The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1903

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May 26, 1903



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down.

Soward's wharf: schooner Fleetwing from Oswego with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Merrimac from Duluth with 56,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's wharf: due today, steamers Corsican down and Spartan up; Suffel from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Petrel has arrived here from Toronto after receiving repairs. She is preparing for her trip to Newfoundland with the big barge Nelson.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind, Annandale and Collier, from Oswego with coal; schooner Queen of the Lakes from Sodus with coal.

M.T. company elevator: steamers Omaha and Britannic from Chicago with 51,000 and 60,370 bushels of corn respectively; tug Thomson cleared down with 3 grain-laden barges.

At nine o'clock on Saturday night, the M.T. company barge Winnipeg, leaving the harbor in tow of the steamer Chieftain ran on the shoal opposite Swift's wharf. The Donnelly Wrecking company's outfit was soon at work, and the barge was released at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, after being lightered.

The contract the Donnelly Wrecking company, of this city, has undertaken, to raise the sunken floating elevator below Montreal, will be difficult to fulfil. Already a Quebec company has failed in the endeavor, and quit the job. The elevator is of steel, and lies on its side opposite Hochelaga in forty feet of water, in Molson's current, the swiftest in Montreal harbor. It is valued at $15,000. The Donnelly company's wrecking steamer, crew and outfit left this afternoon for Montreal, and will begin operations at once. It will be impossible for a diver to work at the spot, and hence the job is all the more difficult.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1903