The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1913

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The houseboat Winona and the steambarge John Randall will undergo repairs at the Davis dry dock.

Had To Seek Shelter.

The Fallon construction outfit had to seek shelter during the wind blow on Tuesday afternoon. Two dredges, scows and tugs working midway in the harbor on the south side of the old bridge, clustered behind the Montreal Transportation company's elevator.

There was danger of another dredge which was lying near the Barriefield shore, between the old and temporary bridges, being forced against the latter, with the possibility of breaking through. The dredge is undergoing repairs, and cables were suspended to it from the old bridge, which is now pretty well stripped. This was to guard against the possibility of it being forced away by the gale from the south-west. Two dump scows of the contractors, which sank about a week ago, are being pumped out. A steam shovel has also arrived.



On Wednesday the steamer John Duncan was towed by the tug Frontenac to Swift's wharf, where her cargo of coal was unloaded, up near the dry dock. She will follow the steamer Bickerdike into the dock for repairs.

The Donnelly wrecking outfit has been in readiness since Tuesday to proceed to Long Point, where barge Ceylon is ashore. On account of the weather, the steamer and outfit had not left on Wednesday morning at nine o'clock.

Owing to the storm on the lake Tuesday afternoon, the steamer America lost one of her Bay of Quinte trips. She laid here all night, and left at eight o'clock on Wednesday morning for Bath and return. The America cleared for Picton again at four o'clock in the afternoon.

The steamer Belleville passed up on Tuesday night.

The rough weather of the past week or so has been causing much delay to vessels, particularly among the smaller craft. The schooner Oliver Mowat cleared from Frenchman's Bay, this side of Toronto, on Oct. 14th, with a cargo of grain for the elevator of the Montreal Transportation company, but has not yet reached Kingston. The schooner was reported to have reached Belleville on Tuesday. The weather has been so bad that it has been impossible to make much progress.

The tug Shanley arrived from Gananoque on Wednesday, with five scows loaded with sand, to be distributed at the penitentiary wharf, Soward's wharf and Fallon Bros. and Michael Sullivan, contractors.

The sloop Maggie L. loaded a cargo of oats at Richardson's elevator, to be discharged at Rockwood hospital.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Advance passed up on Tuesday night, on her way to Port Colborne, to load grain for Montreal; steamer Acadian, grain-laden, reported wind bound on Lake Erie yesterday, will arrive on Thursday; tug Thomas from Montreal, three light barges.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1913