The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1902

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p.1 The Steamer Afloat - Toronto, Dec. 4th - The steamer Myles, with coal, which ran aground at the entrance to the eastern gap, got off this morning, about nine o'clock, without damage. A change of wind raised the water six inches and by taking off about forty tons of coal the vessel was floated.


Detroit, Mich., Dec. 4th - A special to the News says a report from Michipicoten, announces the safety of the crew of the schooner Aloha, given up for lost with all on board. The Aloha was in tow of the steamer Charles Hebard. It is reported she was found deserted and afloat on the lake by the steamer Ossifrage. Later the crew were picked up on shore and put aboard the Aloha, which was towed to Garganqua. A tug has been despatched to bring the Aloha to the Soo.



The schooners Clara Youell and Suffel have arrived safely at Oswego.

The S.S. Rosemount left Fort William Wednesday morning with wheat for Kingston.

The S.S. Bannockburn was to have made one more trip before going into winter quarters at Midland.

The wrecking steamer Donnelly returned to port from Deseronto last night. She was enroute to the wreck of the sch. Jessie Drummond, off Cobourg, but at Deseronto received a telegram that the Drummond had gone to pieces, so the steamer headed back to Kingston.

Personal Mention - Two members of the crew of the missing steamer Bannockburn were members of local lodges of Oddfellows: George Booth belonged to Kingston lodge, No. 59, and William Chalkley to Cataraqui Lodge, No. 10.

p.5 Down the River - Thousand Island Park, Dec. 1st - The sloop Flying Cloud has brought several loads of lumber from Gananoque for the new hotel. The sloop Allie D. brought a large load of lumber here from Deseronto a few days ago. All work is suspended at Rock Island light, opposite here. In the spring a new lighthouse will be erected on the shore of the island, nearer the channel.

Cape Vincent, Dec. 4th - The scow Allie C. brought over a drove of cattle from Wolfe Island. The steambarge King Ben arrived in port Tuesday with 7,000 bushels of Canadian peas for the Cape Vincent Seed company. The duties on the cargo were $2,100.

p.8 Collins Bay Brevities, Dec. 4th - The schooner Muskoka came in on Monday for winter quarters.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1902