The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1913

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Young Men Stormbound at the Ducks


For Them To Start Back in Motor Boat

three men left in thirty foot gasoline launch on Sunday morning for trip to Main Ducks; did not return on Sunday night or Monday; Arthur T. Thompson is the government resident engineer at Prescott, wanted to check on progress of construction of the new lighthouse building on Main Ducks; Monday was stormy - Capt. Esford of the steamer Scout was reluctant to go out; the steamer Cornwall, of the Calvin company, Capt. J.W. Phelix and Capt. Malone, which had returned from the sunken barge Cornwall in the Cornwall canal, went up on Tuesday and took them off. (2/3 column)



Kingstonian Saved Tug Dauntless From Total Loss

James McKendry, of Kingston, helped to fight the fire on the tug Dauntless, owned by H. Stanton, H. Moore and William Guy, of Port Stanley, when it caught fire a few days ago, while lying at her dock at Port Bruce. Mr. McKendry is employed as a craneman on a dredge, and was the first to notice the fire. He very promptly directed the crew of the dredge to connect the hose, and took charge of the work. He jumped on board the burning tug, and with the assistance of the members of the crew, extinguished the fire, but the tug was very badly gutted. His quick action alone saved the tug from being a total wreck.

The steamer Belleville passed west on Tuesday night.

The steamer Dundurn was westbound on Wednesday.

The steamer Jacques loaded canned goods at Swift's on Tuesday, and cleared for Fort William.

The steamer Prince Rupert was due on Wednesday, from Fort William, with grain for Montreal. After discharging there the Prince Rupert will pass on to Sydney, N.S., and load steel rails for Port Arthur.

The schooner Abbie L. Andrews cleared for Charlotte.

The schooner St. Louis arrived at Sowards, from Oswego, with coal, and will be laid up for the winter.

The tug Shanley cleared for Emerald.

The steambarge Navajo arrived in port, light, from Prescott.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Thomson from Montreal, three light barges; steamer Fairmount cleared for Fort William; steamer Gordon, grain-laden, from Fort William, is due to arrive on Friday.

p.6 Canada's New Terminal Elevator - picture at Port Arthur.

p.7 Broke Back of Dredge - Ottawa, Nov. 5th - While the government denies the previous report of the loss of the quarter million dollar dredge Port Nelson, it is believed to be now confirmed. The dredge was hauled out at high tide and when the tide fell it was found that it had been placed directly on a big rock. The result was that the weight of the machinery and the hull broke the back of the dredge. The disaster will be a serious setback to the work of making Port Nelson a place where shipping can be handled.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1913