The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1901

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p.1 A Vessel In Trouble - Amherstburg, Ont., June 18th - The steering gear of the steamer M.P. Grover gave way when the vessel was just above Amherstburg, about ten o'clock last night, and she ran aground on the east bank. She is out about six inches forward, but is on a good bottom and not breaking any. The Grover was bound up, loaded with coal. The wrecker Saginaw has gone to her assistance.



Craig's wharf: steamer Aberdeen, Brighton to Montreal.

The steamer Algerian left Swift's wharf this morning for Montreal.

The schooner Two Brothers is at Anglin's wharf with coal from Oswego.

Richardsons' elevator: schooneer Ballou and sloop Monitor from bay ports.

The schooner Annie Falconer is at Swift's wharf, unloading coal from Charlotte.

Swift's wharf: steamer Algerian from Hamilton; schooner Falconer from Charlotte.

M.T. company's elevator: tug Thomson arrived from Prescott with three light barges, and cleared for Oswego, with two barges to load coal.

The steamer Jessie Bain is in the government dry dock receiving repairs before commencing work in connection with the survey of the St. Lawrence between Kingston and Prescott.

The steambarge Owen, owned by Capt. Simmons, Kingston, is at Toronto, en route from Toledo here with a cargo of coal for Booth & Co. She was recently purchased by the captain, and is capable of making ten miles an hour.

Sporting Intelligence - The R.C.Y.C. may postpone the trial races for the Canada's cup challenge which have been fixed for June 24th, and following days. The feeling prevails that the Hamilton boat, Canadian, should have time to get ready. Capt. Fearnside says he cannot get his canvas in time to have it properly fitted out before July 1st.

p.3 Collins Bay Ripples - The Rival and the raft started for her trip to Montreal on Wednesday evening.

p.6 Where Is the Vessel? - Fears are entertained for the safety of the schooner Acacia, Capt. Crosby, which left Oswego, coal laden, on Friday last, since when nothing has been heard of her. Head winds may have interfered with her progress, but it seems strange that no tidings of the craft has been received.

Marine Items.

The sloop Volunteer, lumber laden, from Trenton to Cape Vincent, passed this port this afternoon.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared this afternoon for Oswego to load coal.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon, light, cleared today for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The schooner Eliza White, coal laden from Oswego, is at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer King Ben will have the old steamer Reindeer's machinery placed in her.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Armenia will run on the Bay of Quinte in place of the steamer Hero. The steamer Richelieu will also be employed.

This afternoon Davis & Sons, ship builders, shipped to the Muskoka lakes two handsome steamyachts, Kacymo and Ingara, for two wealthy Americans who have island homes there.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1901