The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1911

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p.1 Crashed In Ice Field - Sault Ste. Marie, April 24th - steamers North Lake, downbound, and John Lambert, upbound, crash; Lambert beached to avoid sinking.

p.2 Yacht Club Dinner

p.3 Gananoque Waits - The government supply boat Reserve spent Sunday here, after supplying the various lighthouses of this section. The coal schooner Britton has been given a thorough overhauling and refitted during the past week, and with Capt. Palmatier in charge will be put in commission at an early date to ease the coal shortage existing in this section.

Capt. D.J. Kenny, owner of the steamer Yennek, has been awarded the contract by the Postal Department of carrying the mails between Gananoque and Clayton, from May 15th to October 15th inclusive, and will also run the ferry for passenger and general traffic.



Relieved Steamer Sharples Will Be Raised

It is believed that the steamer John Sharples, wrecked off the Galloup Islands last fall, will be raised, within the course of a few days.

Capt. C. Daryeau, of the schooner Ford River, has just returned from a trip to the steamer, and stated, this morning, that he believed that the vessel could be raised in that time. The pumps are working good, and work was to commence in earnest today. The weather is fine for the work.

The Ford River was not refused a cargo this time, and loaded 6,000 bushels of corn, which is being discharged at Richardsons' elevator. The Ford River may make another trip to the Sharples.

The M.T. company look for a rush of ten grain steamers from Fort William as soon as the vessels can get through.

The schooner St. Louis arrived from Charlotte and is unloading coal at Crawford's wharf.

The barge Hiawatha will arrive with coal from Oswego for Booth & Co.

The schooner Maize arrived from Oswego and is unloading coal for R. Crawford.

The barge Lapwing will load coal at Oswego for Montreal.

The schooner Cornelia loaded coal at Oswego and cleared for Clayton.

The steamer Hinckley and barge arrived at the steamer Sharples, today, to take off a cargo of corn.

The steamer Island Wanderer had a wheel broken while going through the ice near Clayton. She was at the dry-dock Saturday, had the wheel put on, and returned to Clayton.

The Port Arthur News of Friday had the following:

"At midnight tonight the first boat will leave Port Arthur for the east. This will be the steamer Turret Crown, of the Turret Crown Co. Ltd., which will clear for Tiflin with 110,000 bushels of wheat. This cargo was loaded at the C.N.R. elevator. The captain of the boat is James Foote and W.W. Hall is agent for the line."

To the New York Central Steamship company belongs the honor of opening navigation east and west of the Soo this season. The Buffalo arrived down at 2:20, and the Rochester up at 3:30, on Saturday. The Buffalo is now in the locks downbound, with the William P. Gavock, of Volcano. These are followed by six other vessels at the head of the locks. The Rochester was followed up by the Philip Myers, Muncy and North Wind. Four other boats are following them. The captains report little delay in bucking ice either way.

The schooner Bertie Calkins arrived at Swift's, this morning, with a cargo of coal from Oswego.

Capt. George Hammond's boat "La Monde," the new fast passenger and express boat which will run daily between Clayton and Kingston during the summer, will be ready for her first trip on May 1st. She is now at the Kingston Foundry slip, being fitted out and will be at Swift's wharf on Wednesday next.

The schooner Andrews will clear from Swift's today, for Oswego.

The Kingston Shipbuilding Company is working as fast as they can to get out orders which they have on hand. After this government boat which they are now building, is completed, they have a contract for another government boat and other orders will keep them working summer and winter. This industry has now an established trade and will be kept running all the time.

Booming The Georgian - the Canadian Federation of Boards of Trade and Municipalities has published pamphlet in favor of Georgian Bay canal over Welland Canal - editorial.

p.6 The New Welland Canal - [Globe]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1911