The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1901

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Barge Rescued by Launch.

Watertown, N.Y., June 3rd - While cruising in their naptha launch Which One between Horse Island and Point Peninsula, off Sackett's Harbor, yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Smith, of this city, found the steambarge Alberta, of Kingston, lying disabled near the Peninsula shore, where her engines had broken down early in the morning, and flying signals of distress. Mr. and Mrs. Smith went to the rescue with their launch and towed the barge, with Capt. Joyner and his crew of four men, into Sackett's Harbor. The rescue was effected just in time, as an hour after the barge was sighted a strong south wind came up and raised a heavy sea off the Peninsula shore.

p.2 Personal Mention - John Cherry returned on Saturday from Cardinal, where he was employed with the Donnelly wrecking company.

W.J. Clarke has taken charge of the steward's department of the steamer North King until the steamer Caspian is ready for commission.

p.4 Steam Yacht Presto For Sale - a long description. Capt. Frank Marshall, Detroit, Mich.



The steambarge King Ben cleared last night for Ogdensburg with grain.

The steamer John Milne, Smith's Falls to Oswego, light, passed this port last night.

Craig's wharf: steamer Lake Michigan from Montreal; steamer Aberdeen from Brighton.

The tug Dauntless and five light barges arrived at the Mooers' company elevator, last night to load grain for Montreal.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson cleared light for Oswego; schooner Helen arrived from Pickering with oats.

Swift's wharf: steamer James Swift from Ottawa; steamer Brockville from Brockville; steamer Algerian from Montreal tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Chub and sloop Madcap from bay ports; tug Dauntless cleared with one grain-laden barge for Montreal.

Incidents of the Day - Painters and carpenters are busily engaged at work on the steamer Caspian. Ten new staterooms are being constructed.

W.J. Clark, steward on the steamer Caspian, is taking Joseph Tilton's place as steward on the North King, while the latter goes up to Toronto on the steamer Richelieu, to serve for a couple of weeks.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Brockville is coming to Kingston and goes on the dry-dock for inspection.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1901