The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1910

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p.4 Gananoque, Nov. 30th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego for another cargo.

The schooner Britton is being dismantled, preparatory to laying her up for the winter.


There was quite a heavy fall of snow on the river all day Tuesday, and as a result it caused a great deal of delay to the vessels. All of the Montreal Transportation company's barges lost time coming up from Montreal. The tug Bartlett came up with three barges, but was several hours late.

Snow storms give marine men a great deal of trouble. In such a storm it is very hard to make out the lights, and often a vessel will be almost on top of the light when the captain thinks that he is some distance from them.

The steamer Iona arrived from Montreal, and will go into Davis' dry dock for some repairs.

The steamers Keyport and Keywest have arrived at Crawford's slip, and will be laid up for the winter.

The government tug Reserve went into the Davis dry dock, where a new wheel was placed on the vessel.

The sloop Pilot will be laid up for the winter near the Cataraqui bridge.

It was stated, today, that the schooner Ford River would not make another trip across the lake. The members of the crew were paid off last night and the vessel will be laid up.

Swift's wharf: steamer Ralph T. Holcomb, of Sarnia, coaled this morning before going into Davis dry dock, after which she will lay up for the winter; steamer Aletha down and up today.

Every day sees boats coming into port to lay up for the winter, and it will only be a short time before every thing will be quiet at Swift's wharf. The City of Ottawa came in yesterday on her last trip, and the Holcomb today, while others were laid up last week.

p.6 Given A Chance - Michael Devine, who attacked Capt. Oliver of schooner Major Ferry; court case shows captain wasn't exactly blameless, female cook also involved. (2/3 column)

Incidents of the Day - The Wolfe Island council has not yet come to a final conclusion as to what improvements should be made to the steamer Wolfe Islander during the winter. It is to have another meeting this week to settle the matter.

p.10 Deseronto, Nov. 28th - ....The steamer Porter and barge Rob Roy made two trips from Charlotte with coal this week. The schooners Winnie Wing and Horace Taber have gone into winter quarters.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1910