The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1902

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Accidents to Several Kingston Vessels.

It is announced by Major T.W. Symons, United States engineer, that work on the new government breakwater, enclosing Buffalo harbor, would be completed before winter, unless a great deal of stormy weather should intervene. The new breakwater is the longest in the world and cost in the neighborhood of $5,000,000. It is about six years since the contract for its construction was let and work on it has been going on more or less steadily for the past five years. It gives Buffalo a completely enclosed harbor and one of the finest and largest in the world. The breakwater itself is mostly of stone construction although there is some lumber crib work with stone filling. It is four miles long.

On Tuesday as the steamer Rosemount, with the barges Quebec and Selkirk in tow, was making the piers at Port Dalhousie, the Quebec, loaded with iron rails, lurched heavily against the west pier, denting her starboard bow. While canalling under difficulties, the barge Selkirk lost a rope fender, which became entangled in a valve of the lock, which delayed navigation three hours.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Myles from Fort William with 41,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared up; tug Hall up with four light barges, and cleared down with four barges, grain laden.

A large gang of men have been put to work at the steamer Turret Crown, which the company wish to leave the government dry-dock by the beginning of next week.

W.H. Godwin has settled with Capt. Simmons for damage by fire done to the wrecked steambarge Owen. The amount fixed was $260.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Echo, Freeman and New Dominion from bay ports with grain.

Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne up.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1902