The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1910

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p.2 May Buy Rideau Steamers - It is rumored that the Canadian Northern railway company may buy out the Rideau Lakes Navigation company's boats and operate them in connection with their train service. The C.N.R. is to run through Smith's Falls and it would be handy for the company to have these boats to carry tourists between Kingston and the Falls.

p.4 News of World - The barge Sligo ran aground at Cobourg.



A report from Detroit says that the crew of the steamer Panther, which was lost near Garden Island, in Lake Michigan, were saved. The vessel was sailed by Capt. D. Canin, and he was well known in this city. Ever since the first word was received here of the accident inquiries have been made about the boat but nothing was known definitely until word was received here from Detroit today.

The barge Acadia, of the Montreal Transportation company, ran aground while loaded with a cargo of coal, and when near Morrisburg. According to the last report received she was still aground but an effort will be made as soon as possible to get her off.

Several more local coal schooners are being laid up, and within a few days now nearly all the vessels engaged in the local trade between Oswego and Kingston will have been laid up.

The schooner Major Ferry, sailed by Capt. James Oliver, went into winter quarters on Thursday. During the season the Major Ferry made thirty trips across the lake. She is one of the best vessels engaged in carrying coal, which runs out of this port.

The steambarge Jeska arrived from Milford with a cargo of canned goods which is being loaded into cars on the Kingston & Pembroke railway, for shipment to Montreal.

The schooner Kitchen has been laid up at Cobourg and Capt. Jeremiah Hurley has returned to Kingston. James Crosby, the first mate, has also returned to the city.

The schooner Charley Marshall has been laid up at Cobourg.

The steamers India and Simla have arrived at Garden Island and will be laid up for the season. Capt. Matley, of the Simla, has left for his home in St. Catharines.

Marine Paragraphs.

The steambarge Mary Louise arrived from Gananoque on Friday morning.

The tug Chieftain runs over from Garden Island every morning with school children.

The Kingston dry dock is once more free of vessels, but a couple are expected in a few days.

James Richardson & Sons unloaded the first cargo of grain into the new annex at the Goderich elevator. It is a fine structure.

The barge Ungava, which arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, with a cargo of grain from Port Colborne, has been laid up for the season.

The steamer Mapleton arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator from Fort William, with a full cargo of oats and flax; the tug Emerson is due up from Montreal today, with three light barges, and will load grain for Montreal.

The steamer City of Ottawa, of the Merchants Mutual line, called at Swift's, this morning, on her way down and discharged considerable freight. This is probably her last trip of the season as she only calls every third week.

p.6 Day's Episodes - If the steamer Wolfe Islander is rebuilt this winter the work will be done at the Kingston foundry, as Davis' dry-dock will be in possession of another steamer.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will shortly enter Davis' dry-dock for the winter. The Wanderer will be partially rebuilt, and her guards may be raised. She is a staunch little excursion boat, but the Folger company wishes to further improve her.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1910