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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1900

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Oswego, N.Y., Dec. 3rd - N.D. Allen and T.C. Gable, of the North-western wrecking company, visited the schooner F.L. Wells, which went on the shore at Four Mile point during a gale about three weeks ago and gave the boat a thorough inspection. It was found that she cannot be removed from her present position and will be left to pound to pieces on the beach. The schooner A.M. Peterson will stay here for the winter. It was impossible to get any of the marine insurance companies to issue a policy on her for the return trip to Chicago.

Schooner Hiawatha Released - Ogdensburg, N.Y., Dec. 3rd - The schooner Hiawatha, ashore near Clayton, was released Saturday, by tug. After her hull is patched up she will be brought here to go into dry dock.

p.3 News of the District - The steamer Alexandria will be thoroughly overhauled at Picton during the winter.



The steamer Johnston loaded withes at Howe Island to-day.

At Craig's wharf: Steamer Aberdeen and steambarge Waterlily, from Montreal.

The schooner Flora Carveth, from Oakville, is at Davis' dry dock for the winter. In March she will be overhauled.

The S.S. Bannockburn, from Fort William, on her last trip of the season, is expected at the M.T. company's elevator to-morrow.

Richardsons' elevator: Schooner Burton arrived from bay ports with barley; schooner Maggie L. cleared for Prescott with barley.

The steamer Glengarry and tug Thomson arrived at the M.T. company's elevator on Sunday, with nine light barges from Montreal.

The tug Dunbar, of Cornwall, has arrived at Davis' dry dock. Its machinery will be taken out, to be placed in the new tug being built for Mr. Prendergast. The Dunbar will be used at Cornwall for a pier.

The burned steamer Persia has been pumped out. The owners have not yet decided upon where the damage done will be repaired. Her hull is entirely sound and she is not leaking a drop, but the whole upper portion of the steamer is badly gutted. It will take all the insurance to fit her up for service again.

The Wreckers Are Home - The Donnelly wrecking company's tug Donnelly and wrecking crew, in charge of John Donnelly, returned last evening after an eventful trip up the lake, being absent eleven days. The wreckers were first employed on the sunken steambarge Jennie, sunk off Piers, at the entrance to Frenchman's Bay. She was laden with $9,000 worth of iron, and of this amount $2,000 worth was saved; divers are still employed in bringing to the surface the balance. The Jennie is fast breaking up and will be a total loss. The Donnelly next proceeded to Port Credit to the wreck of the schooner Augusta, laden with 675 tons of coal. From her 175 tons were removed, and a contract let to Capt. McSherry to take out the balance. The Augusta is thought also to be a total loss. While at Toronto the Donnelly company pumped out the burned steamer Persia, the upper works of which are all gone, but the hull seems to be intact. The machinery is also badly damaged.

p.5 May Save The Iron - Luther Donnelly and diver William Newman, with a diving outfit, left last night for the wrecked steamer Jennie to attempt to save the iron in the steamer's hold. John Donnelly will go up tomorrow.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont was turned into a timber vessel this afternoon. She carried a big load of cedar posts to Wolfe Island.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Dec 1900