The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1911

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Steamer Sharples Entered the Dry Dock

The steamer John Sharples is now in the Kingston dry dock to have temporary repairs made before proceeding to Ogdensburg, N.Y. to be rebuilt. She is not much damaged below the waterline, in fact not at all. Her hull is intact, except for the fact that a few plates are sprung. The edges of the four flanges of her wheel have been broken off, and the end of her keel has also been broken off. Her stern represents a very battered appearance. Part of her side has been completely battered to pieces. She will be on the dock for a few days before going down the river.

At Swift's wharf - The steamer Bickerdike called last night to discharge her first cargo of freight this season, and went back down the river; the steamer Brockville went down today.

The steamer Sequin cleared from the Kingston dry dock yesterday after having some repairs made to her hull.

The barge St. Louis arrived from the steamer Glenmount, aground near Crossover Light, with a cargo of wheat.

The steamer Haddington is loading grain at Fort William for Montreal.

The steamer Van Allan is in Port Arthur and is having her smoke stack repaired.

The schooner Charlie Marshall, loading stone at the penitentiary, will likely clear for Toronto tonight.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque today.

At M.T. Co's elevator - Tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; steamer Kinmount cleared for Fort William; steamer Edmonton is discharging 75,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Algonquin is due on Monday, from Fort William, with wheat.

The steamer Alexandria passed on her way up from Montreal, last night.

The steamer Gilchrist is at Port Arthur, loading a quarter of a million bushels of wheat for Buffalo.

The steamer Iroquois is loading grain at Port Arthur, for Montreal.

The steamer Beaverton cleared from Port Arthur on Wednesday noon, with 72,000 bushels of wheat. Capt. James Delaney is in command of the Beaverton. He is one of the best known marine men on the lakes.

All hands employed outside are working at the government boat Polana to try and have her done on scheduled time, and by this evening there will not much remain to be done. She will present a very trim appearance when finished, and will be a credit to the builders.

p.8 Testify In Staples Case - over unseaworthiness of steam yacht Idler.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1911