The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Sep 1900

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p.2 Last of the Yacht Races - details of race; Tezpi won the trophy. (1/2 column)

p.4 Captain's Wife Drowned - Port Burwell, Ont., Sept. 17th - During Saturday night's gale the schooner Lulu Beatrice, in trying to enter the harbor, struck the west pier and immediately sank. The captain, Peter Haggblow, was rescued from the water by throwing a line to him from the pier. His wife was on a portion of the cabin with him, but was drowned before help arrived. The body was recovered. Charles Haggblow remained in the rigging all night, and was taken off in a boat shortly after daylight. The schooner will probably be a total loss. She was loaded with coal for the railway here.


The storm yesterday delayed a number of vessels on their way to Kingston.

The tugs Thomson and Active cleared on Sunday for Montreal with seven laden barges.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts, from Fort William, are expected at the M.T. company elevator tomorrow.

The schooners Maggie L. and Madcap, from bay ports, discharged grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Rideau Queen cleared this morning for Ottawa with a large number aboard, bound for the Ottawa exhibition.

At Craig's wharf on Sunday: Steamers Persia, from Montreal; Ocean, from Toronto; Melbourne, from Toledo; Argyle, from Toronto.

The steamers North King and Argyle did not have large crowds on their last trip down the river yesterday. The thunder storm kept the people home.

The houseboats Comfort and Skip, from Alexandria Bay, with parties aboard, were at Swift's wharf this morning. They proceeded up the Rideau.

Turned Hose On Fighters - steamer Unique returning excursionists to Clayton, fight started at dock, fire hose turned on combatants to stop fight. [Watertown Times]


Marine Notes.

The steamer Empire State entered the government dry dock today for repairs.

The steamer New Island Wanderer made a special and official trip to Clayton yesterday.

The steamers Ramona and St. Lawrence arrived today from down the river. They will go into winter quarters.

The steambarge John Milne, Smith's Falls to Oswego, light, arrived at Crawford's wharf this morning.

Capt. Miller, of the steamer New Island Wanderer, is spending a few holidays on Howe Island, and Capt. Allen is taking his place.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Sep 1900