The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1900

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p.2 Lost Her Awning - yacht Wherenow on Rideau canal.

Incidents of the Day - A number of men employed at unloading and handling coal here are out of work, owing to boats being tied up at American ports unable to ship a cargo of coal because of the Pennsylvania strike.



The steamer Rideau Queen cleared this morning for Ottawa.

The steamer Chieftain, from Quebec, has arrived at Garden Island.

The tug Active cleared this morning for Montreal with two barges grain laden.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from lake ports, arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The schooner Acacia, from Charlotte, with coal, arrived this morning at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Burton arrived at Swift's wharf this morning with coal from Charlotte.

The steamer Calvin and consorts, arrived yesterday at Garden Island, with lumber from Little Current.

The steamer Aberdeen and consorts bound from Montreal to Charlotte, are at Garden Island waiting for the storm to go down.

The harbor presented a wild scene to-day. The steamer Pierrepont experienced difficulty in landing at the ferry wharf so heavy were the wind and waves.

Capt. Allen took command of the steamer Pierrepont to-day. Mr. Rothwell will act as purser, which position has been held during the season by Mr. Moffat, of Montreal.

Two of the Standard oil company barges, or oil tanks, are at Garden Island. They may possibly make one more trip this season down the lakes to Montreal. If the present trip succeeds in filling the tanks at the metropolis, no more trips will be made.

p.5 Fell From the Mast - Ogdensburg, Sept. 20th - Samuel Blake, a sailor employed on the Rutland transportation company's steamer W.A. Haskell, while engaged in painting the top of the foremast yesterday, suffered from a fainting spell and fell to the deck, a distance of about forty-five feet. He remained unconscious for some time and it was thought that his injuries would prove fatal. His home is in Cape Vincent.

Dredge Ontario Here - The dredge Ontario has arrived here as promised recently by the minister of marine. It will dredge around the foot of Wolfe Island so as to make the Canadian channel at that place deep enough for large vessels to pass down from the lakes. The dredge will, later on, do work in Kingston harbor.

The tug Thomson left last night with three light barges for Charlotte, but had to run back to Kingston this morning on account of the fierce storm on the lake.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner McDonald, from Charlotte, has arrived with coal for S. Anglin & Co.

The steamer New Island Wanderer went around the foot of Wolfe Island on the Cape Vincent trip this afternoon. Even down the river the waves were rolling high.

p.6 The Boat Foundered - The Canal Boat Stetson foundered in Lake Ontario last week during a heavy storm. It had been purchased by Capt. Ira B. Folger, and was being towed by the steam barge King Ben from Oswego to Kingston to be used as a lighter. Capt. Folger states that he held on to the boat as long as possible, but had to let go. The crew was taken off safely.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1900