The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1913

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Ogdensburg, N.Y., Aug. 27th - Manager Kelly, of the Ogdensburg terminal of the Rutland Transit, issued a statement to the effect that the Ogdensburg branch will handle more business during this season than ever in its history.

The 6 steel liners of the company: Rutland, Ogdensburg, Burlington, Bennington, Arlington and Branson, maintain the present schedule. Sixteen or seventeen full trips will be made between this city and Chicago and the total amount of grain carried will be 2,500,000 bushels as compared with 2,000,000 bushels last year.



The sloop Ariadne arrived in port from the Rideau canal, with a cargo of wood for Robert Crawford.

The steamer Calgary passed up on Wednesday morning and the steamers Dunelm, Dundee and Wacondah passed down.

The schooner Ford River is at Richardson's wharf taking on a cargo of feldspar for Charlotte.

The steamer Hinckley cleared for Alexandria Bay.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The tug Bartlett cleared with the barge Melrose, to load grain at Port Colborne, and will return with the barge Winnipeg from Port Dalhousie, grain-laden for Montreal; the tug Emerson cleared for North Fairhaven with the barge Cornwall; tug Mary cleared for Montreal with two grain barges.

The steamer Rosemount of the Montreal Transportation company is in the shipbuilding drydock for minor repairs.

The steamer Toronto was down and up on Wednesday.

The steamer Geronia was done on Wednesday morning on the North King-Caspian run. She cleared west again in the afternoon.

The steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa on Wednesday morning. The steamer Rideau King is due down this evening.

The steamer Belleville passed down on Wednesday morning.

The steamer Olcott was over from Oswego, N.Y., on Wednesday afternoon on her second to last regular trip of the season.



The motor boat season for this year is drawing to a close, and it has been one of the busiest among enthusiasts of this kind of craft. The weather for the greater part of the summer has been of the most delightful kind, and only on a couple of occasions has any person met with any serious accident. In the early part of the season a motor boat, belonging to J. Angrove was burned. There was, of course, another serious fire at the Yacht Club, which destroyed about a dozen of the boat houses and seven or eight of the boats. The houses are nearly built up again, and several of those who lost their boats have obtained new ones. Outside of this nothing serious has happened, thanks to the good management of those in charge of the motor boats, as many accidents might have occurred if the safety of motorboats and its occupants were left to those in authority over the harbor.

Several bad obstructions are to be encountered both above and below Cataraqui bridge. The first bad spot is near the water works, where an accident occurred which resulted in the drowning of two young men. Going down below the bridge the first and worst death trap in the harbor is the old K. & P. pile wharf, which, it seems, is only left there for the birds. It might possibly be the resting place of some poor unfortunate some dark night, running down there and striking the piles, which have not as much as a light on the outer row to ward off the danger created by them.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1913