The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1913

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p.2 To Release The Ceylon - On Thursday afternoon the Donnelly Wrecking company's fleet left for the scene of the wreck of the barge Ceylon, near Long Point. It had been expected that she would have been released at an earlier date, but the trip was postponed on account of the high wind which has been blowing for some days.


Citizens who have had occasion to visit Cataraqui bridge within the past few weeks have been very much surprised to note the great change which has taken place.

On crossing the temporary structure one sees two dredges at work digging a twenty-foot channel. Farther over towards the Barriefield shore, the Fallon Bros. have their third dredge at work dredging parts between the old and the new bridges. At the rear of the third dredge men are busily engaged raising two of the mud scows which were sunk during the storm at the early part of the week.

The engine, which has been engaged to draw the cars loaded with stone, which is being taken from the cut being made through the Barriefield heights, is doing excellent work. As fast as stone is taken from the cut it is loaded in cars and drawn down the roadway to be used for filling in purposes. A stone crushing apparatus has been arranged at the rear of the lighthouse and is crushing a great quantity of stone.

For some days the mechanics engaged by the company have been engaged putting the steam shovel in shape. When it arrived it was found necessary to take it to pieces so as to move it over on the scow to the Barriefield shore.



The schooner Oliver Mowat arrived at the elevator of the Montreal Transportation company on Wednesday night with a cargo of barley, after being on the way from Frenchman's Bay since October 14th. This was one of the longest trips the captain, James Smith, of Belleville, ever experienced. The weather man was to blame. Owing to the very heavy gales the trip had to be made by easy stages.

The steambarge Jeska cleared for Oswego.

The sloop Ariadnea cleared for Rideau canal ports, loaded with a general cargo.

The steamer Missisquoi was in port from Gananoque today. She will make her last trip of the season on Saturday. The vessel has had a most successful season.

The steamer John Rolph was in port, and cleared for the Welland canal, with the barge Sophia Minch.

The schooner Ford River will clear tonight for Charlotte.

The steamers Ames and Natironco passed down, and the steamer McKinstrey (McKinstry ?) passed up.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett from Port Dalhousie, after delivering dredge and scows at Port Weller, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamer Acadian will arrive tonight from Fort William with grain.

Several carloads of feldspar arrived over the C.P.R. from the mines on Thursday morning for shipping to Charlotte.

The steamer Simla is due to pass up on Thursday light, from Montreal for Fort William, where she will load grain.

Died In Cleveland - Robert Cousins, University Avenue, received a telegram conveying the sad news of the death of his sister, Mrs. (Capt.) Joseph Saunders, at Cleveland. Before her marriage, deceased was a resident of Amherst Island. She is survived by her husband and a grown up family. Capt. Saunders sailed the lakes for a great many years.



Chicago, Oct. 30th - Charges that the Lafollette Seamen's bill would make it impossible to handle passenger traffic on lake steamships were made yesterday at a meeting of the Lake Michigan steamboat lines. The steamship men contended that it would be impossible to comply with the provisions of the bill demanding lifeboat provisions for every passenger and member of the crew. The provision that each lifeboat must be manned by two able seamen would result in an expense that would confiscatory, they said. On steamships like the larger excursion boats, nearly two hundred lifeboats would be necessary, according to the law. This would entail four hundred able seamen to the exclusion of most of the passengers.

A meeting of the Association of Lake Passenger Steamship Lines will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, to adopt a plan for fighting the La Follette bill.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1913