The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1902

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p.1 It is likely that a Kingston wrecking company will be given the contract to raise the new dredge, Sir Wilfred, which sank six miles above Port Hope recently. The dredge has been located in sixty-five feet of water.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Rutherford from Toronto, and Katie Eccles from bay ports.

The steamer Valeria has concluded her season's running between Gananoque and Clayton. She has gone into her usual winter quarters here.

A marine survey was held today on the barge Danforth, which contained a quantity of damaged wheat from Fort William to Richardsons' elevator.

On Monday the steambarge Hinckley took a cargo of hard coal from Oswego to Cornwall. It must have been coal that had been stored in the chutes.

The barge Tecumseh, of Collins Bay, received repairs in the government dry dock from which she has just cleared. A new piece was put on her bow. The steamer Petrel entered the dock today to receive an overhauling prior to leaving for Newfoundland.

Capt. William Lesslie, of the Collins Bay rafting company, intends spending the winter in Newfoundland. He has fitted up the tug Petrel as an ideal wrecking craft, and after a few plates have been added to her hull to prevent her rolling in a sea, she will leave for Newfoundland.

Got $1.75 Freight - Capt. Savage, of the schooner Rutherford, states that he received $1.75 a ton for carrying soft coal from Lake Erie ports to Toronto in September. This coal was purchased for $2.40 a ton, which would bring it to $4.15 at Toronto, without adding duty, etc. The freight to Kingston, of course, would be still more.

p.5 Incidents Of The Day - The steamer Turret Chief, one of the big freighters of the new company at Toronto, was expected at the government dry dock this afternoon. It will undergo repairs.

The steambarge Iona takes a cargo of hard coal from Oswego to Ogdensburg next season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1902