The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1903

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p.2 Board of Trade - Capt. Gaskin re-elected President; discuss past year - visit to Ottawa for merchant marine convention was probably the most important achievement of past year.


Word was received last evening by Capt. Davidson, of the steamer Ralph, that his two consorts which had broken adrift during the storm on the lake, Thursday night, were safely anchored off Sodus. They had luckily made their way to the port. It is not thought that any damage was done to the Ralph, which went ashore at Four Mile Point. At any rate she cleared last night across the lake to pick up her consorts and proceed on to Chicago. At Crawford's wharf here she took on some coal for her own use. Capt. Davidson considered himself lucky to have come through the storm as well as he did. It was a terrible night, and the crew scarcely expected to ever reach port.

Late yesterday afternoon the schooner Ballou, which was blown on the Barriefield shore, Thursday night, was floated by the Donnelly Wrecking company. A large hole was knocked in the schooner's bottom. She will enter Davis' dry-dock for repairs.

Movement of Vessels.

The steamer Rideau King clears for Ottawa early Monday morning.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Annandale from Oswego with coal.

The steambarge Kenirving called here on her way from Jones' Falls to Fairhaven.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemounts and consorts, from Fort William, with 195,000 bushels of wheat.

Five barges of the Canada Atlantic Railroad service, are loading grain at the M.T. company elevator for Montreal.

The schooners Oliver Mowat and S.H. Dunn were wind bound at Four Mile Point for the past three days. They cleared last night.

The S.S. Rosemount was due here last night, but did not arrive till today. She was detained at Port Dalhousie by the storm.

The schooner Suffel is receiving repairs to her sails and spars, damaged in Thursday night's storm. She will likely clear tonight for Charlotte.

The tug Seymour, of the C.A.R.R. service, with the barges Hiawatha, Huron and Dakota, cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Montreal.

Incidents of the Day - R.H. Toye has secured the contract of supplying the R. & O. boats with bread and cakes for this season's trade.

A new pier is being put in the Bay of Quinte bridge at Belleville by the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, whose steamer Corsican carried away the pier a year ago.

p.5 Has Entered Suit - J.B. Cantin, of the Canada marine works, Montreal, has entered suit against the M.T. company to recover the purchase money of the steamer Glengarry, and for damages. Mr. Cantin bought the Glengarry last autumn, and this spring the government inspector would not issue a certificate of fitness to the vessel. Mr. Cantin claims, in his suit, that the steamer is not up to the standard alleged by the company at the time of sale.

p.7 A Busy Season - looked for by Folgers. [Syracuse Post-Standard]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1903