The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1903

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p.1 Visger Yacht Severely Damaged - yacht Idler run into by yacht Mollie C. at Frontenac Island in Thousand Islands.



The steambarge King Ben cleared for Oswego to load coal.

Swift's wharf: Steamers Rideau Queen to and Rideau King from Smith's Falls.

There was no down R. & O. boat to-day. The steamer Corsican was windbound at Bowmanville.

The steambarge John Milne arrived from Smith's Falls Saturday night. She cleared this morning for Fairhaven.

The largest cargo of coal ever taken out of Buffalo harbor, on Friday was loaded on the steamer Admiral - 7,500 tons - and consigned to a Chicago firm.

M.T. company wharf: Tug Thomson, expected from Oswego with three coal laden barges, and to clear for Montreal with those and one grain-laden barge.

Craig's wharf: Steamers Persia up on Sunday, Ocean and Cuba expected down to-day, Alexandria down this evening; Arabian from Fort William with salt, and clears for Montreal.

The steambarge Parsons was at Crawford's wharf this morning to coal, clearing later for Oswego. She is just out of Tait's dry dock, Montreal, after having had her recent damage repaired.

The steamer Kingston sustained some damage on her trip across the lake Saturday night. Wind and waves broke windows, blew away gangway shutters, and carried off everything moveable.

The steamer North King did not cross the lake Saturday night. The steamer Aletha brought the bay passengers to Kingston and Gananoque, and went up as far as Bath last evening, where it met the steamer Caspian.

The steamer Kingston was two hours and a half late in reaching Kingston on Sunday morning. She had a rough time on the lake during the night, but came across as nicely as could be expected. She left for Brockville at ten minutes after seven o'clock.

The steamer D.D. Calvin is ashore at Grand Marais, on the north side of Lake Superior, between Port Arthur and Duluth. She is on rocky bottom and a message says she is in bad condition. One of the Calvin company's foreman has gone to the wreck.

The storm on Lake Ontario raged on Saturday with no abatement, but moderated towards night. No serious misadventures have been reported, chiefly because the great danger of navigation compelled nearly every vessel to hug the shore. The wind raged at the rate of thirty-five miles an hour. The waves ran higher than old sailors had witnessed in thirty years. Although the wind was from the east, Kingston got none of the bluster, the harbor hardly even being choppy.

A Close Yacht Race - won by Dr. Black's yacht Verona; it won all three races for Bruce Carruthers Trophy - details of race.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1903