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

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p.5 Incidents of the Day - The sloop Laura D. cleared today light for Prescott to load grain for this port.


Craig & Co.'s wharf: steamers Alexandria and Water Lily, from western ports, eastward bound.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Spartan from Montreal, westward bound; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa; schooner Acacia from Charlotte, coal laden.

Crawford's wharf: steamer John Milne, light, cleared for Fair Haven; tug Edmund and barge Columbia cleared for Bedford Mills with general cargo.

Montreal transportation company's elevator: tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with two light barges. The barge Jennie was floated out of Davis & Sons' dry dock today.



The steamer Richelieu entered the government dry dock Monday afternoon, where she has since been visited by hundreds of interested citizens. From appearances it is judged that the Richelieu went down bow first and sunk into about fifteen feet of mud, as marks on her would indicate. Exactly thirteen days transpired from the time the Donnelly company got the first chain on the steamer until she entered the dock; within that time storms were so severe that work could not be carried on for two days.

There are only two places on the hull that will require patching, at a cost of $100 or thereabouts. This morning Selby & Youlden started work on the hull, and it is expected that by tomorrow night she will be floated out of the dock. Her upper works are badly damaged and will have to be almost entirely replaced, at a cost of from $2,500 to $3,000. The machinery is in almost perfect condition and will need cleaning only to put it in workable shape. Carpenters will be put to work just as soon as the Richelieu leaves the dock and it is expected that ere a month has passed the steamer will be fully restored. The Donnelly company has done good work, and John Donnelly, in charge of the wreckers, is receiving the warmest congratulations of his friends.

Changed The Range Light - Port Colborne, Ont., Oct. 29th - The inner range light at the entrance to the Welland Canal, at Port Colborne, has been moved from the east to the west pier, in order that vessels entering the canal on the range may clear the outer or eastern end of the breakwater.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1901