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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Dec 1899

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Coaster from Clayton arrived at Crawford's wharf this morning on her way across the lake.

The tug Maggie May and sloop Dandy have gone into winter quarters in the Princess Street slip.

The steamer Cyclone, chartered by Capt. Newman, Cape Vincent, as an excursion steamer during the past summer, dragged her anchor off Carleton Island on Friday night, filled with water in the gale and sank. The Donnelly wrecking company sent steam pumps to raise the steamer.

p.4 Steamer Elfinmere In Drydock - The steamer Elfinmere, which ran on a shoal near Oswego a few days ago, arrived at this port on Saturday afternoon and entered the government dry dock for repairs which will occupy about two weeks' time. The owner of the steamer, C. Wheeler, Bay City, Mich., is in the city superintending the work. An insurance underwriter is also here to estimate the damage. When the repairs are completed the steamer will go into winter quarters here.

Dec. 19, 1899


A Vessel's Damages.

Parry Sound, Dec. 19th - The steamer Arthur Orr, from Chicago, which was reported on the rocks near Cove Island, arrived at Depot harbor yesterday in tow of two wrecking tugs in a disabled condition. During the gale the vessel's rudder got loose and broke the flanges off her wheel, and it was with great difficulty that she was saved. The hull of the vessel is not much injured and the cargo is all right. The after cabin, with kitchen, was swept away, and considerable damage was done to the upper works.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Dec 1899