The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1910

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Another Hard Blow On Lake Yesterday.

There was another very hard blow on the lake last night. So far this fall, it has been a record breaker for the number of severe gales. The storm last night gave the vessels out in it a severe shaking up. The steamer Sowards, with the schooner Major Ferry, arrived in port early last night from Oswego, and they report a very rough passage. They cleared from Oswego at nine o'clock, and the wind blew very hard all the way over.

The sloop Maggie L. came down from bay ports with grain for Richardson's elevator. Capt. LaRush reported a very rough time. "It was one of the worst, if not the worst, gales of wind I was ever out in," he said. The Maggie L. stood the test, however.

The sloop Granger also arrived at Richardson's elevator with grain from bay ports, and the crew all spoke of the rough weather.

The steamer Rosemount was to have cleared with the barge Ungava, for Port Dalhousie, but owing to the rough weather, did not venture out.

Although the weather was terrible here for navigation, this morning, a message received from Dickinson's Landing, stated that the weather there was quite fine, with no wind, and that everything was O.K.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer City of New York arrived from Charlotte with coal; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges, and cleared for Montreal, with four grain barges.

The steamer Sowards and the schooner Major Ferry, coal laden, from Oswego, are being unloaded at Crawford's wharf.

Tug Florence, with barge Frank D. Ewan, is at the locomotive works wharf with coal from Erie.

Barge Aberdeen is at Cereals, Limited, wharf with grain from Fort William.

Swift's wharf: The steamer Aletha did not make her trip up the bay yesterday afternoon, on account of the high wind, but will attempt to get away this afternoon. The steamer Belleville was several hours late on her way up this morning, due to the gale.

The steamer John Rolph called at Swift's, this morning, on her way to Erie to load coal.

The steamer Ottawa went on the Kingston-Cape Vincent route on Tuesday afternoon. The steamer America will be stripped and laid up for the season at once.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1910