The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1902

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Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba and Ocean, from Montreal.

Swift's wharf: schooner Falconer from Charlotte with soft coal.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared today for Trenton to load pulpwood for Charlotte.

Local owners of schooners expect to be paid thirty-five and forty cents a ton to bring hard coal here for the balance of the season. The old rate was twenty-five cents.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts cleared for Fort William; S.S. Bannockburn and consort arrive this evening from Fort William with wheat.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Erin and consort, from Fort William, with wheat, and cleared; steambarges Chub and King Ben, and schooners Laura D., Maggie L. and Highland Beauty, from bay ports, with grain.

Dynamited the Wreck.

The wreck of the steamer Rothesay, near Prescott, was blown up by dynamite. The government made it a practical demonstration to the Royal Military College cadets, a party of whom went down in charge of Capt. Symons, and Sergt. Maj. Birtles. A charge of 500 pounds of dynamite was used, and now all that remains of the old hull is strewn about the river bottom. The wreck had been an obstacle to navigation.

The inhabitants in the vicinity were pleased to see the wreck removed, as several serious accidents had occurred at this spot. The work had to be suspended on Wednesday owing to the strong gale and exposed position of the wreck. The dynamite party arrived home last night. Gr. Ryder, of the R.C.F.A., was also of the number.

Expects Hard Coal Cargo - James Swift has engaged the schooner Clara Youell, owned by Capt. Oliver, to proceed to Oswego after unloading pulpwood at Charlotte next week, and remain there to load a cargo of hard coal which he expects by the 25th. Mr. Swift may be the first to bring hard coal to Kingston after the strike.

Capt. Donnelly Speaks - congratulates Capt. Gaskin on his stand on coal question (for several days there has been a feud in newspaper between Gaskin and James Swift - ed.)

p.3 Answer Given - by Capt. Crawford to Capt. Gaskin - re coal question.

p.5 Lake Herring - protection to be given them; fisheries department learned that American fishing craft on Lake Erie are getting big catches on Canadian side of lake.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1902