The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1901

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Crawford's wharf: steamer Acacia cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Burton cleared from Gananoque for Oswego.

Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto from Toronto; steamer Corsican from Hamilton.

The steamer Algerian did not arrive from Montreal until this afternoon, being delayed by fog.

The steamer America did the ferry route this afternoon, and will cover it again tomorrow morning.

The M.T. company barge Selkirk, damaged in Detroit river, received repairs at the government dry dock.

The steam barge Owen, owned by Capt. Simmons, Kingston, was recently fined $400 at Chatham for breaking cargo before reporting to the customs officer.

M.T. company's elevator: tug Thomson arrived from Oswego with two coal-laden barges and cleared with three laden barges for Montreal; S.S. Rosemount and consorts cleared for Chicago.

For the second time this week the steamer Toronto has been delayed at Nine Mile Point by fog. This morning the Toronto did not reach Swift's wharf until 9 o'clock, five hours behind time. As soon as the fog lifted she cleared down the river.

Personal Mention - Capt. John Ryan has again been appointed to the charge of the survey steamer Jessie Bain. A Montrealer had been detailed for this post this year, but Hon. J.I. Tarte, on being appealed to, reinstated the Kingstonian.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The tug Nellie Reid and two light barges, from Montreal, arrived at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Toronto, during last night's fog, took the wrong side of the pier at Charlotte, and ran aground. A tug pulled her off without much trouble.

p.6 On Mudlunta Island - canoeists will hold twenty-second international meet.

In a dense fog shortly after seven o'clock this morning, while trying to get out of the western entrance, the Niagara navigation steamer Chippewa ran fast aground. She lies on a sand bar in the bay, slightly to the south and east of the channel. Two tugs have been hauling at her all morning, but she is still fast, and a sand pump may have required to dig her out. The passengers were taken off and left by the Chicora at nine o'clock. The vessel is not injured, as there is no rock near where she lies.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1901