The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1902

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p.1 Harbor Open at Port Arthur - Port Arthur, April 14th - Four steamers succeeded yesterday in breaking their way through the ice in this harbor. The Strathcona is lying here, the others having gone to Fort William. There is still another outside. The Oneka, Myles, and Midland Queen have not attempted to get out yet. They likely will try today.

Vessel Springs A Leak - Oswego, N.Y., April 14th - The schooner Keewatin, loaded with coal, sprang a leak at the D.L. & W. trestle last night. Divers were sent down and the leak remedied. She was towed to the Globe shipyard. She is drawing fourteen feet and will have to be unloaded before being docked.


Oswego, N.Y., April 14th - The schooner Oliver Mowat appeared off the harbor at seven o'clock on Sunday morning. The tug Charlie Ferris took her in tow. She was light and going to the D.L. & W. trestle for coal. When the Ferris attempted to wind her around to get into the new harbor both boats got into the current and eddy and the tug was powerless. The schooner struck the dock and a lumber pile. Her jib boom and foretop mast were carried away and she was otherwise damaged. She was towed to the Globe shipyard, where she will be repaired. The Mowat is owned by the Rogers coal company of Toronto. Sailors say that the cause of the accident was the change in the current of the river, made by cutting away of part of the island in the mouth of the river, which was done during last fall and this spring.



The crews of the Calvin company vessels arrive tonight to fit out.

The schooner Jamieson, from lake ports, is unloading grain at the malt house.

The M.T. company steamers will likely proceed up the lake in a few days.

The Calvin company has purchased the tug Rival from the Collins Bay towing and wrecking company.

Richardsons' elevator: sloops Granger and Laura D., from Napanee; steambarge Alberta and sloop Two Brothers from Trenton; sloop Pilot from Belleville; sloop Minnie from Wolfe Island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1902