The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1913

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On The Way To The Montreal Transportation Co.

There will be quite a rush of new grain at the elevator of the Montreal Transportation company, during the next few days.

The steamer Turret Chief, from Fort William, will discharge 67,000 bushels of new wheat; the steamer Noble, from Duluth, will discharge Manitoba wheat; the steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, 69,000 bushels of wheat, and the steamer Tagona, from Fort William, will discharge 54,000 bushels of barley, and 25,000 bushels of wheat. The steamer Turret Crown, which arrived from Fort William, is discharging 89,000 bushels of barley.

The steambarge Navajo, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Richardson's wharf.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte, and is discharging a cargo of coal at R. Crawford's wharf.

The sloop Ariadne arrived from Seeley's Bay, with a cargo of wood for the Kingston Brick and Tile company.

The steamer Missisquoi was in port today from Gananoque.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego, after discharging coal for the Frontenac Coal and Lumber company.

The sloop Gasoline launch Shibley came into port today with a general cargo from Bath.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett from Port Colborne with the barge Ungava, grain-laden, will clear with the Ungava and barge Hamilton, for Montreal; steamer Glenmount passed down with grain from Fort William for Montreal, and will go on to Sydney to load rails.

The steamer Prince Rupert is due to pass up on Friday morning, with steel rails from Sydney, N.S., for Port Arthur.

The steamer Rideau King left the city for Ottawa on Thursday morning. On her return Saturday evening she will go into winter quarters here, and the steamer Buena Vista will continue the run.

The steamer Kingston was down the river and cleared for Charlotte and Toronto on Thursday afternoon.

The steamer America left on Thursday morning with excursionists for the Picton fair. She will return in the evening.

The steamer Majestic went west on Thursday morning.

The steamer Dundurn passed down on Thursday.


Captain John Jarrell of Port Hope, who has been in command of the steamer Caspian for some years, suffered two broken ribs on Wednesday night when he fell when boarding the steamer, which is laid up at the Canadian Pacific wharf at the foot of Brock street.

It appears that the captain had gone over the gang plank leading onto the steamer, when he suddenly fell, with the result that he struck an obstruction. He lost his balance and fell out of the gangway into the water. He swam for some little distance and caught hold to one of the ropes holding the steamer and by this means was able to pull himself up onto the wharf. After making a landing he again boarded the steamer and went to his room.

His side commenced to give him considerable pain. He made a closer examination and found that two of his ribs had been broken by the fall.

It is very fortunate that the captain did not lose his life, as there was no person near when he fell into the water.

p.8 The Haddington Lightered - Port Colborne, Sept. 25th - The wrecking outfit worked all yesterday on the steamer Haddington, and expected to float her sometime today. Three hundred tons of coal were lightered into the Manistique. The Haddington will not be fit to proceed through the canal, and will most likely be towed to Buffalo dry dock for repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1913