The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1913

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Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 4th - The steamer Alfred Wright, down bound with a cargo of barley, went aground on the Vidal shoals above the Soo. It is estimated that about 30,000 bushels of grain must be lightered before the ship can be released. A lighter accompanied by tugs is at the scene of the wreck. The Wright is not leaking.


Detroit, Sept. 4th - Capt. James Reid, president of the Reid Wrecking Co., of Sarnia, died Tuesday night in Detroit. For over forty years Capt. Reid has been the most dominant figure in the wrecking annals of the lake marine. Four years ago the captain was forced to retire because of ill health. He leaves a family of five sons and three daughters.



The Montreal Transportation company is looking forward to one of the brightest fall seasons, providing that the rush continues as it has done all summer. Up until the present time, 7,248,910 bushels of grain have been handled at the local elevator. This is two million bushels more than for the same period in 1912. The traffic has been very brisk during the summer months.

A letter received by the local manager of the M.T. Co., from L.L. Henderson, general manager, at Montreal, states that at present there are twenty-eight steamers waiting to be unloaded at Montreal.

The steamers carrying grain to the local elevator are billed to load the first cargo of this season's wheat on September 15th.

At M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Canadian, Duluth, 75,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson from Charlotte with barges Quebec and Kingston, loaded with coal for Montreal. The tug Emerson cleared with the barges Dunsmore and Hiawatha, for Oswego to load coal; steamer Rosemount passed down on Thursday loaded with grain from Port Colborne for Montreal; tug Bronson will leave today for Montreal.

The steamer Rideau Queen is due down from Ottawa on Friday evening, on her last regular trip of the season.

The steamers Toronto and North King were up and down on Thursday.

The steamer Dundurn passed down on Thursday.

The steamer City of Ottawa is due westbound Thursday night.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1913