The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Oct 1903

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M.T. company elevator: tug Hall up with two light barges.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan due up tonight.

The steamer Island Belle, Clayton, is in Davis & Sons' dry dock receiving general repairs.

The steamer America has been floated out of Davis & Sons' dry dock and is now receiving interior repairs.

The steamer Calvin and consort Ceylon, from Lake Superior ports, are unloading timber at Garden Island.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Myles due from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Maggie L., from the island, with grain.

Davis & Sons have secured the contract to build a $10,000 steamyacht for Wilfred L. Hipton, an Englishman, who summers at Muskoka. The yacht will be seventy-two feet long and ten feet beam, and have a steel hull.

p.8 The First Crib - Cape Vincent, Oct. 1st - The first crib of the breakwater was launched, Wednesday forenoon, and will probably be in place in a day or two. Two more cribs are to be built before the season closes, making the breakwater about 700 feet in length. The extension of the structure, this year, will be of concrete, above the water line.......A sad drowning accident occurred at this place Sunday morning, by which Fred Sheley, Clayton, lost his life. He was employed on the scow Denver, and with the captain started for the shore in a small boat. There was a heavy sea at the time, and the boat taking a lurch, Sheley was thrown overboard and never rose. The captain gave the alarm at once, but the body was not recovered until 8 in the morning. Sheley leaves a wife and three children.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Oct 1903