The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1913

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p.1 Saved From Drowning - on her way over from Oswego with coal for Rockwood hospital, the steamer Sowards, Capt. Shaw, picked up two men off Sodus Point, wearing life preservers, and returned them to Sodus Point.


Members of the crew of the steambarge Navajo report that their last trip over the lake, made during the weekend, was one of the worst they have experienced in some time. The vessel was very heavily laden with pig iron for Brockville and there was a very heavy sea rolling at the time.

The members of the crew donned their life preservers, in case there should be trouble, but luckily they made Kingston all right.

p.4 Farcical Law Enforcement - editorial about the wine clerks of seven boats getting $200 fines for selling liquor without a license - the same thing goes on every year.



The steambarge Sowards arrived from Charlotte, coal-laden, and is discharging at Rockwood hospital.

The steamer Fairfax arrived with the barge Chippewa, coal-laden. The Chippewa is discharging coal at the locomotive works, and the Fairfax cleared for Deseronto.

The steamers Plummer and Neepawah passed down on Tuesday morning.

The steamer Missiquoi made her regular trip from Gananoque to Kingston on Tuesday, and had a goodly number of passengers.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Turret Court discharged her cargo of grain, and cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; steamer Kenora also cleared for Belleville after discharging grain; tug Thomson from Montreal, light, will clear for Montreal with three grain barges.

The barge Rickerton has arrived from Erie, Pa., and is unloading coal at the Canadian Locomotive wharves.

The steamers Kingston and North King passed down the river on Tuesday morning and cleared up the lake and bay at 5 p.m.

The steamer Rideau King is due from Ottawa Tuesday evening.

The cruiser La Sirene, of Montreal, was in port at Swift's on Tuesday.

At Folger's wharf: steamer Alexandria arrived on Monday evening from her trip to Montreal; steambarge Waterlily called on her trip east; steamer Thousand Islander, from Alexandria Bay with a large excursion today.

p.8 Fire On A Schooner - A small fire which broke out on the schooner Acacia, at the foot of Queen street, at 12:30 o'clock (noon) Tuesday, gave the firemen the first run they had since July 22nd.

The blaze was of a small nature. It started near the smokestack, and was extinguished in short order. The damage will amount to a couple of dollars.

Now that the "hoodoo" has been broken, the firemen are looking for a rush of calls. This is the longest spell the firefighters have had without a run in some time.

p.9 Deseronto, Aug. 9th - The steamer America called at the wharf this morning and took a large crowd from the B. of Q. railway train, which had brought the crowd from Tweed, down the bay to Picton and Glen Island. The excursionists returned about four o'clock. They had a band with them.

The steamer Aletha brought a crowd from Belleville and took on many more from here en route to the orphanage at Picton. The 15th band of Belleville was on board.

The steamer Porter and consort unloaded coal for Marlbank cement works. A large steamer at the Deseronto Iron Works is unloading is unloading iron ore. The schooner Lizzie Metzner is unloading coal for the Rathbun company.

The sloop Laura D. is loading a load of boxes for Northport. The schooner Lizzie Metzner left today for Oswego for a load of coal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1913