The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1902

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The Hays In Trouble Thirty Miles Off Oswego.

Oswego, N.Y., Sept. 29th - During a dense fog yesterday the United States lighthouse tender Hays struck the Galoup (sic - Galoo ) Island shoal, thirty miles off this port in Lake Ontario, and is held fast. The tug Proctor, coming across the lake with a tow, sighted the Hays ashore and reported. The Mary Hall, from Ogdensburg, Capt. Richards, also sighted the distressed vessel and went to its assistance.

After futile attempts to pull the tender off the shoals, Capt. Richards headed for Oswego. Here he telegraphed to Ogdensburg for a tug. The Hays was then two feet out of water forward.

The Hays carries a large crew and her duty is to bring oil and other supplies to the lighthouses along the St. Lawrence River and this section of the lake.



Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean down; Persia up.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto, North King and Corsican down.

M.T. company elevator: steambarge John Milne, from Consecon, with rye.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarges Owen and King Ben; schooners Echo and Granger, from bay ports; schooner Maggie L. from Wolfe Island.

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.

Owing to deviation in her compass caused by iron loaded in Hamilton the steamer Melbourne went ashore in a dense fog near Beamsville early on Sunday. She was pulled off by tugs. Damage not yet known.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1902