The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1902

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Chub, from Consecon.

The steambarge Alberta cleared from Richardsons' elevator for Oswego.

The schooner Eliza White cleared from the Grove Inn for Fairhaven.

The Calvin company steamer Johnson cleared for Valleyfield, where it will be engaged in rafting.

The R. & O. N. company steamer Hamilton makes its first trip east on the 25th, coming as far as Kingston. On the 29th the regular service between Hamilton and Montreal will begin.

Incidents of the Day - Between forty and fifty Frenchmen and half-breeds arrived at Garden Island last night from the lower province to prepare the Calvin company's rafts and take them down the river. Today they were in the city to make their annual purchase of boots from William Adams, Brock street.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer New York will be hauled out on the marine railway at Portsmouth on Thursday, and receive thorough repairs.

Down The River - Thousand Island Park - The steamer Islander commenced running on her regular route on Tuesday last, and today began to carry the mail. She is, comparitively speaking, a new boat and looks fine. The steambarge Hinckley has completed placing the buoys on the shoals in the river. The sloop Flying Cloud is carrying stone and timber for the new steamboat dock.



Patrick Lavery, an employee of the M.T. company, received injuries this afternoon which will prove fatal. He was working on the masthead on the lake barge Dunmore, rigging off the stay-sail halyards. Shortly after three o'clock the men on deck noticed that he seemed ill, as he started to come down, but in a light-headed manner. Suddenly he lost his hold, and fell to the deck, a distance of fifty feet.

The crash was a terrific one, and everyone around thought the man was killed, but he still breathed. Dr. Hanley was telephoned for, and temporarily dressed Lavery's injuries, which consisted of two broken legs, fractured skull and other terrible injuries. Reid's ambulance soon reached the shipyard and Lavery was removed to the Hotel Dieu. The injured young man is about twenty-six years of age, and lived with his sister, Mrs. Carr, on Bagot street.


Oswego, N.Y., April 15th - The schooner S.G. Dunn (sic - S.H. Dunn ?) in command of Capt. William Wakely arrived in port last night flying a flag of distress. The Dunn, which was coal laden for Toronto, left Fair Haven, and after coming out of the gap at that place sprang a leak. The captain and his crew kept two pumps working all the time and had a perilous trip. The tug Charley Ferris went to her rescue and succeeded in towing her near Goble's drydock, where she now lies on the bottom.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1902