The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1903

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Marine Musings

Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto down and up; steamer Caspian down and up.

The schooner Gilderhouse, after discharging grain at Clark's malt house, cleared last night for Oswego.

M.T. company's wharf: tug Court from Fort William, clearing again this afternoon.

The steamer New York brought several hundred excursionists from river points to the city today.

p.8 Canada's Cup - yacht races now on at Toronto; details of race won by Strathcona over Challenger.

Hamiltonians Here - 26 Y.M.C.A. members from Hamilton visiting on schooner Maple Leaf.

Pulled A Wharf Away - The steamer Kingston, while pulling out from the C.P.R. wharf, Brockville, on her down trip on Friday carried away the hook holding the line and a large portion of the dock, doing considerable damage. Workmen at once started work repairing the damaged portion.

The Vessel Was Damaged - The schooner Laura D., loading grain at Colborne, on account of the heavy blow from the east, had to run to Cobourg for shelter on Wednesday. While at Colborne she was thrown violently against the dock, breaking it and suffering damages, and about 100 bushels of grain, which were on a truck, were lost in the lake.

Steamer Struck Rock.

Montreal, Aug. 8th - Word reached here from Cornwall that the steamer Hamilton, of the R. & O. Navigation company's line, bound from Hamilton to Montreal, loaded with passengers and a cargo of freight lies beached in the St. Lawrence a short distance above the town of Cornwall. As the steamer was running the Long Soo rapids, at an early hour this morning, she struck a rock and stove a hole in her stern. As the water kept coming in very rapidly Capt. Baker decided to run the ship ashore in the bay just above the Ottawa and New York bridge where she now lies.

Although the passengers were all on deck to see the rapids there was no commotion or panic as they were unaware that anything was wrong until the boat was beached.

The steamer Grenada will transfer the passengers to Cornwall and they will go east on the Bohemian. It is likely that the steamer Hamilton's freight will be unloaded and that she will be pumped out and taken to Montreal to the dry dock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1903