lowness of the water.

p.6 No report has reached the city, regarding the steamer Phoenix, sunk near South Bay Point. The steamer Donnelly is still at the scene.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1910