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

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p.2 The Storm at Cape Vincent - Yesterday's wind was badly felt at Cape Vincent, N.Y., the new breakwater, most of which is already built, affording little or no protection. The steamer New Island Wanderer found some difficulty in landing, but Capt. "Bob" Carnegie knows how to handle his craft. The steambarge Ringleader had to be towed into a place of safety. The Remington pounded against the dock, smashing some of her side-work. The steambarge Augustus rolled so heavily that she was scuttled; she can be pumped out, however, in a short time. A very heavy sea prevailed there all day.

A Breakwater That Didn't Break - Marine men say the breakwater being constructed at Cape Vincent, N.Y. will be of little, if any good. The work will soon be completed, but it will afford vessels small protection, no matter which way the wind is blowing. Yesterday the waves rolled unconcernedly over the breakwater and made matters very lively for the vessels tied up at the wharf or riding at anchor within the protecting wall.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fabiola cleared last night for Charlotte.

The steamer Persia, from Toronto, called at Craig's wharf this afternoon.

The S.S. Rosemount, from Chicago, with 68,000 bushels of corn, arrives at the M.T. company elevator tomorrow.

It is feared that John Gillam and son Howard, Bronte, are drowned. They went out in Lake Ontario to lift their nets.

A deck hand, Francis Leonard, Montreal, was drowned off the steamer Iona while crossing Lachine lake. When last seen Leonard was taking down the mast head lantern.

p.8 The steam barge Alberta had to be scuttled at Cape Vincent last night, on account of the heavy sea.

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