The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1903

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Craig's wharf: steamers Persia down; Ocean up tonight.

Crawford's wharf: schooner New Dominion from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Clara Youell from Fairhaven, is unloading coal for W. Drury.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge John Milne from Washburn with oats.

The tug Frontenac loaded withs at the railway wharf today for Garden Island.

The steamer Jessie Bain made the trip from Gananoque to Kingston this morning.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Charlotte, is discharging coal at the waterwork's wharf.

M.T. company's wharf: tug Thomson from Charlotte and Oswego with three grain laden barges, and cleared with them for Montreal.

Garden Island: steambarge Simla cleared for Deseronto to unload iron ore; steamer Calvin and consort cleared for upper lake ports.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Rideau Queen cleared for Smith's Falls; Spartan from Hamilton; Rideau King from Smith's Falls this evening; schooner Suffel cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Petrel will get to work at abandoned S.S. Monterey as soon as conditions permit of the pumping of the steamer. Mr. Lesslie reports that 300 head of cattle that composed part of her cargo have been landed on Langley Island, and that two thousand tons of the cargo will be saved undamaged, and six thousand tons in a damaged condition. The Petrel is engaged in salving.

The Montreal Witness says that shipping men consider it fortunate that the powerful boat Petrel, of Kingston, has been stationed in the gulf this season, where she is in close touch with all the telegraph stations. Although at Channel, Newfoundland, a hundred and twenty miles from the scene of the accident, the Petrel, on being notified, was alongside the Monterey within twenty hours of the mishap. She is equipped with several powerful pumps comprising three of fifteen inches, two of twelve inches and two of ten inches, besides a powerful air compressor for pumping into the hold. Mr. Lesslie's work in salving is greatly appreciated by the underwriters and insurance firms, one of his greatest feats being in salving the S.S. Scottish King after being two years ashore.

p.4 While men were unloading the schooner Burton at Picton, Capt. W. Hart, the pulley block which was fastened in the dock pulled out, causing the horses to proceed, pulling the coal bucket up to the cross-trees, breaking the top-mast. The horses ran away. No one was seriously injured, although Capt. Hart was more or less injured.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1903