The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1911

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p.1 The Navigation Merger - Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.

Would Be A Menace - To Have Warships On Great Lakes - Americans have "training" ships.



M.T. Co.'s elevator - The tug Bartlett, from Prescott, three light barges, cleared for Lake Erie to load coal for Montreal; steamer Windsor will clear on Tuesday, for Charlotte, to load coal for Montreal; tug Emerson cleared for Oswego, with two barges, to load coal for Montreal.

The steamer America, looking spic and span, is now ready for her season's work. Arthur Sparham had charge of the work and made a very quick job of it. Inside of two weeks the vessel was put into shape, and this is indeed record time.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Oswego with coal for the Frontenac Lumber Co.

A despatch from Oswego says: "The wrecking of the steamer Sharples, ashore on Galloup Island shoals, was begun in earnest Thursday, when the steamer Hinckley and the schooner Cornelia went to the scene. They will join the steamer McCormick, already there, and the work will be continued as long as the weather permits. The cargo of 80,000 bushels of corn is nearly intact and the insurance officials believe it can be salvaged. The corn will be loaded into the Cornelia and brought to this city for sale. The Hinckley has windlasses and cranes aboard and a crew of expert wreckers aboard from Cleveland."

The tug Hackett coaled at Swift's yesterday on her way to Oswego.

The steamer Bickerdike loaded a car of vinegar and a large shipment of raisins at Swift's yesterday. Her wheel is being repaired at the dry dock.

The steamer Aletha will commence her season next week and will make her first trip Monday. This means communication with outside points for Amherst Island and Simcoe Island.

The schooner Andrews, discharging a cargo of coal at Swift's, will clear on Monday for Oswego.

p.3 two ads - tenders called for work at Rapid Plat Canal - for dredging and repairing locks.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1911