The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1902

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p.1 The Steamer Ashore - Port Arthur, July 8th - The steamer Myles went ashore on Shangonish Island, near Thunder Cape, on Sunday morning, about seven o'clock, in a heavy fog. She was lightered and released by the steambarge Energy and the tug Superior yesterday, and has gone to Duluth for repairs.

Largest Dry Dock - Toronto, July 8th - "Collingwood will have the largest dry dock in America," said Charlie Cameron in speaking of the lengthening of that dock to 530 feet. The work is now in progress. The Collingwood dry dock company has been given the contracts for two freight steamers, 375 feet long, for the Playfair campaign, Midland, and Haggarty & Co., of Toronto.



Craig's wharf: steamer Waterlily, Picton to Montreal.

Booth's wharf: steambarge Owen from Charlotte with coal.

The schooner Kate is at the penitentiary wharf, loading stone for Toronto.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Fleetwing cleared for Charlotte.

Swift's wharf: steamers Caspian from Charlotte; Toronto down and up; Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Montreal tonight.

Reeve Fisher, Portsmouth, is putting a gasoline engine in his sailing yacht Wildflower, so as to be able to navigate when no breezes are to be found.



Ogdensburg, N.Y., July 8th - The lake steamer Avon, of John Hannan's Ogdensburg fleet, with the schooners Menominee and Witbeck as consorts, cleared today for Cleveland to enter the soft coal trade to Milwaukee. The owner holds large coal contracts for Montreal and river ports, shipment to be from Oswego, but owing to the miner's strike, cannot obtain anthracite coal. A fleet of twenty-two steamers and barges has been laid up since the strike began. Most of them will now go to the lakes for the coal and ore trade.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1902