The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1910

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p.2 Still In The Mud - The steamer Rosedale still sticks in the mud below Farran's Point. The Calvin company lightered 1,000 barrels of flour and tried to pull the steamer off, but it was futile. Further lightening must follow. The company hopes to have the steamer off before tonight.

Incidents of the Day - The government steamer Bayfield will clear for Prescott, to be laid up for the season.



James McKellar, the retiring superintendent of the Kingston Shipbuilding company, and George Kane, the retiring foreman, were presented with a gold mounted umbrella each by the men in the employment of the company last evening. The presentation which was made by Neil Munsey, storekeeper, took place in the top flat of the new building. Mr. Munsey, on behalf of the men, presented Mr. McKellar and Mr. Kane with the umbrellas as a token of their appreciation of the good spirit which prevailed among the men, while they had charge of them. Both Mr. McKellar and Mr. Kane thanked the men for their kind remembrance of them, and trusted that the new men in charge would find things as agreeable as they had found them.

J.S. Jackson, of Collingwood, will succeed Mr. McKellar. He has already arrived.


"I cannot recall the time when men were so scarce as at the present time," remarked a captain on a vessel, running out of Kingston, to the Whig this morning. His vessel was ready to make a trip, and he was compelled to remain in port for the reason that he was unable to get men to go out with him.

All the marine men have been complaining about the difficulty in securing men. Some men make a couple of trips on a vessel, and then they are gone. Sometimes a vessel is all ready to go out and the men fail to show up. Truly, running a boat is not all sunshine.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett from Montreal, two light barges; tug Mary P. Hall, from Montreal, two light barges; tug Bartlett cleared for Oswego, with barge Kingston, to load coal; tug Hall cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamers Kenora and Saskatoon, grain-laden, from Fort William, are due today and the steamer Stormount is due to arrive on Thursday.

The sloop Ariadne cleared for Deseronto to load freight.

The steambarge Jeska passed on her way to Montreal, with a cargo of canned goods.

Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Belleville due up tonight; steamer Neepawah coaled on her way up.

The government boat Bayfield in Kingston dry dock for the past few days, being painted, left there this morning.

The steambarge Juno, which ran aground near Northport, early Sunday morning, was released, yesterday, by the Donnelly and the Saginaw. They brought her down here last evening and she will go in the Kingston dry dock, today, to ascertain the damage done to her. It is not thought that the damage will be serious.


The Oswego, N.Y., Times says: Prospects are bright for a night steamer running from Oswego, N.Y., to the Thousand Islands next summer. Two gentlemen from upper lake ports were conferring with A.H. Mowry, regarding the matter. It is planned to have the line start running in June, 1911.

The boat will start at Charlotte and make all stops except at Big Sodus. The plan as at present proposed is to have the boat leave Oswego for the Thousand Islands Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Returning the boat will stop at Oswego Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, at three o'clock each afternoon. An extra trip will be made on Monday to Charlotte.

The new boat is a large one, containing sixty state rooms and having a speed of about fourteen miles an hour. It is about the same size and type as the Arundell, but is a much more modern boat in every way.

p.6 Pith of the News - While working on a government tug in the harbor at Collingwood, a young man named Parlette was drowned. The tug crew were lifting buoys and in some way the unfortunate man got caught in the ropes and was pulled into the water. His mates tried hard to rescue him, but without success. His body was recovered.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1910