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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1913

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Cornwall, July 14th - "Ned" Wainwright, of the steamer Algonquin, charged with shooting a fellow deckhand named McKillop, while the vessel was proceeding down the St. Lawrence, was arraigned before the local magistrate this morning and remanded for a week. McKillop is in a serious condition at the hospital. Both are recently arrived Scotchmen. Wainwright says the shooting was entirely accidental.


Toronto, July 14th - Seven Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company wine clerks were each fined $200 and costs or three months in jail for selling liquor without a license. All pleaded guilty and all paid.

Shouldn't these men be fined for every offence instead of once a season." he was asked.

"Certainly, every day." said Chief License Inspector Burroughs, "but I shall do just as has been done before me and that in this case has been once a season."



Has Come To Kingston to be Repaired.

The drill scow belonging to Simpson Brothers of Montreal, which was damaged by lightning igniting dynamite, last Wednesday, in the middle channel about 20 miles from Gananoque, is at the Forwarders Limited wharf. It was towed up the river on Saturday evening by the Donnelly steamer Saginaw and will be repaired here, later going into the shipbuilding company's dock. John Donnelly is in charge of the work

Glancing at the scow in her wrecked state, it seems a wonder the men working at the time were not killed. They miraculously escaped. All the framework is badly damaged, the boiler displaced, and parts of the machinery will have to be renewed.

Movement of Vessels.

The steamer Dunelm was in port Monday morning on her way up from Montreal.

The steamer Regina passed down on Monday morning

The steamer Panther arrived from Chicago with a cargo of corn, and is discharging at Richardson's elevator.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived at the cotton mill with coal from Sodus.

The sloop Laura D. from Deseronto is unloading a cargo of slabs, at Booth & Co.'s wharf.

M.T Co.'s elevator: tug Mary cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; steamer Calgarian from Fort William, discharging full cargo of wheat and oats; steamer Turret Crown from Fort William, is discharging flax seeds and oats; tug Thunsey from Montreal with three light barges; tug Emerson cleared for Port Dalhousie with barge Quebec.

The tug Frontenac has gone to Cornwall to bring up two more scows for Fallon Bros.' work on the new Cataraqui river causeway.

The steamer Alexandria went west on Saturday night.

The steamer Majestic went down on Sunday.

The steamer Belleville cleared west on Sunday.

The steamers Rochester and Kingston went east to river points on Sunday morning; the latter cleared west from Swift's wharf in the afternoon.

The steamer Caspian was down and up on Sunday.

The steamer America made the Bay of Quinte trips on Monday.

The steamer Toronto was down to Prescott and up on Monday.

The steamer Dundurn was windbound for some time at Swift's on her up trip on Monday morning.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Monday morning.

The steamer Simcoe took buoys aboard at the shipbuilding wharves on Monday morning, preparatory to clearing up the lake.

Steamer Turret Chief, grain-laden from Fort William, is due to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, on Tuesday, to discharge.

Broke Paddle Wheel - The steamer St. Lawrence of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. had to come to Kingston on Sunday as a result of an injury to her paddle wheel. On account of the high water the steamer ran on the wharf at Fine View, in so doing breaking a couple of the buckets on the paddle wheel.

Bodies Still In Harbor - Diver Quirt Can't Locate Them.



When Coal Barge Anna Belle Wilson Went Down.

James Mullen, a well-known Kingston sailor, was saved when the coal barge Anna Belle Wilson went down in thirty feet of water Saturday afternoon, when en route to Erie, Pa. to Port Colborne towed by the tug Meteor. The barge went down just outside of Dunkirk, N.Y. harbor about 1 p.m.

Capt. "Barney" McIntyre, well-known in marine circles in Kingston was drowned.

The tug Meteor has been in Kingston on several occasions.

A despatch from Dunkirk, N.Y., Saturday afternoon, said:

The Anna Belle Wilson, a coal barge en route from Erie, Pa., to Port Colborne, towed by the tug Meteor, went down in thirty feet of water just outside of the Dunkirk harbor this afternoon at one o'clock.

The three members of the crew were saved. The boat has a capacity for about 1,000 tons of coal. She left Erie this morning and experienced no trouble until near Dunkirk, when in trying to make the harbor for safety the cargo shifted and she foundered, shipping an immense quantity of water and almost without warning went under.

Those saved were Albert Blundell, Port Dalhousie, Ont.; James Mullen, Kingston, Ont.; and Harry Simmons, Erie, Pa. Capt. McIntyre, according to the crew went back into the cabin for his money and was there when the boat went down.

p.7 Incidents of the Day - Dredge No. 3 was taken to the bridge on Monday, and the work was commenced.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1913