The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1903

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The government buoy steamer Scout was in port today.

The steamyacht Apache is at Davis' dry dock for repairs.

Asylum wharf: schooner Annandale from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Orion is in the government dry dock for repairs.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Myles from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Acacia cleared for Oswego; schooner Echo from Trenton with cordwood.

The steamer Turret Cape which passed down to Montreal yesterday, grain-laden, will load railway iron there for Fort William.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; Corsican from Montreal tonight; Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa; Caspian from Charlotte.

The steamyacht Dorothy, owned by Gilbert Bros., contractors, Cardinal, was damaged by fire. A Kingston man will be asked to appraise the damage.

A race took place Wednesday morning between the steamers Spartan and Varuna. The Spartan pulled out of Belleville ahead of the Varuna, but the two steamers turned the Grand Junction dock almost together. They started down the bay and the Spartan held her own for a while, but the Varuna kept creeping up and finally passed her. Both steamers were crowded with passengers. The Varuna was improved last winter, and can run fourteen miles an hour, while the Spartan's speed is only thirteen miles.

Off On Cruise - 5 sailing craft and four naptha launches of the Crescent Yacht Club of Watertown on long cruise from Sackett's Harbor to Belleville, Deseronto, Picton, Kingston and Thousand Islands.


The Arabian Released.

The steamer Arabian, which went ashore on Pigeon Island, Tuesday night, was released this morning by the steamer Donnelly, which went to the rescue.

The Arabian struck the east side of the island going on quite hard. The Donnelly pulled several times but could not dislodge the boat. Then men set to work and 150 tons of oil in casks and barrels was taken off and put on board the Donnelly. This so lightened the Arabian that the Donnelly pulled her off. She then took on her cargo and at 12:25 o'clock left for the west on her supply trip having suffered little damage by the mishap.

Will Go To Higher Court - the decision granting the Visgers right to land at Cornwall and Crossman docks will be appealed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1903