The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1903

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Booth's wharf: schooner Voges, from Charlotte, with coal.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Trenton with wood, is being unloaded at Portsmouth.

The steamer Pierrepont is on the Cape Vincent run today and the steamer Jessie Bain on the ferry.

The steamer Castanet, of Alexandria Bay, met with another accident to her boiler, and is out of commission.

The steamer Bothnia, Montreal to Oswego, light, called at the M.T. company wharf to have a valve repaired.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson from Oswego with two coal laden barges and cleared down with those and two grain laden barges.

The steamer Island Queen, Montreal, sprang a leak at the Portsmouth wharf on Sunday night, and settled in five feet of water. She is owned by Capt. T.J. Craig.

The steamer Captain Visger has been reported to the United States Marine department on a charge of carrying more passengers than the law allows her. The penalty is severe.

Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean and Cuba down, and Persia up on Sunday. This morning, steamer Varuna, Thousand Island Park to Bay of Quinte ports; steamer Alexandria down this evening.

Swift's wharf: steamers North King and Kingston down on Sunday. This morning, steamers Corsican for Montreal and Rideau Queen for Smith's Falls; Rideau King from Smith's Falls this evening.

The S.S. Westmount did not drift on Point Frederick shoal as reported. She was leaving the M.T. company elevator Friday night after ten o'clock against a heavy wind and sea. The steel hawser jammed, and she had to stop till it was fixed. The tug Thomson went out and held the Westmount head to wind until the big vessel was ready to go.

Yacht Disabled On River - Idler, belonging to Visger line, and chartered by J.W. Friend of Pittsburgh blew tube in boiler, towed in by yacht Capt. Visger.

p.6 A Steamyacht Seized - crew of steamyacht Annie of Oswego libelled that vessel for wages, after it arrived at Swift's wharf.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1903