The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1910

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There is a possibility that the steamer Wolfe Islander may be lengthened twenty feet during the winter. There is an agitation among the Islanders for the enlarging of their ferry boat, as they claim it is not large enough to handle the travel. False sides would also be put on, so that the steamer would carry nearly twice as many passengers as at present. The Wolfe Islander would be better in every way, marine men say, if she was lengthened and widened. It would cost about $4,000 to do the work.

Will Leave For Ogdensburg.

The steamer Phoenix was in port this morning but preparations were being made for the steamer to clear with her cargo of coal for Ogdensburg, N.Y., this afternoon.

The steamers Dundee and Wahcondah passed down, Friday morning. The steamer City of Montreal passed down and the steamer City of Hamilton passed up.

p.3 Gananoque, Oct. 14th - ....The steam barge City of New York, unloading steel for the past two days at the B.F. Jones Co.'s new wharf, cleared for Cleveland on Wednesday.

Capt. D.J. Kenney's steamer Yenneck has discontinued her Clayton trips for the season and will go into winter quarters.



The steamer Wasaga, on her way from Fort William with 50,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. company, ran aground just opposite the Forwarders' Elevator about ten o'clock on Thursday evening. The tug Donnelly was with her this morning, trying to get her off. A mix-up in the signals is said to be the cause of the accident. The engineer is said to have been given a signal to back up and he either mistook the signal or else the wheelsman did not give the right one. Anyway the engineer put on full speed ahead. The result was that the vessel struck. Marine men say she was too close in, that she should have kept outside the buoy there, and she would have been safe. Her position is due to the fact that the wheelsman was waiting for the engineer to back up when the accident happened. They were too near the bank to change her course before before she went on. She was due at the elevator last night to discharge her cargo.

After being held up at Charlotte for a week, owing to rough weather, the steamer Sowards, and the schooner Major Ferry arrived in port, Friday morning, coal-laden. The Sowards is discharging her cargo at the dry-dock, and the schooner Major Ferry is at Crawford's wharf. The vessels made a couple of attempts to get away, but were forced to go back.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Kinmount cleared for Fort William; steamer Glenmount from Fort William, discharged 74,000 bushels of wheat, cleared for Fort William; steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, discharged 70,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Fort William; tug Bartlett arrived from Lake Erie with two coal barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Emerson from Lake Erie, two coal barges, cleared for Montreal with two coal and one grain-laden barge; steamer Advance from Montreal, with package freight, cleared for Toronto and Fort William.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived from Oswego with coal for Anglin's.

The steambarge Waterlily arrived on Friday morning from Montreal and discharged freight at Folger's wharf.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque on Thursday.

Marine men report a very heavy wind on the lake last night.

Swift's wharf: steamer City of Montreal down this morning; steambarge Waterlily up today; steamer Aletha down and up today.

p.6 Episodes - One who is interested in the steamer Wolfe Islander would like to know why she is only allowed to carry 100 passengers, when formerly she was allowed to carry 150. At the last examination she was pronounced safe, and marine men declare she is one of the most seaworthy boats on the lake today.

p.8 Wolfe Island Council - Oct. 13th - ....Resolved, that the Reeve be empowered to sign the contract for the purchase of the Dawson dock on behalf of the corporation, and to give an order on the township treasurer for the $400 in payment when necessary papers for transfer are completed and signed.

Steamboat accounts paid: James Crawford, one month, captain, $50; R. Mullin, one month, engineer, $66.66; James Davis, thirty days, mate, $40; R. Berry, thirty days, fireman, $35; George Rattray, thirty days, purser, $30; Mrs. Davis, 30 days, cook, $20; H. Marlow, thirty days, deckhand, $25; W. Armstrong, 30 days, deck hand, $25; George Rattray, 767 meals, $72.04; Roy Card, four days, extra deck hand, $5.50; Thomas Nicholson, ice, September, $3.60; M. McDonald, laying deck, $4; Standard Pub. Co., printing, $14; James Swift & Co., coal, $185.46; Queen City Oil Co., amount of account, $35.60; W.B. Card & Son, amount of account, $49.15; Mrs. Rawley, washing, $2.50; the Jackson Press, printing, $1.50; McKelvey & Birch, balance of account, $22.70.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1910