The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1903

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Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba and Alexandria up.

The steamer Niagara came up from Clayton yesterday for inspection.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton due from Hamilton this afternoon.

The schooner Mary, from Charlotte, is discharging coal at Folger's wharf.

The schooner Collier cleared from the railway wharf with feldspar for Sodus.

The schooner Sophia Luff, from Charlotte, is discharging coal at the asylum wharf.

Capt. Visgar's steamer Castanet has been lengthened, and is now 112 feet by 17 feet.

The steamer America will take the Cape Vincent route for a few days, while the steamer New Island Wanderer is being painted.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale from Charlotte with soft coal; schooner Tradewind and steambarge Parsons cleared for Oswego.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Whitney expected from Chicago with 60,000 bushels of corn; tug Glide clears tonight with three grain-laden barges for Montreal.

Within the next week, vessels will bring half a million more bushels of grain to the M.T. company elevator. Several will be here tomorrow, and the S.S. Rosemount and her tow next week.

Davis & Sons are building ten gasoline and steamyachts for parties at Muskoka. A gasoline yacht, fifty-two feet long, for Mr. Taylor of New York, is about completed, and will be given a trial trip tomorrow.

The tug Eddy and its consort, the schooner Tilden, with coal for Quebec, went ashore Wednesday in Watrous Bay, three miles above Brockville. The Calvin company's wrecking crew has gone down to release the vessels.



The steamer Turret Crown, of the Great Lakes and Ocean Navigation company, bound from Fort William to the M.T. company elevator, with 98,500 bushels of wheat, ran on the shoal near the old ship channel, between Nine Mile Point and Amherst Island, about eleven o'clock this morning. She was commanded by Captain James Dix, of this city, one of the best mariners on the lakes. The captain says he was running very slowly at the time, and the steamer went on the side of the shoal very lightly. No damage was done to the bottom, and no leakage could be discovered. At half-past two o'clock the steamers Pierrepont and New Island Wanderer went up to release the Turret Crown, and little difficulty was anticipated about this. Edward Charles had charge of the operation.

It is claimed by some mariners that the buoy on the shoal is not correctly placed. It should be in the centre of the shoal, and if it had been the Turret Crown could not possibly have gone on. Capt. Dix says he was fully sixty yards away from the buoy, but did not care to say definitely whether or not it was in its correct position. That would be discussed later on.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1903