The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1900

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p.1 Capt. Noonan Injured - of steamer Rideau Queen, struck by rope when leaving dock



The steamer Unique made her last trip to Kingston yesterday.

Shipbuilding will be very active in Kingston during the coming winter.

The steamer Argyle, from Charlotte, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The tug British Lion and barge, with wood from canal ports, are at Crawford's wharf.

On Saturday all the White Squadron steamers on river will cease running for the season. All of them will be laid up here.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts cleared last night for Chicago, after being thoroughly repaired in the government drydock.

The steamer Rideau Queen did not reach Kingston until one o'clock this morning. She was delayed up the canal by the fierce gale.

Capt. Allen will take charge of the steamer Pierrepont next week, having finished a most successful season on the steamer Empire State.

At Swift's wharf: Steamers Corsican, from Toronto; Spartan, from Montreal. The steamer Rideau Queen cleared this morning for Ottawa.

The tug Thomson arrived to-day with three coal laden barges from Charlotte, and cleared for Montreal with the same tow and one grain laden barge.

The steamer Haskell, Ogdensburg to Chicago, remained in Kingston harbor yesterday until the gale abated. She proceeded on her trip this morning.

The steamer Empire State arrived back from Alexandria Bay early this morning, and will be stripped of her summer regalia. Her season has ended.

George Fleming, engineer on the steamer Rideau Queen, was too ill this morning to proceed with his work on the steamer. A substitute was secured for the trip.

At Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Maggie L., Monitor, and Idlewild, from bay ports. The schooner Laura D. cleared from the elevator with wheat for Belleville.

The tug Maggie May had no trouble in pulling the schooner Macdonald off the beach opposite the military college cottages yesterday afternoon. The schooner was not hard on, and suffered no damage.

The barge Frontenac, loaded with wheat for Montreal, struck a leak near the head of Galop rapids, and was brought back to Ogdensburg with the cargo badly damaged.

The schooner Albercore (sic - Albacore ) was driven ashore east of Oswego on Wednesday morning. The crew were rescued by the life savers. The schooner T.R. Merritt, of Hamilton, is ashore on Nine Mile Point. Capt. W.A. Corson and crew got ashore before the life crew arrived.

The marine survey at the foot of Wolfe Island has not yet been completed. When the survey report is ready the minister of marine will send the dredge Ontario here to deepen the channel at that place, so that deep draught vessels may pass down the Canadian channel.

Schooner Dunn in the Gale - The schooner S.H. Dunn (Capt. Dix) suffered greatly in yesterday's gale. She left on Monday for Toledo, and had a fair wind until 6 miles from Port Dalhousie when the wind came ahead and the gale struck the schooner, blowing away the jib, jibboom and mainsail. The Dunn ran back and arrived in the harbor early this morning. The distance was covered in 17 hours, under bare poles. Repairs to the schooner's canvas are now being made.

p.5 Mistrusted the Gunboat - a passenger who boarded the Pierrepont at Brakey's Bay, took train to Kingston.

p.6 Vessel Safe - Detroit, Sept. 13th - A bulletin to the Journal from St. Joseph, Mich., says that the steamer Lawrence, which had been given up for lost, had been sighted laboring toward this port in an awful sea.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Morley stranded at Amherstburg on Wednesday.

The yacht club racing committee has decided to sail the third race of the series on Saturday afternoon. The second race was allowed, as the protest was dropped. This race resulted: 1 - Cock Robin (S. Calvin); 2 - Tezpi (J. Conway); 3 - Norma (F. Strange); 4 - Harmony (H. Cunningham).

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1900