The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1913

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The schooner Arthurs cleared for Picton to go on the dry dock.

The sloop Ariadne is in port from the Rideau canal with wood for R. Crawford.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque today.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego on Thursday morning.

The steamer Majestic passed up Thursday morning, and the steamer Dundurn passed down.

The schooner Ford River is loading feldspar at Richardson's wharf.

The barge Gladys H., from Montreal, is unloading damaged grain at Richardson's elevator.

The steamer Sowards, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Soward's wharf.

Tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges.

Tug Bartlett arrived at Port Dalhousie, on Thursday morning, from Kingston, with the dredge Brussels and scows. The dredge will work at Port Weller at the entrance to the Welland canal.

p.6 A Grand Old Man - Robert Vair of Glenburnie, 92 years old, served on sailboats and steamers; "...He was engineer on the steamer City of Hamilton, running between Toronto and Hamilton, in 1851. In 1859 he was on the veteran steamer Pierrepont and also sailed on several of the "old timers." He served on the steamer Watertown during the Fenian raid, and received a land grant for service..."

Gananoque, Oct. 9th - ...The coal schooner Britton finished unloading her cargo of soft coal at the sheds of the Steel Company of Canada, yesterday afternoon, and pulled out of Gananoque river and cleared light for Oswego, for another cargo....The steamer Alexandria was in port on Monday evening, with a considerable amount of freight for the eastern trade. The schooner Horace Taber arrived in port, Monday, with another cargo of chestnut coal for the Taylor Coal and Lumber company. The Gananoque-Clayton ferry launch Yennek made a special trip to Clayton, N.Y., yesterday morning, to connect with the R.W. & O. special excursion train for New York city.

p.8 Str. Duncan In Port - The steamer John Duncan, laden with coal from Erie for Montreal, which sprang a leak on Lake Ontario on Tuesday night, and was beached in South Bay, was brought to the city on Wednesday night. She will be docked here for repairs. The Duncan sprang a leak in the lake. Her master was very fortunate in getting her into the bay and on to the beach before she sank. The steamer Saginaw, of the Donnelly company, went to the assistance of the coal carrier, and, after pumping her out, brought the Duncan here.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1913