The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1910

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The steamyacht Niagara was in port on Friday and cleared for Clayton.

The steamer Alexandria was up from Montreal, Friday night.

The steamer Missisquoi made a trip up from Gananoque Saturday morning.

The schooner Ford River arrived at Richardsons' wharf and will load feldspar.

The steamer India leaves Deseronto this evening, for Marquette, Mich. with pig iron.

The steamer Chieftain towed the steamer Phoenix to Ogdensburg on Friday afternoon.

The steamer Sowards and the schooner Major Ferry cleared for Oswego, Saturday afternoon.

Work on a 220 foot extension to the Cape Vincent breakwater will begin at once. The sum of $36,000 has been appropriated.

The steamer Phoenix, which has been lying at the dry-dock for the past few days, has gone on down to Ogdensburg.

Swift's wharf: steamer City of Montreal down today; steamer City of Hamilton up today; steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Rideau King in from Portland tonight; schooner Keewatin arrived from Oswego with coal.

Considerable of the material for the government quarantine boat which is to be built at the government dry-dock this fall has arrived, and work will commence shortly. The keel blocks have been laid some time, and the men have only been waiting for the material to arrive to commence operations.

The steamer Wasaga, which went aground opposite Forwarders' Limited elevator, Thursday night, was released by the Donnelly company at noon Saturday, after 7,000 bushels of her cargo had been lightered. The Wasaga proceeded to the M.T. Co. elevator to unload. Her bottom is practically undamaged.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Windsor from Montreal with two light barges, cleared for Lake Erie; steamer Keystorm, from Fort William, lightered 6,500 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Montreal; tug Bartlett cleared for Montreal, with five grain-laden barges; steamer Dunellum (Dunelm) passed down, and the steamer Rosedale passed up, Saturday morning.

Had Bad Luck.

The steamer Wasaga, which ran aground on Friday morning, on a shoal off the Forwarders' company, limited, elevator, has had a good deal of bad luck of late. On her last trip down from Fort William, she was forced to stay over at this port, for several days, so as to allow for repairs, and it was indeed unfortunate that she should meet with another accident on the next trip down, and when within such a short distance of the Montreal Transportation company's elevator, where she was to discharge her cargo of grain. But then, accidents will happen, even on the very best regulated vessels.



Ottawa, Oct. 15th - The Canadian marine department has arranged to take over from the United States all the lighthouses, lights, and other aids to navigation in the Lime Kiln Crossing on the Detroit River. Although the crossing is Canadian territory, the aids to navigation at this point have hitherto been looked after by the United States, in view of the fact that some years ago this channel was dredged and improved by the American government. The minister of marine, Hon. Mr. Brodeur, states that next year his department will make considerable improvement in the lighting of the channel.

p.8 Day's Episodes - The steamer Wolfe Islander is allowed to carry 175 passengers. It is left to the judgement of the captain as to the number to be carried when the boat has a good deal of freight.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1910