The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1913

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p.7 Incidents of the Day - One of the finest and largest private pleasure yachts on the St. Lawrence was in port on Friday. It was the Kismet, the property of W.H. Downing, of Brockville. The owner and a party were aboard.

p.8 Robbed While Asleep - a sailor on Turret Court had money taken.


The steamer Phelps and schooner Parsons arrived from Charlotte with coal. The Phelps is unloading at Garden Island and the schooner Parsons at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Maize cleared for Oswego.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Turret Court, from Fort William, is discharging 74,000 bushels of flax seed; tug Bartlett from the Welland canal with three grain barges, cleared for Oswego with the barges Dunmore and Kingston, to load coal for Montreal; tug Thomson from Montreal, two light barges, cleared with three grain barges for Montreal; steamer Kinmount due to arrive during the afternoon on her way west to load grain at Fort William; steamer Fairmount due to arrive tomorrow from Fort William, to discharge grain, will clear for Oswego to load coal for Port Arthur.

In repairing the drill scow of Simpson Brothers, of Montreal, the work of which is now being done in the Kingston Shipbuilding dock, it is necessary to remove eleven of the plates at the bottom and five on one side. The scow was damaged, it will be remembered by an explosion of dynamite on the St. Lawrence river, near Gananoque, a couple of weeks ago.

The Donnelly Wrecking Co. has sent a diver and outfit to St. Anne de Bellevue, to repair a water pipe on the river in that vicinity.

The steamers Kingston, Rochester and Caspian went down the river on Friday morning. The Kingston and Caspian cleared up the lake and bay at five o'clock.

The steamer Britannic was up from Montreal and cleared again down the river on Friday afternoon.

The steamer City of Ottawa went west on Friday morning.

The steamer Olcott was at Swift's from Oswego, N.Y. on Friday afternoon.

The steamer Rideau Queen was down from Ottawa on Friday evening.

Will Not Raise Vessel.

Report from Buffalo states that Capt. Hinckley has abandoned the attempt to wreck the big steel steamer Richardson, lost off that port several years ago. It is stated that it is doubtful if the steamer could be repaired if raised. The government will now dynamite it and have it removed from the path of navigation.

p.10 Work On Welland - The Dominion Dredging company of Ottawa to begin work on section one of the new Welland canal.

Deseronto, July 23rd - ....The schooner Lizzie Metzner, after unloading a cargo of coal for the Rathbun company, left on Monday for Oswego with a cargo of lumber. The vessel was formerly owned by Capt. Fagan, of Belleville, and was bought this spring by Capt. John Gowan. The driller is busy at work at the coal shutes dock, making it better for navigation.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1913