The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamer Persia, from Toronto.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton, from Hamilton.

The schooner Fleetwing has gone into winter quarters at the spile wharf.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson from Montreal with two light barges.

Richardsons' elevator: sloop Ballou, Monitor, and Granger, from bay port; schooner Two Brothers cleared for Sodus with feldspar.

At Davis dry dock the tug Beaver, of Cornwall, is receiving a new engine, and the steamer Valeria a new wheel and other repairs. The steamer Marianette, and the steamer Idler of Alexandria Bay, are awaiting entry to the dock, the former to have a leak stopped, and the latter to have extensive repairs.

The Ogdensburg engineers engaged the past few days locating the shoal between the first Sister Island and the Canadian shore, which the steam barge John Rugee, drawing 15.2 feet of water, is said to have struck recently, have completed their labors. They found the shoal all right and a big one it is too, measuring about eighty feet square with barely fourteen feet of water covering its surface. It is situated in the Canadian channel and is a decided menace to navigation. The Canadian government will be communicated with at once and it is expected steps will be taken without delay for its removal.

Accident To Rosemount.

The S.S. Rosemount, owned by the M.T. company, and bound from Fort William to Kingston, with consorts Selkirk and Melrose, all wheat laden, met with an unfortunate accident Tuesday afternoon. While entering Port Colborne harbor, in a rolling sea, which caused low water, she struck a rock and went aground. The rock tore a hole in her bottom, just under the engine room, and the tank between the outer and inner bottoms filled with water. The interior bottom was not damaged, and no water entered the engine room. In order to float the Rosemount, a portion of her cargo will simply have to be taken out. It is not expected that the cargo will in any way be damaged.

Capt. Gaskin and H. Thurston, chief engineer, left last night for Port Colborne to direct the work.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1901