The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1903

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Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

Booth's wharf: schooner Collier cleared for Oswego.

The steamer India and consort Burmah cleared light from Garden Island for Lake Superior ports.

Garden Island: steamer Chieftain cleared with a raft of timber for Quebec.

Mooer's elevator: steamer Spalding from Chicago with 62,000 bushels of corn; steamer Topeka expected today from Chicago with 60,000 bushels of corn.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson up with four light barges and cleared down with five, grain-laden; steamer Bothnia and barge cleared for Oswego to load coal.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Echo and Monitor from bay ports with grain; schooner Granger from Howe Island with grain; schooner Maggie L. cleared for bay ports with corn.

The steamer North King cleared at 12:15 a.m. for Charlotte on her first trip of the season. She arrives back tomorrow morning and goes down the river. Thomas Clancy, the King's winter guardian, will stand at the salute on the outer post of the wharf, as of yore, and receive the usual whistle blasts accorded him at the beginning of the season.

p.5 Captain Was Drowned - Houghton, Mich., May 30th - Captain Patrick Gordon of the barge C.C. Maxwell, has been washed overboard and drowned. The Maxwell was in tow of the propeller Turner, bound down from Duluth, when she careened in a high sea and parted her tow line, the steering gear being carried away. Gordon was 60 years old and had sailed the lakes forty years. He leaves a widow and a family at West Bay City.



Cape Vincent, N.Y., May 29th - The barges Carney, Argo, and Buckly, of the Ogdensburg Coal and Towing company in tow of the tug Seymour, broke the tow line crossing the lake last night in the heavy gale. The Carney and Argo went ashore near the head of Grenadier Island. The barges are on bottom with four feet of water in the Argo and seven feet of water in the Carney. Th crews are safe aboard both barges. The barge Buckly sailed down to Mud Bay, about four miles below, and cast anchor. She is safe and no water in her. The other two are in bad condition, sails torn to ribbons. The barges were bound for Montreal with cargoes of coal. The tug Seymour has gone back to their assistance.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1903