The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1903

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p.1 Gale On Lake Ontario - Rochester, N.Y. - Friday night's gale on Lake Ontario nearly wrecked the two masted schooner Annie Faulkner (Falconer), Picton to Oswego. She was blown dismasted into Charlotte harbor and struck on a sand bar. Capt. Gray and his life saving crew took off three men and a woman who had passed a terrible night drifting across the lake.



The M.T. company tug Glide is in the government dry dock.

The schooners Tradewind and Clara Youell cleared for Oswego, to load hard coal for Kingston.

The Calvin fleet of boats are all ready to start up the lake as soon as the canals are open.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Echo, from Bay ports, and Ariadne, from Stella, with grain.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Sodus with feldspar, and thence goes to Oswego to load coal for Crawford & Co.

Capt. Charles Ferris, Oswego, has received a letter from M.E. Luff, keeper of the hotel on Stony Island, inclosing probably the last message that will ever be received from the crew of the ill-fated steamer John Hall, that foundered last December with all hands, somewhere off the Main Ducks. Last Monday morning, as Orvis Luff was making his daily tour of the beach, he found a bottle lying on the sand, and picking it up, found that it contained a message purporting to come from the steamer Hall. On a small piece of heavy manilla paper, that had the appearance of being torn hastily from a larger sheet, was written with lead pencil the following:

"Steamer Hall, off Ducks: ____ come quickly; no time to lose."

Personal Mention - Capt. A.W. Allison has arrived from Ottawa, to take charge of the government steamer Scout.

J.T. Fraser, Ottawa, of the department of marine and fisheries, is in the city overlooking repairs to the government steamer Scout.

W.C. Macdonald, steward, and staff, have gone to Toronto to fit out the steamer Toronto for the approaching season's trade.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Suffel, Capt. Bongard, cleared for Oswego this morning to load coal for James Swift & Co.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1903