The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1913

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Picton, July 9th - three yachts in Mexico Bay during storm, the two American yachts Kioske and Comrade wrecked, 4 drowned; the yacht Moysie of the Queen City Yacht Club, Toronto, reached Picton.

storm caused postponement of George Cup race at Prinyer's Cove.

Oil Burning A Success.

Toronto, July 9th - At last an oil burning freighter has been secured that has proven herself a success as a carrier of package freight through the Canadian lakes. The Merchants' Mutual Line now declares this is proven by their big oil burning freighter, the Fordonian, which is running to Toronto after a successful initial trip to Fort William. The biggest package freighter in the Dominiion, capable of going through the Welland canal, and with a carrying capacity of 4,000 tons the vessel, under Captain La Ruche, attained a speed of 11 1/2 miles an hour on the trip from Toronto up to Fort William.

The management stated that in view of the success attained by the Fordonian, the acquirement by them of another oil burning vessel of the same type was now looked forward to.



At this season of the year when so many are planning their vacation trip the question "Where to go" naturally arises. What could be more delightful than a Great Lakes trip, where the air is pure, the sun shines and the cool refreshing breezes blow?

Few people realize with what ease and speed a trip from the East to Fort William and Winnipeg can be made via the Canadian Pacific Great Lakes Express Steamships. You can leave Toronto 12:45 noon Tuesday or Saturday and arrive Winnipeg 9:10 p.m. Thursday or Monday. Fifty seven hours from Toronto to Winnipeg; 12 hours faster than any other service. For those who wish to leave on different days of the week, and have a little more time on the water, the trip can be made leaving Toronto 12:15 noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays arriving in Winnipeg 11:40 a.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

If you are contemplating a trip don't let this slip your memory. Canadian Pacific Steamwships make the fastest time, have the best of accommodations, and the table is unexcelled. Full particulars and reservations on trains and ships at every Canadian Pacific ticket office.

p.5 With the Yachtsmen at Prinyer's Cove - the L.Y.R.A. regatta continues. (1/2 column)


The steamer Prince Rupert passed down on Wednesday morning, with a cargo of flax for Montreal. She left the barge Ceylon, loaded with timber from Lake Superior, at Garden Island to be taken to Quebec by the Montreal Transportation company.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Wednesday.

The steamer Caspian was down and cleared again up the bay on Wednesday.

The steamer Belleville went east on Wednesday morning.

The steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa on Wednesday morning.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: steamer Hamiltonian is discharging a cargo of oats and flax from Fort William; steamer Turret Court cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; tug Glide arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Montreal on Wednesday with three grain barges; steamer Turret Cape is due from Fort William on Wednesday evening.

The steambarge Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Crawford & Co.

The steamer Simcoe of the goverment light service, is lying near the steamer Ames, at Salmon Point, waiting to get into the lighthouse.

The steambarge Jessica passed on her way to Rideau points.

The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's wharf, on Tuesday afternoon, being twenty-two hours late, on account of the heavy wind storm.



Arrived at M.T. Co. Elevator At Noon Wednesday.

Will Unload Here - Cannot Get Kingston Drydock,

and Will Have To Go Into An American Dock

The steamer Ames, ashore at Salmon Point since last Friday night, was released at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning by the Calvin Wrecking Company, and arrived at the Montreal Transportation company's elevator here at 11:30 o'clock. She carried grain from Fort William to Montreal, but will unload here instead. It is not known what damage the Ames suffered to her hull. Some of her tanks are leaking. Owing to the fact that the Kingston drydock is engaged, the Ames will have to go into an American dock. It is not thought that any of the grain cargo is damaged.

The stranded steamer would have been released on Sunday only for the storm, which prevented the Donnelly outfit working. The lighter, Grantham, broke away from the stranded vessel and went ashore. Her hull is a total wreck, but it is hoped to save some of the machinery she carries. The Calvin Company was called upon Monday.

About 250 tons of the Ames' cargo was lightered into the schooner Maize and the steamer Cornwall succeeded in floating the big freighter. The Cornwall and Maize reached the city early Wednesday afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1913