The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1910

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The Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking company has been successful in raising the steel steamer Roberval, which struck a rock and sank about two weeks ago, in the Ottawa River, in twenty-five feet of water, below the Grenville canal. She was lumber laden, consigned to the Diamond Matel company, Oswego. John Donnelly received valuable assistance from Peter Girard, of the department of railways and canals, and two gate lifters, owned by the department. The Roberval is now in Tait's dry dock, Montreal, and Mr. Donnelly will represent the underwriters in the survey and repairs which will likely take a week's time.

Less Fish In Lake Superior - catch of trout and whitefish very light.

Late Marine Notes.

The steambarge Navajo arrived from Oswego, and is unloading coal at Richardson's wharf.

The schooner Ford River arrived at Richardson's wharf to load feldspar.

The tug Florence with barge A.D., loaded with pulpwood for Oswego, and barges Aberdeen and Erving, light, from Montreal. Steamer Sowards will tow pulpwood barge to Oswego, and barges Aberdeen and Erving will load grain at Richardson's, for Montreal.


Will Lose Their Citizenship.

The United States government has instructed Consul Johnson to locate and report upon any naturalized United States citizens who reside in and about Kingston and who go across the line and obtain positions as steamboat captains and engineers. Hereafter all such persons will lose their steamboat licenses if they have resided in Canada over two years. The new law of citizenship will not allow United Staters to reside out of their native country more than two years. If they do they lose all rights of citizenship in Uncle Sam's domains. Labor unions have been making complaints to Washington about United States marine men residing in Canada and enjoying privileges from both countries. There are a few such steamboat men living in Kingston. The places that will be affected most are Windsor and Sarnia.


The tug Edmond, with the barge Columbia, ran aground, near Nichol's shoal, Howe Island, on Saturday morning, and the services of the steamer Chieftain had to be secured to pull her off. The steamer Missisquoi, coming up from Gananoque, took a couple of pulls at the vessel, but was unable to free the vessel, and the Chieftain was called upon, and with very little difficulty the steamer was pulled off. She was on several hours. She suffered no damage, and after loading grain at Richardson's elevator, cleared for Rideau canal ports.

The steamer Algonquin discharged 75,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson's elevator, and cleared for the Welland canal.

The government tug Sir John is in port.

The barge Locke had to re-enter the Davis dry-dock to undergo further repairs.

The schooner Horace Taber, coal laden from Oswego, passed on her way to Gananoque.

The steamer Ottawa has completed her season's run between Clayton and Alexandria Bay, and came up, today, to replace the steamer America on the Kingston-Cape Vincent route.

Several grain vessels were at the Montreal Transportation company's elevator with grain, since Saturday, all from Fort William. The steamer Panther also lightered 10,000 bushels of her cargo of corn, from Chicago, and cleared for Montreal; steamer Mapleton discharged 72,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Gordon lightered 19,000 bushels of oats and cleared for Montreal; steamer Stormount discharged 75,000 bushels of wheat and cleared light for Fort William; steamer Westmount and barge Ungava transhipped 140,000 bushels of wheat into barges; steamer Westmount cleared for Fort William, light; steamer Advance, grain laden from Fort William, is expected to arrive on Thursday. The tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with five light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges. The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges, and arrived up with the three light barges.

The steamer Advance, of the Montreal Transportation company, reached Sault Ste. Marie, in tow of the tug Thompson. The Advance was picked up off Parisian Islands with her machinery disabled. Repairs will be made.

Swift's wharf: steamer Haddington passed up yesterday; steamer Regina coaled, Monday, on her way up; steamer City of Ottawa passed down yesterday morning; Water Lily coaled Sunday on her way to Montreal with a cargo of apples; steamer Dundurn passed down Saturday night; steamer Belleville due down this morning; steamer Rideau King made her last trip of the season on Saturday, and is now laid up for the winter; steamer Aletha down from bay ports today.

Barge John Gaskin, of the Montreal Transportation company's fleet, is at the Kingston dry dock for repairs.

The barge Ceylon loaded grain at Richardson's elevator for Montreal.

The steamer Corona passed down on Monday.

The steamer Alexandria, held up at Cornwall, owing to the break at the canal, arrived at Folger's wharf, at 1:30 o'clock, on Sunday morning, and passed down again on her trip to Montreal, at midnight on Monday. She had a very heavy load of freight both ways.

The steamer Ottawa was due up to go on the Cape Vincent run. The steamer America will be laid up.

p.9 Gananoque, Nov. 1st - The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego on Saturday.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1910