The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1897

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p.1 Contradict It - at Toronto the reported R. & O. stock deal is denied by Sir Frank Smith, John Foy and others.

A Vessel Hard Aground - Point Edward, Ont., Nov. 3rd - The steamer Kersage ran hard aground on the bar in the river just below here this morning. Three tugs are at work trying to haul her off.



The sloop Madcap is lying at Richardson's wharf with a cargo of rye.

The schooner Kate unloaded 6,000 bushels of rye at Richardson's elevator this morning.

Brockville wants to be made the transferring point of the mail line service. A word in season, etc.

The sloop Pilot ran aground near the Wolfe Island ferry last night. She was released by the steamer Paul Smith.

The schooner Ispheming, from Toledo to Kingston with corn, was the only vessel in the Welland canal downwards yesterday.

The tug Walker arrived from Montreal light last evening, and left for Oswego this morning with two barges to load coal.

The steamer Hero continued her regular trips up the Bay of Quinte yesterday. The storm did not affect the staunch little steamer.

T. McAuley will build a pleasure steam-yacht this winter. An improved engine and boiler of American construction will be placed in her.

The steamer Hamilton was forced to remain at Iroquois over night owing to the heavy winds and low water. She will reach the city this evening.


A Steamer Aground.

This morning the steamer Reindeer, in trying to reach the ferry wharf, went ashore on the reef north of shoal tower. She remained hard and fast until released by the steamer Princess Louise. No injury was occasioned.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1897