The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1913

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p.1 Abandoned Miles of Nets - in Lake Huron because of severe storms.

New Canal Entrance At Cornwall - The long pier on the north side of the eastern entrance to the Cornwall canal, which has been under construction for the past eighteen months, is now practically completed, and is sure to prove a great convenience to navigation.



The steamer Alexandria passed down on her way to Montreal on Tuesday morning.

The steamer Saskatoon passed up from Montreal, on the way to Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

The sloop Ariadne arrived from Rideau canal ports with a cargo of wood for Robert Crawford.

The gasoline launch Shibley cleared for Bath with a general cargo.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Fairmount from Fort William, discharging 69,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Stormount passed up loaded with rails from Sydney, on the way to Fort William; tug Bartlett cleared with the barge Burmah to load grain at Port Colborne; the steamer Gordon is on the way from Fort William, grain-laden, and will discharge in a few days, a cargo of 93,0000 bushels of barley.

The steamer Saginaw returned to the city on Monday towing the lighterer Eleanor with some of the grain taken from the barge Ceylon, aground this side of Long Point. The Ceylon has not been released. The Donnelly wrecking outfit will return when the weather moderates. The grain in the Eleanor is being discharged at Richardson's Elevator.

p.8 Purchased A Building - James Richardson & Sons, Limited, have purchased a stone building at the corner of King and William streets, at present occupied by Regiopolis College, for their headquarters; originally put up by Commercial Bank, later taken over by the Merchants' Bank of Canada.



Navigation Closes This Month On Ontario

Oswego, Nov. 4th - The season of navigation on Lake Ontario closes this month. Harbor lights will be discontinued and insurance on boats and cargoes become ineffective.

The coal trade at this port has been active all summer and, according to shippers, the total tonnage will exceed that of former years. A vast amount of coal has been shipped from the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad company's trestle.

When the season opened the company chartered the Wolvin fleet, which consists of nine of the largest barges sailing on the lower lakes. The coal was shipped to Chicago, Milwaukee and other western ports.

It may be necessary for the railroad company to charter extra boats this month to deliver all the coal contracted for.

There has also been a large amount of coal shipped from the Lackawanna trestle, the largest part of which has been carried in schooners. All of the Lackawanna coal went to Canadian and St. Lawrence river ports.

The pulp wood receipts at this port have been exceedingly heavy. The cargo carried by the Thyra Meinev, which reached here three days ago, will probably be the last of the season. Practically all of the pulpwood has been shipped from the Island of Anticosti, in the St. Lawrence, and transported on tramp steamers of English and German design.

The cost of handling the pulpwood has increased, owing to the fact that the Oswego canal has been closed to navigation between this city and Fulton.

Shippers and consumers hope the barge canal will be far enough advanced by next year to permit the opening of the waterway to navigation.

p.11 Barge Towed In - Cobourg, Nov. 3rd - One of the most clever steamboat handlings was done here when Capt. Cousins, of the steamer Rolph, belonging to the Point Anne Quarries, brought the steamer right into Cobourg harbor with the (line unreadable) of his rudder, which was broken out in the lake. It was very difficult to bring in both the boats as there was a strong gale blowing from the west, but he did so and had them tied to the dock without further damage.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1913