The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1899

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p.1 Disabled In the Cedar Rapids - The S.S. Mae which was aground opposite Folger's wharf last Saturday morning struck a shoal in the Cedar rapids, above and below Coteau Island, yesterday afternoon while proceeding down in tow of the Chieftain. In striking, the steering gear of the vessel was carried away. The steamship is now at anchor in the rapids abreast of Coteau Du Lac. An attempt will be made to run her tomorrow.



The schooners Acacia and Wells cleared for Oswego.

The tug Hall cleared with four grain laden barges for Montreal.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts cleared this afternoon for Duluth.

The tug Active arrived from Oswego with two barges laden with coal for the M.T. company.

The tug Thomson arrived with four light barges from Montreal, and cleared with four, grain laden.

Knapp's roller boat arrived at Prescott last evening at six o'clock. The wharves were crowded with citizens anxious to get a look at the famous boat.

The Dredge at Wolfe Island - The government dredge Queen arrived at Wolfe Island on Saturday and at the beginning of the week commenced dredging operations near the ferry wharf. Vessels have often grounded in the harbor, and it is intended to deepen it to at least eight feet. The improvement has been required for a long time.

p.6 To Enter a Suit - son died by falling in government drydock while walking plank from dock combing to the rail of the barge Melrose; no light or rope guide.

Incidents of the Day - The fine imposed on the Canadian steam ferry Comfort at Marine City for violating the coastwise laws has been reduced from $3,200 to $35 and was paid. Deputy collector Beattie received instructions to release the steamer and she has started again on her regular run.

The steamer Alberta, Dexter, N.Y., loaded pulpwood today and cleared again for the above named port.

The steamer Argyle called at Craig's wharf this morning on her way to Oswego.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1899