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

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Ogdensburg, N.Y., Sept. 8th - While running the Galops rapids yesterday, the crankshaft of the passenger steamer Mary broke, leaving her helpless in very swift water with many passengers on board. The steamer floated down past Lotus Island when she ran high and dry on to a small island, all escaping safely to shore.Wreckers have gone to release her.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and Hamilton up tonight.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind from Oswego with coal.

Richardsons': schooners Granger and Pilot from bay ports with grain.

M.T. company wharf: tug Hall cleared down with three grain laden barges.

The steamer Rideau Queen has made her last regular trip of the season. The steamer Rideau King is now running to Ottawa.

Marine men watched with interest the landing made by Capt. Esford with the steamer Kingston at Swift's wharf Sunday afternoon. The wind was unfavorable, and the captain let the big boat shoot in past the end of the wharf at almost full speed. The ropes were thrown out as the bells to reverse were given. It was a clever bit of work by Capt. Esford.

p.4 They Are All Safe - Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 8th - The steamer Louise, reported lost with 135 souls, on the way to Leamington, Canada, by early despatches, is tied up at her dock here, with passengers all safe. During the worst of yesterday's gale on Lake Erie she was sheltered under the lee of Pelee Island. Last night she steamed to her dock here.

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