The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1913

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p.1 Polsons Get Contract - Ottawa, Sept. 11th - The department of marine and fisheries has let a contract to the Polson Iron Works, Toronto, for the construction of a steamer to be used on the St. Lawrence river above Montreal and on Lake Ontario, in the lighthouse service. The contract price is $173,399. This is the first ship let under the new condition, namely, that construction must take place in Canada.



The steamers Acadian and Rosedale passed down.

The schooner Ford River will undergo slight repairs at Davis' dry dock.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Fairmount passed up from Sydney, loaded with rails for Fort William; steamer Rosemount passed down Thursday morning with grain from Port Colborne for Montreal; steamer Fordonian due tonight from Fort William, and tomorrow will discharge 95,000 bushels of barley; steamer Turret Crown, due on Saturday morning from Duluth, and will disharge 71,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson from Montreal, three big barges, will clear for Montreal with one grain barge; tug Emerson cleared with the barge Winnipeg, to load coal at Charlotte for Montreal; tug Bartlett is due to arrive tonight with the barge Ungava loaded with wheat from Port Colborne for Montreal.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Thursday morning.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Thursday.

The steamers Dundurn and Majestic passed down and up respectively on Thursday morning.

p.6 Rescued From Launch - Windsor, Sept. 11th - The dominion government launch Nakomis sprang a leak while near Lake St. Clair lighthship, in the middle of Lake St. Clair, and drifted, helpless, with Stanley Reaume, son of the Hon. Dr. Reaume, minister of public works for Ontario, and Thomas Reid, an engineer, on board. Reaume and Reid were rescued by the steamer Wauketa, coming from Detroit, and disembarked at Marsland, St. Clair flats, whence they returned to Windsor.

Col. Lamb, district engineer for the department of public works, Ottawa, made a hasty trip in an auto to a point near Tecumseh, on the Canadian side, and went out in another launch of the Nakomis, but without success. A tug is now searching.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1913