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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1913

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Recovered In Cabin of Sunken Barge.

St. Catharines, July 15th - The body of Capt. McIntyre, who went down with the barge

Anna Belle Wilson was recovered by a diver at Buffalo, who found it in the cabin of the barge. It will be brought to Port Dalhousie this afternoon for burial. Capt. McIntyre was trying to save the ship's papers when the boat went over. He was born in Port Dalhousie. His wife's body was taken to Toronto yesterday for burial.

Record Grain Cargo - Midland, July 15th - A record cargo at the Midland elevators arrived on the steamer William P. Snider, Jr., here, with 464,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth. The Grand Trunk Pacific elevator expects to handle the cargo in twenty-five hours.



Now that improvements are about to be made to Kingston harbor, it would be wise to have all the obstructions that are to be encountered below the bridge removed. There are several old sunken barges and other stumps which endanger all those who happen to pass down that way in motor boats and other small craft.

To begin with, the old piles of the damaged K. & P. wharf should be removed. If the company desires them to be left for the purpose of reconstructing a new wharf, then it would be a good idea if it would place a light on the outer row of stumps. Many people who attend the band concerts are complaining about this danger and hope that some steps will be taken to have it removed.

Another bad place is in front of the cotton mill, where an old barge has been sunk and some of the stays are about a foot under water and cannot be seen until one is upon them. The mill authorities have taken steps to have this danger overcome in day light by placing two flags at each end of the sunken boat. This does not, however, overcome the danger in the darkness, and the only way to do that is to have the barge raised and taken away.

The place in front of the cotton mill is much worse than the one by the water works where two men were drowned. If the authorities would take steps to have this danger eliminated many parties who own motor boats would be much obliged. It would also be a good idea to have lights placed on the ends of different wharves which at present are in total darkness.


On Sunday the steamer Kenora had an accident in the Lachine canal. It appears that the signal for speed astern was mistaken, and she was forced ahead, with the result that she collided with the stern of the steamer Fairmount, which was damaged. The Kenora glided off onto the wall of the canl, and it is understood that her bow was damaged.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Tuesday, with the steamer Caspian down and up to Bay ports.

The steamer Rideau Queen is due down, Tuesday evening, from Ottawa.

The steamer Panther, unloading grain at Richardson's elevator, cleared for Conneaut, to load coal for Montreal.

The steamer Turret Crown, unloading grain at the Montreal Transportation company's elevator, cleared for Oswego.

The steamers Saskatoon and Dundee passed up, and the steamers Rosedale and Neepawah passed down.

The steambarge Sowards, which has been laid up for a few days, undergoing repairs, cleared today for Oswego.

The schooners Acadia and Parsons with coal from Oswego are discharging at Wolfe Island. They were towed over by the steamer Phelps.

The schooners Katie Eccles and Arthurs (sic) cleared for Oswego.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Thomson from Montreal with three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamer Westmount from Fort William, discharged a full cargo of wheat, will clear for Oswego to load coal for Port Arthur.

Adrift Many Hours - yacht Seneca of Toronto adrift on lake during storm after mast was broken, finally got into Cape Vincent.

p.9 Death of Capt. Thomas A. Kidd at Gananoque - 84 years old, once master of sailing craft.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jul 1913