The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1911

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p.2 Sank In Harbor - little steamer Sally was towing yacht Nokomis to Davis Dry Dock; were tied side by side; Sally sank when forward line was untied first, causing her to roll over.

Diver At Work - A diver is at work around the steamer Sowards. When about to clear from the spile wharf some drift wood got into the vessel's wheel.



Drifting ice near Port Colborne is causing the mariners a great deal of trouble the past few days and as a result a number of the vessels have been delayed. The M.T. Co. had a tug working in that direction but owing to the ice it had to return.

The steambarge Jeska arrived from Charlotte with a cargo of coal for the Thousand Island Steamship company.

The steamer Arcadian was the first vessel to arrive at Port Arthur this season.

The schooners Maize and St. Louis cleared across the lake today to load coal.

The steamer Sowards met with trouble while clearing from the spile dock. Some drift wood became caught in the wheel and as a result she was delayed on the trip.

The barge Thrush arrived from Oswego and is unloading coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Marshall loaded stone at the Penitentiary and cleared for Toronto.

The tug Emerson arrived from Fairhaven and Oswego with two coal barges.

The steamer Windsor is expected over from Charlotte today with the barge Valencia, both coal loaden.

The steamers Keyport and Keywest will clear for Fort William tonight.

The lockmaster at Kingston Mills says the statement that the steambarge Randall came up the Rideau canal is incorrect. There has been no boat through as yet this year.

Death of Captain William Ada - 78, worked for R. & O. about 35 years.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Apr 1911