The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1913

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Speary Fredette, a young man employed as a sailor on the schooner St. Louis, and whose home is in Belleville, is a patient at the Hotel Dieu.

When the schooner arrived at the wharf of the Montreal Transportation company, at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, to discharge her cargo, Fredette was engaged in dropping the anchor, when his left hand was caught by the cable, and as a result he lost the index finger, and had a very close call from losing his hand. He was removed to the Hotel Dieu and is doing nicely.



The schooner Julia B. Merrill is loading feldspar at Richardson's wharf.

A United States survey lake steamer, which has been working around Cape Cape, came into port Tuesday night, and went out again on Wednesday morning.

The schooner Acacia, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner St. Louis arrived from Charlotte with coal for the Montreal Transportation company.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Emerson from Montreal with one light barge, cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges; tug Bartlett from the Welland canal with barges Melrose and Winnipeg, grain laden; tug Bartlett cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, is discharging a cargo of wheat and flax.

At Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto passed down and up on Wednesday; steamer Caspian was down and up; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.


The R. & O.N. company is making enquiries about the sudden disappearance of another negro, a member of the crew of the steamer Kingston. It will be remembered that the steamer's baker met death on Sunday morning by being drowned near the wharf at Prescott. When it was discovered that this man was drowned two members of the crew were left in Prescott to look after the remains when found. When the remains were located on Sunday afternoon it was discovered that another negro was missing. A search was made which resulted in the finding of a hat lying on the wharf, which is supposed to be the property of the missing man.

p.6 letter to editor - a response to article which appeared in Whig on Aug. 4th, accusing American customs agents of not performing their job properly; denied by Wm. W. Avery.

p.7 Incidents of the Day - Reports from Picton state that Fallon Bros. expect to finish their work in the harbor there in five weeks time, when they will bring their dredging outfit to Kingston.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The drill boat Mons Meg, which went into Davis' dry dock this week, has had to have more repairs done than was expected. Besides considerable caulking it had to have new keelsons and planking, which will take all of next week before it is completed. There are at present twenty men on the job.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1913