The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1903

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Donnelly and Calvin Wrecking Company Busy.

The gale of Thursday gave trouble to vessels that ventured into its fury, and wrecking companies will be kept busy for the next few days for the next few days. During the night the propellor Ocean, bound up, went ashore on Oak Point, Wolfe Island, eight miles below Kingston. The Donnelly Wrecking company soon heard of the accident, and immediately sent their steamer and lighter to the scene and began the work of releasing the steamer.

Two vessels of the Hall company, of Ogdensburg, are also in trouble. The steamer Proctor is ashore a few miles below Brockville, and the steamer Howard, coal-laden on Carleton Island, opposite Cape Vincent. The Calvin company sent the tug Frontenac and a lighter to the aid of the latter.

Marine Notes.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria due up tonight.

Soward's wharf: schooner Fleetwing from Oswego with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Erin and consort cleared for Fort William.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton due down; schooner Suffel from Charlotte with coal.

The steamer Porter, which lost her two consorts on Sunday, has reached Lockport safely.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson up with three light barges and cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Morley was chartered at Chicago to carry corn to Kingston at one and one quarter cents a bushel.

The schooner Luff, bound from Kingston to Toronto with stone, had to run back to Four Mile Point yesterday, to get shelter from the gale. She was still there today.

The schooners Suffel and Fleetwing, coal-laden, came across the lake yesterday in the gale, but suffered no harm. The Fleetwing's captain says he didn't ship one sea.

The steambarge Avon in the drydock for repairs, has been released, and left today for Oswego, where she will load 500 tons of coal for Ogdensburg. While at the latter place she will receive a new boiler and have two steel arches placed in her hull.

The lighthouse on the Port Colborne breakwater, in course of construction for the last two months, is completed and a temporary red light ranging with the powerful light at the head of the old jetty, indicates to mariners the course they must follow entering the Welland canal. The structure is a tower built of concrete and iron sixty feet in height. The temporary light stands fifty-one feet above water level, which is the height at which the permanent light will be placed in a short time. The lighthouse will be equipped with a powerful fog horn, which will render the entrance to the canal absolutely safe and certain in foggy weather.

A Marine Monster - seen for past month in Rideau Canal near St. Louis dam. [sea serpent ?)



May Be Court-Martialed For Talking Too Much.

Detroit, Mich., 23rd - The new revenue cutter Tuscarora passed here on her from Milwaukee to Lake Erie, where she will go into the game of watching the troubles of the United States fishermen with the Canadian cutter Petrel. The new cutter had arrived at Milwaukee from the coast only about two weeks, when she was ordered to Lake Erie in consequence of the dispute as to whether our fishermen were encroaching on Canadian rights. It is said that these fishermen do not like the coming of the Tuscarora, as they will have to keep their optics on her as well as the Petrel.

A special from Milwaukee says there is trouble in store for the officers of the revenue cutter Tuscarora, and it is predicted that some of their number may be courtmartialed, as a result of the announcement deemed to be premature that the cutter was going to Cleveland and other Lake Erie ports to settle the trouble which has arisen between the United States and Canada over the fishing question. The officer who will be punished, it is said, may be the captain, as the department officials at Washington hold him responsible for a leak which resulted in the newspapers' knowledge of the purpose of the trip to the lower lakes.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Ocean, ashore down the river, had not been released at three o'clock this afternoon.

The steamyacht Nokomis, with the Nichols party of Howe Island aboard was in port this afternoon, returning from a ten day's cruise up the Bay of Quinte. M. Lawless, mate of the steamer North King, was pilot.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1903