The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1901

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - Some old gunboats in the River Thames are to be raised by an historical society. Kingston historical society might resurrect some old relics from St. Lawrence waters.



The steamer Chieftain is in the government drydock.

The barge Beauport is on the ways at the Portsmouth shipyard.

The tug Nellie Reid with two barges left today for Big Sodus to load coal.

The schooner Laura D. is loading coal cinders at the locomotive wharf for Prescott.

The schooner Falconer loaded lumber at the spile wharf today, and cleared for Oswego.

Kingston Vessels Damaged.

Lake Ontario was storm swept on Saturday and Sunday and several Kingston vessels fared badly. The schooner Two Brothers, owned by Capt. Patterson, was dashed against the inner pier of Oswego harbor on Saturday afternoon, and was greatly damaged. The crew narrowly escaped the falling masts and the crashing of timbers.

The schooner Macdonald, with lumber and coal, from Kingston, for Henry Matthews, of Charlotte, made port Saturday morning with her deck cargo gone and her life boats carried away. The steamers India and Ceylon from Kingston, reached Charlotte with the greatest difficulty. The life savers were on guard for several hours, making preparations to give assistance to the vessels off shore. The Macdonald lost her life boat and deck cargo just outside the piers. The life-saving crew picked up the boat after the schooner had made port.

The steamer Hecla was in danger for some time, and lost her consorts, which were at the mercy of the tremendous sea running. Later all were reported safe.

The schooner Suffel, Port Hope, had a rough experience in trying to make that harbor on Saturday evening, being forced to drop anchor some distance out. The anchor began to drag and the vessel was in great danger of being driven against the west pier. The life-boat crew went to the rescue and after six hours work succeeded in docking the Suffel, which had a heavy cargo of barley from Hamilton to Kingston. During the gale the Suffel lost her mainsail and a jib.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The sloop Minnie, from Wolfe Island, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this afternoon.

The steamers Empire State and Ramona will receive repairs in the government dry dock this week.

The steamer America will go on the Cape Vincent route while the steamer New Island Wanderer is being painted.

Capt. Donnelly has returned from Detroit, where he was engaged in inspecting vessels for the Inland Lloyds.

Capt. George Mackie, St. Catharines, arrived in the city this morning to take charge of the steamer Orion, of the Collins Bay rafting company.

All the barges of the Canada Atlantic transportation company, which wintered at Portsmouth, have been put into first class condition and are ready for the coming season's grain trade.

The annual meeting of the Royal Hamilton yacht club was held on Saturday night....

p.6 Funeral of Late Capt. Taylor - The funeral of the late Capt. Taylor took place this afternoon at half past three o'clock, from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Minnes, Bagot street. On the coffin were numerous floral tributes from friends, among them being a wreath from the Donnelly salvage and wrecking company and one from Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, Montreal. Very Rev. archdeacon Carey officiated at the burial service. Deceased's sons and grandsons were the pall bearers. The remains were taken to Cataraqui cemetery.

Canal Not Open - works at Thorold not yet ready.

The Case Settled - On Friday last the case of the steamer Jennie vs. steamer Cuba came up for trial in the admiralty court at Toronto before Judge Macdougall. The case was for the collection of an account for $685, for relieving the steamer Cuba when ashore on Nigger Island, Bay of Quite, last summer. The account was disputed.

After the case had been opened, the lawyers on both sides unanimously agreed to leave the matter in the hands of Capt. Thomas Donnelly, who was present as a witness. Capt. Donnelly's award of $250, each side to pay its own costs, was accepted. Judge Macdougall congratulated Capt. Donnelly upon his amicable settlement.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1901