The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1903

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The storm of Thursday was very fierce on the river.

Swift's wharf: steamers Corsican down; Spartan due up tonight.

The Hall company of Ogdensburg suffered severely on Thursday. Half a dozen of its boats got into trouble.

The steamer Myles, from Fort William, with 40,000 bushels of wheat, is expected at the M.T. company elevator tonight.

The steambarge Hecla, of Ogdensburg, is on a shoal near Alexandria Bay. This is the vessel that recently left the drydock here after her accident at Cape Vincent 3 weeks ago.

This morning the steambarge King Ben went to the aid of the schooner Pilot ashore 10 miles down the river. The little vessel dragged her anchor so strong was the gale, and was blown ashore.

The steamer Ocean, ashore at Oak Point, Wolfe Island, was released Friday afternoon by the Donnelly Wrecking company, and came on to Kingston. About 100 tons of her freight was taken off, and little trouble was experienced releasing her. Apparently she sustained no damage to her bottom, as there was no leakage. The Ocean cleared at midnight for Toronto.

It is understood that the side-wheel yacht Sport, owned by E.P. Wilbur, Sport Island, will be taken to Buffalo and a new boiler installed. Owing to her beam being over eighteen feet she cannot be taken through the canals, and will be taken across the lake. Captain Booth, of the steamer Toronto, will pilot her across. It is expected that a fine mahogany cabin will be built on her during the winter.

New Ferry Steamer - The Wolfe Island township council has awarded the contract to build a ferry steamer to the Bertram company, of Toronto. The cost will be $25,000. As the township bylaw provided for an expenditure of only $20,000 means will have to be taken to secure the other $5,000. The new boat will be similar to the Pierrepont.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1903