The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1901

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p.1 The Schooner Raised - Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 4th - Schooner Paisley was raised from imprisonment on Horseshoe Reef at an early hour this morning, after lying helpless for twelve days.



Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton from Montreal.

The schooner Fleetwing, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at Rathbun's spile wharf.

Capt. Randalls has sold the tug Maggie May to Thomas Weir, Cushing, Que.

The tug Beaver, of Belleville, is in Davis & Sons' dry dock having a new boiler put in.

The steamer Rosedale is en route from Fort William to this port with a cargo of wheat.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Maggie L., sloops Laura D. and Minnie, from river ports.

Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Montreal; Ocean from Toronto; schooner Two Brothers from Fairhaven with coal.

The tug Petrel, after a year's sojourn in the gulf of St. Lawrence, arrived in port Sunday morning, bound for Collins Bay.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson cleared with four laden barges for Montreal; steamer Bermuda cleared for Oswego to load coal for upper lake ports.

Capt. Henry Hagen, of the steamer Bermuda, now in port, used to sail in and out of Kingston over fifteen years ago. For the past few years he has sailed altogether on the upper lakes.

Fears were entertained for the steambarge John Milne which left here last Monday for Milford. This morning, however, a message was received stating that the vessel had arrived safely, and was loading.

Ran Seventy-Seven Excursions.

The steamer Aletha arrived in the city on Sunday from Iroquois, and at once went into winter quarters. The work of installing a new electric plant and of placing a searchlight on board will be commenced at once. Other improvements will be made this winter, including the building of twelve staterooms. The Aletha, which made her maiden trip in May, had a most successful season, and the owner, Capt. Roys, is very much pleased. During the summer she ran seventy-seven excursions, not including the moonlight excursions and the many trips she made on the Kingston-Bay of Quinte route. This is a most creditable record for a steamer that is new on the river.

The Season's Record - Capt. Edward Booth, of the steamer Toronto, has been compiling some statistics from his log book, touching the steamer's record during the past season. He finds that the steamer was in commission nineteen weeks, during which time she covered 29,026 miles, made 806 stops and was tied up at wharves 1,181 hours. The number of passengers carried he does not know, but they numbered thousands and not a single one got wet or met with accident. He is proud of the steamer's record for the season.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The tug Edmund and barge, with slabs from Bedford Mills, are unloading at Booth & Co.'s wharf.

p.6 Schooner Went Ashore - While coming into port yesterday morning the schooner Minnedosa, in tow of the steamer Glengarry, went ashore on a reef south west of Snake Island light-house. The east wind resulted in lowering the water covering the shoal, hence the trouble. A tug was despatched by the M.T. Co. to the schooner's rescue, and after a couple of hours hard work she was released, apparently none the worse of her experience.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1901