The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1913

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p.7 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Kingston had 1,840 passengers on board on her easternn trip on Saturday. This was the largest number she has ever carried.



The schooner Abbie L. Andrews arrived at the waterworks' wharf, from Charlotte, with coal.

The schooner Phelps finished unloading her cargo of coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf and cleared for Charlotte with the schooner Parsons.

The steam barge Navajo will go into the Davis' drydock for repairs.

The steamer Fairfax cleared for Erie.

The steamer Sowards, from Charlotte, is unloading a cargo of coal at Rockwood hospital.

The schooner Keewatin arrived at Collins Bay from Oswego with coal.

The steam barge Jeska cleared Monday for Sodus Point, to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The government boat Speedy was in port on her way to Montreal.

The steamer Sherman, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the C.P.R. wharf.

The steamer Ames passed down Sunday morning.

The tug Gilbert, of Toronto, will enter Davis' dry dock for repairs.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett is due to arrive tonight with the barges Hamilton and Selkirk, from Port Colborne, grain laden, for Montreal; steamer Acadian due to arrive tonight from Fort William with grain; tug Mary from Montreal, three light barges.

The steamer Simla and consort Burmah are due at Garden Island Monday night with timber from Lake Superior.

The steamer Prince Rupert is due up on Tuesday with steel rails from Sydney, N.S. for Port Arthur.

The steamers Toronto, Rochester and Caspian passed down on Sunday morning. The Toronto and Caspian cleared west again at 5 p.m.

The steamer Belleville passed up on Sunday morning.

The steamer City of Ottawa went east on Sunday morning.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Monday morning.

The steamer Dundurn went west on Monday morning.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Monday.

The steamer Olcott was in port from Oswego, N.Y., on Monday.

The drill scow of Simpson Bros., Montreal, which was damaged by the explosion of dynamite on the St. Lawrence river, near Gananoque, about ten days ago, is in the dock of the Kingston Shipbuilding company for repairs.

A company is being formed to build a new boat to run from Indian Cove and Fredericksburg to Picton. The boat is calculated not to be larger than the Reindeer, a boat which has made a wonderful success of this route and made a good for the owners, and was built by the captain, Robert Davis, of Kingston, twenty-eight years ago. The boat is to have a capacity of 150 passengers, and is to be equipped in the most modern style.

The tug Gilbert is in the Davis drydock, undergoing general repairs and having its hull painted.

The steamer Buena Vista was docked at the Davis drydock on Saturday afternoon to have a new wheel put on. It left the dock at 11 o'clock the same evening and cleared for Sodus.


James Mullin, of Kingston, who had a narrow escape a few days ago, when the Annabelle Wilson went down about half a mile off Point Gratiot in Lake Erie, has arrived back in the city. Capt. "Barney" McIntyre and wife lost their lives. Mullin, with two other members of the crew, were saved.

Mullin says that he had a most thrilling experience. He has been up against many mishaps in his career on the water, but this was the worst disaster he was ever in.

Albert Blundell, whose home is in Port Robinson, was with Mullin and when the barge began to sink they took to the rigging, and remained there until taken off by the crew of the tug Meteor, which had her in tow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1913