The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1902

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M.T. company elevator: steamer Advance, grain-laden, Detroit to Montreal, lightered.

Swift's wharf: On Sunday, steamers Kingston and North King. This morning, steamer Corsican cleared for Montreal, and steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa.

Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne down and Persia up, on Sunday. This morning the steamer Varuna, with excursionists, Thousand Island Park to Bay ports.

Whitney Bros., Duluth, have been given the contract to raise the wreck of the passenger steamer Bon Voyage, which sank two years ago. The wreck has been bought from the underwriters by William Nichols, of Duluth, who will rebuild it for service again. The hull lies in twelve feet of water and the machinery is in good condition. F.M. Cooper, of Houghton, has secured a contract to dismantle the wreck of the barge Scotia, sunk off Eagle Harbor in 1890.

Uniforms for Canal Officers - workers on Rideau to get new blue caps with "Lockman" or "Lockmaster" on them; next spring to get new blue uniform with silver buttons and another new cap, as well as regulation straw hat for summer wear.

p.5 Rubbed Against A Shoal - steamer New York touched shoal near Grinnell Island, a mile above Thousand Island Park and knocked a couple of buckets off the wheel; passengers transferred to steamer Islander.

p.6 A Steamer on Fire - The steamer Columbian was on fire when she arrived at Brockville on Sunday afternoon. The city fire brigade was summoned, and, after half an hour's hard work, extinguished the flames. The fire started near the smokestack, and it is supposed to have been caused by a spark from the stack. The damage by fire and water was considerable. The steamer was commissioned to take an excursion party of 600 people to be transferred at Brockville from the steamer Corsican, en route for Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1902