The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1903

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

Booth's wharf: schooner Fleetwing from Charlotte with coal.

The steamer Tecumseh cleared from Garden Island for Toledo.

The schooner Suffel from Oswego is unloading coal at the penitentiary.

The steamer St. Lawrence will not be ready for commission until Saturday next.

The schooner Two Brothers from Charlotte is unloading at the waterwork's wharf.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Annandale and Voges from Oswego with coal; schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

Swifts's wharf: steamers Kingston and North King down; Rideau King and Rideau Queen; Spartan from Hamilton.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Turret Cape, Fort William, 65,000 bushels wheat arrived and cleared up; tug Bronson cleared down with two grain-laden barges; tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with two light barges.

W.W. Dyckman, New York, has had a fine house boat built in Kingston. It is called the Avenal. It will be necessary to have it naturalized, and a special bill will be presented to the United States Congress for that purpose.

The Donnelly Wrecking company's crew in charge of John Donnelly have returned from Montreal, where they have been engaged for the past two months in attempting to raise a sunken steel elevator. They were partially successful in the difficult task, and would have made a complete success of the attempt had not an unfortunate accident occurred while the work progressed. It will be remembered that the steamship Manhattan collided with the Donnelly wrecking schooner Grantham, broke the chains which had been run underneath the sunken elevator, and cut the latter in two. The Donnelly company by clever work have just succeeded in raising the stern of the elevator, but had to leave the remainder. The whole elevator would long have been raised ere this only for the accident. The steamship company will have to pay all the damage and loss.

p.5 Just Missed The Pipe - The schooner John Gilderhouse, from Detroit, with grain for the Malt House, arrived in the harbor yesterday afternoon, and anchored close to the waterworks' suction pipe. Superintendent Hewitt feared that the pipe would be damaged and notified the schooner's captain. During the evening the vessel drifted inwards, and only that a line was thrown out from the waterworks' wharf her anchor would have done damage to the pipe, and perhaps caused another typhoid outbreak like that of last winter. Happily, the anchor did not come within twenty feet of the pipe, and therefore all is well. During the day time mariners have only to use their eyes to see where the water pipe is. Its locality is clearly indicated by the monster sign on the pumping house shed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1903