The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1903

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p.1 Strathcona Leading - details of second yacht race at Toronto for Canada cup.

A Wheelsman Murdered - wheelsman from Canadian steamer C.H. Myles murdered at Fort William; three men from steamer Norwalk arrested.

p.2 The Cock Robin Won - Kingston Yacht Club race - details.



The schooner Annandale left Crawford's wharf this morning for Oswego.

M.T. company wharf: steamer Fairmount and consorts from Fort William with wheat; tug Thomson from Oswego with one barge, cleared again with grain for Montreal.

Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Ocean and Cuba down; Persia up; schooner (sic) Waterlily down. Monday - steamers Varuna and Ella Ross up from Thousand Islands points; steamer Alexandria down tonight.

Swift's wharf on Sunday: steamers Kingston, North King and Corsican up; schooner Suffel from Oswego; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa; Monday - steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa; steamer Aletha from Bay of Quinte ports.

The steamer Kingston while making Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon, ran too close to the steamer Corsican, tied up to the wharf at the time. The anchor of the big steamer damaged some of the "gingerbread work" of the Corsican.

The steamship Wahcondah, owned by the new Ontario steamship company, is in the local government graving dock receiving repairs. While coming up the Lachine canal on Thursday last she struck a rock, which punctured a hole in her forward compartment, port side, allowing water to flow in, but not in sufficient quantity to impair her progress. A quantity of cement stored in the hold was injured. The steamer pushed on to Kingston and entered the dock here Sunday morning. It will require about a couple of days to make repairs. The steamer is bound for Fort William. This is the second accident this steamer has met with this season, having sunk near Cardinal about six weeks ago, and was raised by the Donnelly company.

New Electric Plant

W. Raymond, electrician with Breck & Halliday, sailed on the steamer Rosemount when she made her last trip to Fort William. He is completing the steamer's new electric lighting plant, which Breck & Halliday installed. When next the Rosemount comes into port at night she will be brilliantly lighted by electricity and her new searchlight will be in operation.

p.5 Lake Sailor's Arm Broken - Wyatt Godkin, a deck hand on the coal schooner Fleetwing, suffered a double fracture of the right forearm in a peculiar manner. He caught hold of the line connecting the Fleetwing and the schooner Clara as the two boats were being towed out of Charlotte harbor and it coiled about his arm, snapping the bones. Godkin was taken back to Charlotte, where Dr. Sullivan dressed the injury. The Fleetwing set out for Canada this morning with Godkin aboard. [Rochester Post-Express]

p.6 The Hamilton Released - The Calvin company succeeded in releasing the stranded steamer Hamilton, beached last week at a point west of the Cornwall bridge. The steamer was taken to Cornwall, where she was patched up and, under her own steam, proceeded, Monday morning, to Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1903