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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1910

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The Steamer Wasaga Caught Fire.


Collingwood, Nov. 7th - Word was received here this morning, from Fort William, that the steamer Wasaga, owned by W.A. Hogg, Collingwood, was burned to the water's edge at Copper Harbor yesterday, while a big gale was blowing. The crew were all rescued and were taken to Fort William by the steamer Westmount. The ill-fated boat was insured in various Canadian insurance companies and carried a cargo of package freight for western ports. Capt. W.A. Glass ?, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, was in charge of the vessel.



The Steam Barge Juno Met With A Mishap.

The steambarge Juno, on her way to Kingston, from Toronto, to take back the barge Recruit, which has been in drydock here, ran aground near Deseronto, on Sunday, and the steamer Donnelly was called to the scene. The steambarge was travelling light, and it was expected that the vessel would be released with very little trouble.

The sloop Pilot arrived from Picton with a load of scrap iron.

The schooner Major Ferry cleared on Saturday for Oswego, but is still at anchor at Nine Mile Point, owing to unfavorable weather. She will wait and be towed over by the steamer Sowards.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego, and is unloading coal at Sowards.

The steamer Panther was in port, Sunday, on her way west.

Swift's wharf: steamer Beaverton is laying up after unloading at M.T. Co.'s wharf and awaiting instructions; steamer Dundurn down yesterday; steamer City of Montreal passed down yesterday; steamer Aletha down and up today.

The government boat Bayfield is at the Kingston dry-dock for repainting.

The schooner Ford River cleared with feldspar Saturday for Charlotte but owing to the bad weather came back into port, and will take on a larger cargo of feldspar before clearing.

The steamer Plummer passed down on Sunday.

The schooner Mary Ann (sic - Mary Ann Lydon ?) arrived from Charlotte with coal for Crawford's.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque Saturday, making her last trip of the season. The little steamer has had a very busy season.

M.T. Co. elevator: tug Mary P. Hall from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamer Beaverton from Fort William, discharged into store 70,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Turret Cape, from Fort William, transhipped 70,000 bushels of wheat into barges; tug Emerson from Fairhaven with barge Valencia, coal-laden; tug Bartlett from Lake Erie with two coal barges, cleared for Montreal with one coal barge and two grain barges.

Gananoque, Nov. 7th - ....Capt. D.J. Kenney's steamer Yennek was run around into Gananoque river the latter part of the week to the place where she wintered over last season and will probably spend this season there....The coal schooner Horace Taber finished unloading her cargo on Friday and cleared light for Oswego.

p.6 Deseronto, Nov. 5th - ...The steamer Porter came in on Friday with consort Rob Roy with coal for Marlbank Cement Co. The steamer Limila is loading pig iron for Sault Ste. Marie. The schooner Theo. Voges came in Tuesday with coal and has gone into winter quarters at the shipyard. The schooner Winnie Wing is loading lumber for Oswego.

p.8 Going Back To Collingwood - James McKellar, superintendent, and John McKellar, foreman, of the Kingston shipbuilding company, are to return to Collingwood shortly to take charge of the work there, which is of larger proportions. They will be succeeded here by two of the Collingwood Shipbuilding company's foremen.

Returned Home Safe - two fishermen named Steele had taken shelter on one of the islands.


The steamer Wasaga burned on Lake Huron had considerable trouble on the occasion of her last trip to Kingston. She ran aground near Swift's wharf, and the steamer Donnelly had to work at her for a day. Previous to this she was in the government dry dock for several days. She was looked upon by marine men as an unlucky vessel. She was known in marine circles as the "Brooklyn Bridge."

The steamers Turret Cape and Beaverton cleared this afternoon for the Welland canal and will await orders there.

The barge Hector is loading grain at Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.

The tug Edmond and the barge Columbian arrived from Bedford Mills with a cargo of wood for Booth's.

The schooner Ford River cleared this afternoon for Charlotte with feldspar.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1910