The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1902

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Swift's wharf: schooner Falconer cleared for Oswego.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria from Charlotte to Montreal, expected tonight.

The schooner Eliza White received very little damage at Brakey's Bay. When unloaded, she will enter Davis' dry dock for repairs.

Dr. Emery, Gananoque, is having a gasoline launch built at Kingston. It will be twenty-three feet long, five and a half feet beam, and built of cedar.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Emerald, Toronto, rye; steambarge Alberta, Trenton, buckwheat; schooner Maggie L., Napanee, oats; sloop Granger, Mosquito Bay, wheat; sloop Monitor, South Bay, wheat.

The sloop Minnie had a narrow escape during Saturday's gale, from being swept out of Richardsons' slip, where it was unloading at the elevator, into the harbor, where the waves were dashing high. The elevator shovellers by hard work managed to get the sloop secure.

Were Tossed On The Waves - scow ferry at Howe Island is propelled by cables; one broke during gale; men grabbed other wire and kept the scow from drifting down against Big Mountain, where the steep sides run down into the water.



Three Of The Crew Were Drowned

Cleveland, Ohio, April 28th - A special to the Plain Dealer from Sandusky says:

The schooner Barklow from Marine City foundered in Lake Erie half a mile from Put-In Bay late Saturday afternoon and three persons were drowned. The dead are Capt. Robert Pardy, Marine City, his wife and stepson Alexander Morris, aged sixteen years. Dick Burke, a sailor of Port Huron, survived and was brought to Sandusky by the life-saving crew from that port.

According to Burke's story, when the boat seemed hopelessly in the power of the fearful storm, the party got into the rigging. The boat soon filled with water and fell over onto her side, throwing the captain, his wife and stepson into the water.

Burke retained his position in the rigging, having fallen asleep from exhaustion, and was found by the life-saving crew.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1902