The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1913

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Port Arthur, Oct. 7th - The Northern Navigation company face to face with the necessity of providing immediately greater accommodation for the upper lake traffic than even the new steamer Noronic, now under construction at Port Arthur, will be able to meet, has plans prepared for the lengthening of the steamer Huronic during the coming winter and will shortly call for tenders. The proposal is to put sixty feet addition to the Huronic, which, with her present length of 325 feet, will give her the same length as the Noronic, 385 feet. Additional staterooms will increase her passenger accommodation for 300 to about that of the Noronic, 500.

The Huronic, which was built in 1902, lacks a number of features of the new steamers, and as these have proved very popular, they will also be included in the plans for alterations.

The addition to the steamer's length will be made by cutting her amidships and building in a sixty foot section. That means it will have to be done at a drydock.



The steamer Toiler arrived from Montreal, and is discharging some damaged grain at Richardson's elevator.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Westmount passed up light, last night, on her way to Fort William to load grain; tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; tug Bartlett, from Port Dalhousie, with the barge Ungava, grain-laden, cleared light for Prescott, to bring up light barges; steamer Spaulding from Duluth loaded with 63,000 bushels of wheat, is due to arrive here in a couple of days to discharge.

The Wolfe Islander is in Davis' drydock undergoing repairs, and will be there for two or three days. There is much caulking to be done, and other general overhauling.

The schooner Bertie Caulkins was to have gone into the dock before the Wolfe Islander, but owing to some delay which she had, was unable to be there on time. The schooner Arthurs (sic) will immediately take the dock after the Wolfe Islander comes out.

The machine shop is now about ready to run at Davis' drydock, and the fitters were engaged putting up the shafting on Monday afternoon.

The steamer Alexandria passed down to Montreal on Monday night.

The steamer America made the usual Bay of Quinte trip on Tuesday.

The barge Kingston will follow the barge Augustus in the drydock.

p.8 Loses Leg in Canal Mishap - Cornwall, Oct. 7th - Harry Lambert, of the steamer Hinckley, got right leg caught in rope as the boat was being tied up at Lock No. 19 of Cornwall canal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1913