The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Sep 1913

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p.1 Notice Given to Landowners - to vacate shortly; an early beginning expectd on construction of the new Welland Canal.


Blind River, Sept. 8th - A distressing accident occurred Friday night when the steamer Germanic collided with the fishing tug Victoria K., sending her to the bottom on Lake Huron, and resulting in the death of Donald McDonald. The Germanic was in the channel coming into Blind River port, and the Victoria K. was bound for Meldrum Bay. Through a mistake of signals, Engineer Bellrose, of the Victoria K., saw that an accident could not be averted, and reversed the engines, but not in time to prevent a collision. Had he not done so, the Germanic would have struck the Victoria K. midships.

p.4 Gananoque, Sept. 8th - ....The coal schooner Briton finished discharging her cargo at the sheds of the Steel Company of Canada, since when she has been engaged making a few necessary repairs, and cleared light for Sodus for another cargo yesterday.


The area in the vicinity of the Grand Trunk railway depot, lying partly in the city of Kingston and partly in the township of Storrington, must be recognized as that which will, in the coming years, be the scene of a new industrial life. Its one disadvantage is the inaccessibility to water frontage under present conditions and it will be for the city to consider whether, with the construction of the new bridge, the lower harbor cannot be very much improved. In connection with the new bridge, there are to be two large wharves, and they will be used for winter service especially, and should cause the laying up here of several of the passenger steamers that ply upon the lake and river, and for the usual spring outfitting. Standing upon the Cataraqui bridge, and looking up the Cataraqui river, one can see what a great harbor Kingston will have if the marsh be dredged out and water communication carried to the depot. The industrial area aforesaid will sooner or later demand the dredging, and when it takes place the Great Cataraqui basin will be the busiest spot in all the lake ports. Some of this may be regarded as the recital of a dream, but a dream that will before long become true.



M.T. Co.'s wharf: steamer Rosemount passed up light from Montreal to Port Colborne to load grain; tug Bronson from Montreal with three light barges; tug Bartlett cleared on Monday with the barge Ungava to load grain at Port Colborne; steamer Turret Chief is due today from Fort William to discharge a cargo of grain.

The steamer Newsboy was taken off the Clayton-Kingston route on Monday and replaced the steamer St. Lawrence on the Alexandria Bay-Clayton route. The steamer St. Lawrence arrived at Crawford's roof and is being laid up.

The steamer Thousand Islander is being laid up at Ogdensburg. The steamer Rochester will also be laid up at Ogdensburg for the winter.

The steamer Alexandria is due to arrive on Monday afternoon on her way to Montreal.

The steamers Dunelm and Wahcondah passed up from Montreal.

The steamer W.H. Dwyer, the new vessel of the Forwarders, Limited, passed down the river, due to Quebec with coal on Sunday evening. It was her second trip east. She loaded at Huron.

The steamers Caspian and North King have finished their regular trips of the season. The former made the river trip on Thursday, and cleared up the Bay of Quinte and lake at five o'clock in the afternoon. She will winter here. The North King arrived with no passengers aboard from the Bay on Sunday afternoon, to be laid up and tied up at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Arthur arrived on Sunday from Oswego, with coal for Swift's.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Sunday and the Toronto on Monday.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Monday morning.

The steamers Majestic and Belleville passed down and up respectively on Sunday morning.

p.8 The Isis Won - a race against Heather at the Kingston Yacht Club and gets second cash prize for Bruce Carruthers trophy.

p.9 Peterborough Lift Lock - described in [Christian Science Monitor]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Sep 1913