The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1913

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p.1 Shooting Accidental - coroner's inquest continued at Cornwall; sailor shot on steamer Algonquin in Soulanges Canal had made statement to nurses before he died that it was an accident; Edward Wainwright was released.

Old Friends Met - A happy gathering took place at Prescott a few days ago, when three well known men of Prescott and Kingston, life long friends, met. The party was composed of Capt. Andrew Dunlop, for over 40 years captain of the R. & O. company's fleet; Samuel Hollingsworth, many years customs house examiner at the C.P.R. wharf, Prescott, and ex-Mayor Daniels, for about 40 years agent for the R. & O. at Toronto and Buffalo. The united ages of the three men reached over 240 years.

Connecting Rod Broke - While proceeding to Kingston on Friday morning a connecting rod in the engine of the steamer Britannic broke near the Nine Mile light, above Brockville. An anchor was cast until the M.T. Co.'s tug Bartlett bound east came along and towed the Britannic back to Brockville. Between 75 and 100 passengers were on board.



Barge Quebec Was Released by Steamer Cornwall

The barge Quebec, of the Montreal Transportation company, which went aground near Alexandria Bay, on Thursday night, was released by the steamer Cornwall, of the Calvin company, on Friday afternoon. She was then taken as far as Prescott. It is not thought that she suffered any serious damage.

At Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston passed down and up; steamer North King down and up; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa Saturday morning; steamer Belleville is due west Saturday night; steamer Britannic due to arrive at Swift's wharf on Friday afternoon failed to reach here on account of an accident to her machinery near Alexandria Bay. The tug Bartlett, which was near by at the time, towed the steamer to Brockville.

The steamer America had 355 passengers out of Kingston for Ogdensburg on Friday.

The steamer Alexandria arrived on Friday evening on her trip west. The steamer Waterlily called on her trip west.

The steamer Missisquoi was in port from Gananoque, Saturday, and had quite a large number of passengers on board.

The steamer Sowards, laid up here for several days for repairs, cleared for Oswego.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges; steamer Fordonian cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; steamer Calgarian, from Fort William, is discharging a full cargo of flax seed and oats; steamer Turret Crown arrived Saturday from Fort William, and is discharging wheat and flax seed; tug Bronson from Montreal tonight, three light barges; steamer Advance will pass down tonight from Port Colborne to Montreal, grain-laden.

p.8 A Steamer Held Up - Gananoque, Aug. 2nd - The steamer Castanet, which took a party from this port to Alexandria Bay, was held up at that port on account of insufficient life boat protection and had to return her crowd on the steamer Island Belle. However, she fixed up matters by having two extra boats added and took out a party from this port on Friday afternoon.

The coal schooner Horace Taber finished unloading her cargo for the Citizen's Coal & Forwarding Co. on Friday, and cleared for Oswego for another cargo for the local trade.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1913