The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1901

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The M.T. company barge Bella is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Seafoam from Oswego.

M.T. company elevator: tug Glide from Montreal with three light barges.

Michael O'Neil began duty on the steamer America today as second mate.

The tug being built at Davis' shipyard, for Brown & Alymer, Toronto, is nearing completion.

Howard S. Folger has sent to Buffalo a new set of flags for the steamer New York. Capt. Miller will now hold his head so high that a three inch collar will not suffice.

The steam yacht Wapiti, owned by the Toronto yacht club, is again here for repairs. In three weeks she has broken three wheels, establishing a record. The Wapiti sails over shoals, stumps, and everything else.

Recent accidents to steamers and steamyachts, going up the Rideau, show that it needs a very competent pilot to take a boat up that waterway. It will not do to cut corners; the channel must be followed very closely.

The steamer Bigelow, sunk four miles above Kingston Mills, was raised yesterday, but the timbers were hardly sufficient to sustain her weight, so she was lowered again. The steamer will likely arrive here early tomorrow morning.

It is not at all to be wondered at that steamyachts down the river have commenced to collide. Most of them are handled by incompetent men who know nothing about marine rules. The large steamers are continually bothered with these yachts crossing their bow, and often have to stop in the middle of the river to avert an accident.

p.6 Affairs of the Hour - The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, is unloading coal at the government dry dock.

Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba from Toledo; Ocean from Toronto; Persia from Montreal; Varuna, Thousand Islands Park to Trenton.

The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company have succeeded in pumping out the wreck of the steamer Hero. This morning the hulk was at Deseronto bound for Kingston.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1901