The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1900

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

The sloop Minnie from bay ports unloaded wheat at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The tug Thomson arrived this morning from Charlotte with two barges of coal for the M.T. company, and cleared for Oswego with two light barges.

The steamer America left at half past seven o'clock this morning for Gananoque to take an excursion to Ogdensburg. Twenty-five people from Kingston were aboard.

Safe In Port.

On June 7th the S.S. Scottish King, stranded on the rocks near Seal Cove on September 30, 1898, was triumphantly towed into the harbor by the tug Petrel. This is an unprecedented feat in the history of wrecks on our coast. The tug with the derelict in tow left Fermeuse last night and as they steamed out of the harbor guns fired, tar barrels made a fine bonfire and flags were displayed everywhere. Both vessels had a nice run down the shore. Mr. Hansen, of the Petrel, had charge of the Scottish King. Mr. Turnbull looked after the pumps. A crew of twenty-five men from Fermeuse are on board and worked the ship down. Before leaving No's 1, 2 and 3 engine rooms were pumped dry, and No. 4 aft was raised by means of compressed air. Mr. Lesslie, manager of the Collins Bay rafting and forwarding company, Kingston, Ontario, is proud of his achievement, and with him is Captain Bernier as nautical adviser. The ship, now lying at the dock pier, has been visited by hundreds. As she was brought into port the shrill whistles of all the ships sounded and the Bernica hoisted the signal "Welcome." The whole company must rejoice at this splendid event and there is a prospect of much labor being given. The ship will be docked and surveyed. [St. John's, Nfld. Evening Herald]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1900