The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1912

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p.1 Weller In Charge - Superintendant Engineer of new Welland Canal appointed.

p.2 Struck By A Fender - from str. Pierrepont.

New Vessel Launched - Thousand Islander.

Marine Notes - Keywest now in drydock for repairs.


Was Sunk Near Alexandria Bay Last Summer

The barge George T. Davie, of the Montreal Transportation company, which went aground and was sunk near Alexandria Bay last summer, was towed to Kingston on Sunday night, by the steamer Hinckley, and will go on the drydock for repairs in three weeks time.

The Davie was raised late in the fall, but had to be left until the opening of navigation. She will have to undergo extensive repairs, but it is the opinion of marine men that she stood the winter remarkably well. The steamer Hinckley also brought into port the barge Jessie, and the schooner Bertha Kalkins, which were taken down the river to assist in releasing the vessel.

It is expected that the steamer Advance will leave for Kingston on Tuesday night, for Toronto and Hamilton.

The steambarge Ida E., formerly owned by Capt. Grant Horne, and which has been purchased by a company, to be used in the sand-carrying trade, arrived in port from Collins Bay, where the vessel was laid up during the winter. The vessel is at Crawford's wharf, taking on coal, in preparation for a trip.

Capt. Israel Dowe, of Montreal, has arrived in port to take charge of the barge Dunmore.

Capt. Peter Lalonde, of Valleyfield, Que., has taken over the barge Augusta (sic - Augustus ?) for the season.

Capt. James Roach has arrived from Nottawa, and is in command of the tug Bartlett.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1912