The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1902

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A remarkable piece of navigation was performed yesterday morning during the heavy fog, which hung over the harbor and river. Capt. Allen took the steamer America, with over 300 passengers aboard, from Kingston to Gananoque, at her usual speed, while other vessels had to remain in port and anchor. The captain knows river courses so well, from his long experience, that he felt no uneasiness in piloting the America through the mist. Few captains would take the risk. The America reached Ogdensburg almost on scheduled time.

It was at Fine View, below the Thousand Island Park, that the steamer Islander went ashore yesterday during the fog. The steamer St. Lawrence pulled her off. H.S. Folger ordered her to Kingston at once to be examined in Davis' dry dock. Little or no damage was done, and the Islander resumed her trips today.

The steamer Melbourne was another vessel to get into trouble by the fog yesterday morning. She went ashore at Oak Point, in coming up the river, but managed to work herself free after a few hours.

Arrivals and Clearances.

Craig's wharf: steamyacht Thyra from Alexandria Bay.

The schooner Two Brothers is receiving caulking at Portsmouth.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Acacia and New Dominion cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer India and consort Ceylon, from upper lake ports with timber, are at Garden Island.

The schooner Clara Youell, laden with soft coal, from Charlotte, is at Garden Island. The coal is consigned to Booth & Co.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton from Montreal; Toronto down and up; Rideau Queen from Ottawa; Caspian from Charlotte.

Crowds assemble on Swift & Co.'s wharf every afternoon to attend the incoming and outgoing of the two big popular steamers of the R. & O. navigation company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1902