The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1899

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p.1 The steamer Pierrepont ran on a shoal near Marysville this morning shortly after nine o'clock. She was released in fifteen minutes. The water is getting low.

p.2 Laid To Rest - The remains of the late William Power were laid to rest yesterday morning in Cote de Neiges cemetary, Montreal, in the family plot. Mrs. Power and son Edward were present at the last obsequies.



The tug Active left for Montreal this afternoon with five grain laden barges.

The steamyacht Sport of Alexandria Bay returned this morning from a trip to Ottawa, via the Rideau.

The sloop Ballou, from Oswego, unloaded coal at Wolfe Island yesterday and cleared again for Oswego.

The S.S. McVittie from Chicago arrived yesterday afternoon with 65,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. Co. and Richardson Bros.

The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company of this city has succeeded in raising the steamer Lloyd S. Porter, sunk in Croix Bay, Que. last fall in a collision with the steamer Turret Age. The Porter was in 47 feet of water.

"It is the thirteenth trip," sorrowfully remarked the steward of the steamer Algerian, as that vessel neared Port Hope on Wednesday. First of all the stewardess was sick, next the purser was put ashore at Kingston severely ill, and then while passing through the Murray Canal Danny Landrie, one of the crew, and a relative of the captains, met with a very painful accident.


Marine Notes.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto from Prescott this afternoon; steamers Hamilton from Montreal and Algerian from Hamilton.

The schooner Fabiola cleared yesterday for Deseronto to load ties for Charlotte.

Hon. Peter McLaren's yacht, Geraldine, left this afternoon for Perth.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne, from Montreal; sloop Idlewild from Picton.

To Raise A Large Steamship.

William Lesslie, of the Collins Bay rafting company, has been given the contract of raising the S.S. Scottish King sunk near St. John's, Nfld, last December. Next week Mr. Lesslie leaves with his tugs and wrecking apparatus for St. John's, and work will be commenced immediately. Mr. Lesslie's success in raising the S.S. Gallia, near Montreal several months ago, has given him a high reputation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1899