The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1913

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p.2 Donnelly Company's Work - The barge Ceylon remains ashore on Lake Ontario, this side of Long Point. The outfit of the Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking co. remains in readiness to go up as soon as the sea abates.

The Donnelly company has successfully pumped out the schooner Egan, which sank in Picton harbor this summer.



The dominion government steamer Scout is likely operating its last season on the upper St. Lawrence and this end of Lake Ontario. It is expected that the new steel steamer which is to replace her will be ready for commission next season. The Polson Iron Works, of Toronto, was recently awarded the contract to build the substitute, which will be one of the most modern vessels of that class.

The Scout is getting to be an old vessel, and is reported to be of little use in a heavy sea. She is often storm bound here. This steamer, which is well known in this district, partly because of the fatal blow up of a buoy on board her in April, 1905, is engaged in the ligthhouse and buoy service in the district on the river and Bay of Quinte, from Coteau to Trenton. She was raised by the Donnelly company along side of the dry dock wharf after the blow-up and destruction by fire, and was rebuilt at the Davis dry dock. The Scout will probably be utilized in some other district. Capt. Esford, who was for a long time with the Richelieu company, is her master.



The steamer Packer arrived at the locomotive works with coal from Cleveland.

The steamer Glen Mavis passed down and the steamer Hamilton passed up.

The schooner Merrill, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Anglin's wharf.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Emerson from Montreal, four light barges; steamer Gordon from Fort William, discharging a full cargo of barley.

The tug Mabel McDonald cleared from the Davis drydock on Wednesday evening, after repairs had been made to her rudder and shoe. The boat is owned by the Randolph McDonald company, contractors of Toronto. At present they have a contract of dredging and laying new piers in the Toronto harbor.

The steambarge Navajo, owned by James Richardson & Sons, went into the Davis dry dock on Wednesday, and will have repairs made to the stern post and planking. A new propeller wheel will be added. The boat will leave the dock on Saturday night. After she leaves, the steamer New Island Wanderer will enter on Monday morning, and have repairs made on its stern bearing.

The steambarge Aberdeen coaled at Swift's on Friday, due from South Bay with apples for Montreal.

The steamer India, of the Calvin fleet, was due down on Friday with coal from Ashtabula for Montreal. She will be in the coal trade from Lake Erie to the Canadian metropolis for the remainder of the season. During the season the India has been engaged in the transfer of silica rock from Welland to Georgian Bay.

p.7 Incidents of the Day - The barge Windsor, owned by the Montreal Transportation company, was badly smashed in the Cornwall canal on Friday morning, when the steamer Querida broke through one of the gates and dashed into the barge, leaving a hole about six feet long.



Sarnia, Nov. 7th - The Board of Trade at Port Arthur and many of the firms in the city are making strenuous objections to the steps being taken to bring the new big steamer to Sarnia to be completed. The Port Arthur people point out that the shipbuilding company received a bonus from the city and that one of the inducements was the employment that would be offered to the citizens, supplies that would be bought, etc. They claim that the removal of the boat means that nearly two hundred men will be employed in Sarnia all winter that otherwise would be employed in Port Arthur with a corresponding loss to the business revenue of the town. The boat, however, will be brought down before Dec. 1st. Says It Means Loss of Revenue -

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1913