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

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte.

Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Ocean and Melbourne down; Persia up. Tug Shanly cleared today for Ottawa.

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

An anchor lost from the steambarge Escanaba, at Cape Vincent, 10 years ago, was fished up by the yacht Onward, of Charlotte, whose anchor caught in its chain. It is worth $500.

Though the steamer Kingston is larger than the steamer Toronto, it has been found that its consumption of coal is less, and its speed greater. The Kingston, when pressed, will run twenty miles an hour.

It is estimated that vessels worth not less than $10,000,000 will be built on the United States side of the great lakes in 1903. Twenty-four freight ships are now under contract; those ordered from the American shipbuilding company alone are said to be worth $7,500,000.

The Canadian propeller Myles bound down from Chicago with wheat, is on a mud bottom at the foot of Fighting Island, near Amherstburg. Since she went on the water in the river has gone down 5 inches, making her release difficult. The wrecker Saginaw and lighter, and tug Peerless are working on her.

p.3 Cape Vincent Views - Sept. 4th - The steamer Arundell, running between Alexandria Bay and Charlotte, left this port for the latter place today at 9 a.m., with a large number of passengers. The storm was found very severe on the lake and after reaching a point about thirty miles past Oswego, the steamer was compelled to return to this port, being unable to enter Oswego harbor. She arrived here at 7 p.m. after one of the worst times ever experienced since the steamer has been on the route. Windows were broken and other slight damage done. The crew, as well as the passengers, tell great stories of their experience. For several hours the captain dare not turn his vessel around to run before the storm, on account of the terrible sea. Most of the passengers will return by rail.

p.5 Robert Robinson Drowned - Fell Off Steamer Kingston Up Near Toronto - deckhound from steamer North King fell into water while en route for Charlotte.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer New Island Wanderer arrived in port Sunday night from Thousand Island points. She will go into dry dock for slight repairs, after which she will take the Cape Vincent route Thursday, and the steamer America will go into winter quarters.


Part Of a Wreck.

Southampton, Ont., Sept. 8th - This morning one of the fishing boats from this place discovered part of a wreck, about ten miles west of here in Lake Huron and towed it to shore. The wreckage is about fifteen feet long and appears to be the stern and part of the deck of a small yacht. Besides letters on the stern give the name Louise and port of hail "Port Clinton." Nothing was attached to the wreckage.

The lake shore two miles from Tiverton, Ont., is covered with wreckage an examination of which shows conclusively that some vessel has met with calamity. The only clues to the identity of the vessel are a life preserver with the words "Princess Louise" stencilled across it and a portion of a life boat with the builders plate "R.J. Douglass, Waukegan, Ill." The whole shore for miles is strewn with wreckage, deck planks, cabin furniture, ports, doors and other articles, including a large scullery refrigerator with a quantity of fresh provisions.

A Lively Yacht Race - at K.Y.C.; one of a series of races for Carruther's shield; finished in following order: Verona, Cock Robin, Thelma and Geisha.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Sep 1902