The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1913

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p.2 Sailor Goes To Jail - David Elcock, a sailor employed on a schooner which was tied at the wharf at Portsmouth on Wednesday, will spend thirty days in the county jail on the charge of being drunk in the streets......

Found At Prescott - body of man who disappeared off steamer Kingston in mid-July found; had been left behind to take charge of the body of another crew-member.



The sloop Maggie L. cleared light, for Gananoque.

The steamers Dwyer and Glenellah passed down and the steamer Rhodes up.

The steamer Missisquoi made a trip from Gananoque to Kingston today.

M.T. Co.'s bulletin: steamer Canadian, grain-laden, from Fort William and steamer Fisher from Duluth, due tonight; steamers Rosemount and Kinmount due from Fort William tomorrow; tug Bartlett cleared from Prescott today with the barge Ungava to load grain at Port Colborne, for Montreal.

A heavy fog on the lakes has been causing the vessels some trouble.

The steambarge Jeska cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer John Rolph is in the drydock, where its section wheels are being replaced with two solid ones.

The steamer Prince Rupert, which was in the collision on Tuesday night, with the steamer Rees at the Sault, will be temporarily repaired there and proceed to Port Arthur, where the steel rails will be unloaded and the vessel put into the dock for repairs.

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

Repairs At Davis' Drydock

The repair work is proceeding favorably at the Davis' drydock, and inside of a couple of weeks time, everything will be in running order. The roof is being rebuilt and the machinery, which had been rusted by the water, has been polished and ready to run. Steam has been gotten up in one of the boilers and the dock is in running order, having in it at present, the barge Dorchester, which left on Thursday morning. After this boat went out, the schooner Bertie Caulkins went in for repairs.



Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 2nd - Coal does not appear much more plentiful. At Duluth-Superior, yesterday, there were eleven boats unloading and three waiting, while seventeen were en route. One of the largest coal companies doing business at the head of the lakes had nothing unloading, and another large company had one ship. These two companies could take care of almost all the coal-laden boats at the docks if they were able to get the coal and dock space. Ore docks at this end of the route are pretty busy, and will be until Thursday night, according to the schedules. Ore shipments are probably as brisk now as they will be at any time the rest of the season. Dispatch at the ore docks will depend on the car supply. There is practically no wild ore, and contract boats are doing all the business. At Buffalo the elevator situation was unchanged today, with about 2,500,000 bushels afloat waiting their turn at the elevators. Mixed cargoes for local consignment are proving as bad as was predicted. A vessel that is loaded with a mixed cargo, part of which is barley, will be from a week to ten days getting rid of the load.

p.10 The Great Lakes - statistics and information on size, depth etc.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1913