The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1913

Full Text

p.1 Many People Watched A Young Man Drown - Thomas McLeod of Toronto, night watchman on the steamer Kingston, fell in water as steamer was leaving, and drowned; diver John Quirt was able to find the body.



At Salmon Point, Forty Miles Above Kingston.

The steamer Ames went ashore at Salmon Point, on the lake about forty miles from Kingston, during Friday night. She was bound from Fort William to Montreal with grain. The steamer Donnelly and lighter Grantham, of the Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking company, went to her assistance on Saturday morning.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Saturday, also the steamer North King.

The steamer Rideau King is due down this evening from Ottawa.

The steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa on Saturday morning.

The steamer City of Ottawa passed down on Saturday morning.

The steamer Alexandria called at Folger's wharf on her trip west on Friday evening.

The steambarge Waterlily called on her trip up, Friday night.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: steamer Rosemount passed up light, from Montreal, on way to Fort William; tug Thomson arrived light from Montreal with three barges, and cleared down with three grain laden barges; steamer Fairmount is due on Monday from Fort William with a cargo of wheat.

p.4 Kingston Events 25 Years Ago - schooner Oliver Mowat arrives from Chicago in leaky condition, and had 2,000 bushels of grain damaged.



Has Been Necessitated By International Laws.

In compliance with an order received from the Canadian authorities the steamer Rochester of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company's line, will not stop at the Canadian points between Ogdensburg and Toronto. The order is in accordance with the law against an American registered steamer engaging in Canadian coastwise trade.

The order necessitates some changes in the schedule of the steamers operating between Toronto and Ogdensburg. The steamers Toronto and Kingston will resume their old runs, cancelling their special service westbound to Toronto. The Rochester will run direct from Clayton to Toronto, leaving Alexandria Bay at 2:10 in the afternoon, the same time as the steamers Kingston and Toronto but will not make Kingston.

It is contrary to the laws of both the United States and Canada for a foreign boat to carry passengers from one domestic port to another. The Rochester then, being registered under the American flag, cannot carry passengers from Brockville or Kingston to Toronto. The steamers Kingston and Toronto being registered under the Canadian flag may carry passengers from one Canadian port to another but cannot carry passengers from one American port to another. Any vessel, however, may carry passengers from a domestic port to a foreign or from a foreign to a domestic port.

Passengers for Kingston or Brockville will leave Toronto at 6 p.m. Passengers leaving Toronto at 2:30 on the steamer Rochester will have to transfer at Ogdensburg.

The Rochester runs on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, touching at American ports only before reaching Toronto.

p.8 Gananoque, July 5th - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego, N.Y., for another load. The Rockport Navigation Co.'s steamer Missisquoi made the run as far as Ogdensburg on Friday for the first of the season.

p.12 Buried Treasure - between Oshawa and Whitby there is a marsh along the shore which used to be bay; in September 1813 a Canadian schooner carrying specie to pay the militia at Fort York spotted an American vessel, entered bay, dropped a barrel of gold in water while reloading treasure.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
5 Jul 1913
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1913