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

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Craig's wharf: steamer Rideau Montreal to Fort William (sic).

The steamer Rideau King will shortly be docked here for repairs.

The steamer Bothnia is in the government dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Island Belle left for Clayton after receiving repairs in Davis' drydock.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King cleared for Ottawa; Corsican due from Montreal tonight.

Davis & Son are building a fishing tug for A. Booth & Co., Cape Vincent, N.Y. It is fifty feet long and eleven feet beam, with steam and sail power. The tug will be launched shortly. It is understood that the steamer Aletha, owned by Capt. Roys, will be remodelled this coming winter, and used next season as a passenger steamer on the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, running from Kingston to Montreal and Ottawa.

The Hull company, of Ottawa, are building a steamer to run between Ottawa and Smith's Falls. Such a boat is necessary for the people of the capital, on account of the Rideau King and Queen running only as far as Smith's Falls during the summer months.

p.8 Steambarge Hecla Ashore - The steambarge Hecla, owned by the Hall company, of Ogdensburg, went ashore off the breakwater at Cape Vincent this morning during the gale. She struck a sunken crib. Two tugs endeavored to pull her off, but failed. Pumps have been called into requisition from Ogdensburg as the vessel is leaking badly. She was light, and bound for Oswego.

Detectives All Busy - nobody to investigate the dynamiting of Richardson Bros. tug on Thirty Mile Lake, Bedford Township; "The tug will be rebuilt." ("Back Lake")

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1903