The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1911

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Steamer Ottawa Will Be Raised

The steamer Ottawa, of the Thousand Island Steamship Company, which was partially destroyed by fire and then sunk near the wharf at Cape Vincent, late last fall, will be raised. Some of the company's men in Kingston went over to the Cape today, to look after the work. The Ottawa will be replaced on the Cape route by the steamer Newsboy, purchased in Duluth. The latter is undergoing repairs, and is not yet ready to be brought down to Kingston.

The steamer City of Montreal cleared Monday night for Windsor.

The steamer Windsor cleared for Charlotte with the barge Valencia to load coal. The Valencia will discharge at Kingston, and the Windsor at Montreal.

The steamer Sowards was over to the steamer John Sharples, but was unable to get a cargo, and went on to Fairhaven, and loaded coal. She is now discharging her cargo at Soward's.

The schooner Ford River cleared this morning, and will take another cargo off the steamer John Sharples, if she is able to get one. If not, she will go on to Oswego or Charlotte, and load coal.

The steambarge Jesca cleared for Oswego, and will load coal there for Smith's Falls.

Members of the crews of the steamers McKinstry and Mapleton have reached have reached Port Arthur, and are preparing the vessels for the season.

Charles Benson, a well known mariner, employed on the steamer Jacques, narrowly escaped drowning at Port Arthur. He fell from the forward mast of the steamer into the water. He had ascended the mast to put up a line used for hoisting a flag. The line broke, and he was coming down to get another, when he fell, striking the rigging twice in the descent and falling over the side of the boat. His comrades threw him a line and he was pulled aboard. He received a number of bad cuts on the head.

The following steamers cleared from Port Arthur on Sunday:

McKinstry, with 80,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

Mapleton, 80,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

Hebard, for Buffalo, with 200,000 bushels of wheat.

Mack, for Buffalo, with 200,000 bushels of wheat.

Regina, with 70,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

Tagona, with 70,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

Jaques, Merchant's Mutual Line, with scrap iron and wheat for Montreal.

This will dispose of all the boats which have made Port Arthur their headquarters during the winter.

The steamer Aletha made her first trip to the city yesterday. She only carried a few passengers, but had a large cargo of freight. The people on the islands, who have been shut off from the mainland for the past two weeks, will have communication once more with the city.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1911