The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1897

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p.2 Yacht Club's Annual Ball - (2/3 column)


Owing to a heavy sea running yesterday the wreckers at the S.S Rosedale were unable to successfully prosecute their work. The sea was strong enough to make it almost impossible to keep a footing on the schooner Grantham. Under these conditions pumping was out of the question. The five pumps were all connected, and everything is in readiness to continue work as soon as the weather permits. The schooner Grantham was brought into port last evening by the steamer New Island Wanderer for an extra supply of coal, and to take out another large pump to have at hand if required. From those on board it was learned that diver M. Murphy made an examination of the steamer's hull and found a hole in her bow three feet long. Her bottom is also broken, but to what extent will not be seen until the grain is all pumped out. The Grantham was taken out again this morning with twenty-five tons of coal. Fires are going under the steamer's boilers.

The schooner Grantham, in tow of the New Island Wanderer, left for the S.S. Rosedale this morning. Yesterday's visit was the last to be made to the city until the wreckers bring in the Rosedale or abandon her, unless some unlooked for circumstance crops up to force another visit. When swinging alongside of Folger's wharf last night, her bow sprit ran foul of a barge lying at the dock, snapping off the end.

Marine Paragraphs - Messrs. Cossitt and Wilkinson, of Brockville, are in the city to interview parties in regard to the construction of a steamboat.

The Calvin company will this winter finish the new steambarge, which at present occupies the stocks at the island shipyard. The new steamer is larger than the Bothnia and will be launched next spring in time for the season's business.

Incidents of the Day - Yesterday diver M. Murphy, engaged at the steamer Rosedale, injured his back while at work. The strain necessitated his coming into the city, and it is likely he will have to take a few days' vacation from work.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1897