The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1902

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Harbor Master Thinks It Is Necessary Here.

Thomas Clancy and his partner have raised the hulls of eight derelict vessels from the waters of Cataraqui river, below the bridge, and have beached them near the Cotton mill, where the owners will cut them up into firewood. Vesselmen are very pleased to know that the old ships which were dangerous to navigation have been removed.

Harbor Master McCammon, in commenting on the matter, on Saturday morning, said: "I would like to see the city council choose some spot in the harbor as a graveyard for derelicts. Such a place is badly needed. For years old, worn-out vessels have been towed to various parts of the harbor and there left. In all such cases they are a menace to navigation. Skiffs and yachts - and even the large steamers - are liable to run into the wrecks on a dark night, and be damaged, if not sunk, by the collision. Mr. Calvin, at Garden Island, has a graveyard for such old vessels, and the city should have one, too. Or if the derelicts were taken out into deep water and sunk, it would not be so bad. We have had a lot of trouble with these old tubs in the past. Everyone remembers the old steamer City of Kingston, and all the trouble she caused before she was finally disposed of. In my opinion it would be a wise move on the part of the city to choose a place as a graveyard for old vessels, and then made it compulsory for every derelict to be buried there."



Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton from Montreal tonight.

The steamer New Island Wander goes to Clayton tomorrow.

The Montreal Navigation company contemplates having a new steamship built in England.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson from Charlotte, with four coal laden barges, and cleared for Montreal with two of these and one barge grain-laden; tug Glide up with three light barges.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1902