The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1903

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p.1 Lost Her Masts - Hamilton, Aug. 25th - Captain Fairgrieve has been notified that the Arabian has lost her masts on the shore of Lake Huron. She was taking on a cargo of ore at the time, and the strain on the masts in lifting large quantities of ore was more than they could stand. Gangs were sent out to scour the forest in search of timbers large enough to make masts. The boat will be unable to leave that locality until she has been remasted, and some time will be required to do that work.



Craig's wharf: steamer Lake Michigan up; tug Shanly from Ottawa.

The schooner Collier cleared for Charlotte to load coal for Folgers.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto and Caspian down; Rideau King to and Rideau Queen from Smith's Falls; Hamilton up tonight.

The dredge which has been engaged for the past year at the foot of Wolfe Island has completed her operations there, and is now in Brockville to clear out the waterfront, which will occupy two months.

The steamyacht Apache met with an accident near Channel Grove last evening, a tube blowing out of her boiler. She was picked up by the steamyacht Aberdeen and towed to the city for repairs. The owner, a wealthy New York lady, hired the steamyacht Wanda to take herself and guests back to their summer homes among the Thousand Islands.

There are too many gasoline launches about the harbor and the river that do not carry lights. At the speeds they run they are dangerous to skiffs, whose occupants are continually making protest. The launches are always giving steamers a lot of bother, especially down the river, by darting across their course. When a spill does occur, there will be little sympathy forthcoming.


The Wolfe Island Channel Should Be Buoyed.

On board steamer America, Kingston, Aug. 25th - To the Editor:

There has been a dredge digging a channel across the foot of Wolfe Island this summer and I suppose has finished it, as it has gone away. I would like to know why the government have not buoyed the channel, as it is practically of no use unless buoyed.

Respectfully yours, James F. Allen, master, steamer America.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1903