The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1901

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Richardsons' elevator: steambarge King Ben from Wellington.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily down.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Montreal.

Hardships of the Petrel's Crew - A friend in the city yesterday received a letter from a member of the crew of the tug Petrel, which boat the Collins Bay rafting and forwarding company sent to Newfoundland coast waters to rescue some wrecked steamers. The Petrel, it would appear, has experienced hard luck. On her way to Sydney, N.S., she was damaged in a heavy wind. Then she went to the Twin Islands to raise the steamship Fife. In the Cabot Straits she encountered a storm, by which five of her pontoons were lost. They were valued at $2,000 each, and, though diligent search was made, up to the time of writing (Sept. 29th), they had not been picked up. The weather had been very bad; it was cold and stormy and snow had fallen. The letter from the Kingstonian was posted at Port Saunders, Nfld.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The big lake barge John Gaskin is in R. Davis & Sons' dry-dock receiving a new bow.

R. Davis & Sons, ship builders, have received a contract to build for R.J. Stroud, Milford Bay, Muskoka lakes, a steamyacht seventy-five feet long and eleven feet beam. She will be fitted with triple expansion engines and possess a guaranteed speed of sixteen miles an hour. The price is $4,750.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1901