The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Oct 1913

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p.1 Prescott Light Depot - at a banquet in his honor, J.D. Hazen, minister of marine and fisheries, announces that more land has been acquired to enable the making of lights, buoys, lighthouse apparatus, and steel towers.



The steamer Arabian is out of the dry dock of the Kingston Shipbuilding company, and will clear for Port Colborne.

The steamer John Rolph is undergoing repairs in the dock of the Kingston Shipbuilding company.

The steamer Aberdeen and the barge Rob Roy, coal laden, from Charlotte, discharged at the C.P.R. wharf.

The schooner Britton was in port today, coal-laden, on her way from Charlotte to Gananoque.

The steambarge Jeska and the steamer Sowards, coal laden from Charlotte, are discharging at R. Crawford's wharf. The sloop Ariadne, with wood from Rideau canal ports, is also discharging at this wharf.

M.T. Co.'s bulletin: tug Emerson from Port Dalhousie, with two grain barges and one light barge, cleared light for Charlotte, and will return with the barge Quebec, coal laden for Montreal; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal, with two grain barges; steamers Kinmount, Rosemount and Fisher, all grain laden, are discharging. The Fisher is from Duluth, and the other two vessels from Fort William; tug Glyde (Glide) from Prescott, light

The steamer Prince Rupert will probably leave Sault Ste. Marie for Port Arthur on Sunday, after temporary repairs.

The steamer City of Ottawa was due up from Montreal on Friday.



When the steamer Rapid Prince docked at Montreal on Sunday, a new record was achieved by the R. & O. Navigation company in connection with the navigating of the St. Lawrence river rapids. For the first time in the history of the navigation of the rapids the company's steamers have been successful in running all the rapids on their eastbound trips, from the commencement of the season on May 31st, until it closes on Sept. 28th, without a single break. This is an extraordinary feat to accomplish, when the number of contingencies that may arise to prevent its fulfilment is considered. A sudden storm may prevent the running of one of the rapids at the last moment, or fog may cause delay in making connections with the large lake steamers in time to shoot all the rapids while the light holds. For the success achieved the co-operation of every member of the crew was necessary and was at all times forthcoming. There was not one but was anxious for a record season, and, as week followed week, without untoward incident, the desire to establish a new record became more keen than ever.

The Rapids Queen finished her season without a break on Sept. 14th and on the 28th the Rapids Prince concluding her four months' season with a record equally good. Another record that was established consisted in the number who patronized these popular steamers. The news will surprise many that, during the summer season, the Rapids Queen and Rapids Prince landed at the Victoria pier, Montreal, approximately 3,000 people every week.

Gananoque, Oct. 3rd - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber finished discharging her cargo for the Taylor Coal and Lumber company and cleared light for Oswego for another cargo....

p.9 Record Unloading - Goderich, Oct. 3rd - What is acknowledged by marine captains as the best single leg record on the great lakes was made by the "Transit" elevator, yesterday, in unloading the steamer J.A. McKee.

The cargo consisted of 85,000 bushels of wheat and 45,000 bushels of oats, the equivalent of 120,000 bushels of wheat, and was taken out in eight and one quarter hours from commencement until the steamer left the dock, an average of 14,500 bushels of wheat per hour.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Oct 1913