The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Nov 1910

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Death Claims Captain Smith.

Ogdensburg, N.Y., Nov. 26th - Ogdensburg friends of Captain John Smith, who was taken from his steamer, the Sharples, at Port Dalhousie last week, have been notified that he died at the Marine Hospital at St. Catherines. He had been taken ill of pneumonia while making a trip to this port. Captain Smith had sailed the Sharples for only a short time, having formerly been a master in the Gilchrist fleet for many years. He was a Canadian by birth and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He is survived by two sons and one daughter.



The sloop Granger arrived from bay ports with grain for Richardson's elevator.

The sloop Ariadne arrived from Wolfe Island with pressed hay for shipment over the G.T.R.

The steambarge Waterlily was at Folger's wharf, Friday night, with freight from Montreal. This is her last trip of the season.

Swift's wharf: The schooner Cornelia will clear today for Oswego to load coal for Clayton; steamer Aletha down and up today.

It takes more than a snow storm to block the schooner Ford River, sailed by Capt. C. Daryeau. Today the schooner cleared for Big Sodus to load coal for Robert Crawford. The Ford River will make two more trips this season, that is if the weather is favorable.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Rosemount arrived light from Montreal, and will be laid up for the season; tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Glide from Montreal, two light barges; steamer John Rolph due on Monday from Frenchmen's Bay, to discharge a cargo of barley into store.

p.8 News of World - The steamer Alaska was burned at Tobermory, Ont., where she had gone for shelter.

The tug Despatch, Goderich, was picked up in Lake Erie by a car ferry, in a sinking condition, and towed into Port Bruce.

p.12 Great Lakes Perils - stories about sinking of steamers Asia, Waubano, & Jones.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Nov 1910