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

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M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson up with four light barges.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Granger from bay ports with grain.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared for Sodus to load coal for Craig & Co.

Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean down; Nile from Deseronto; steambarge Westport from Rideau canal ports.

The steamer Westmount, which went ashore in the harbor at Port Colborne, on Sunday evening, lightered her anchors and chains on Monday night on one of Hogan and McDonnell's docks and released herself getting to the elevator at 11 p.m., after lightering about 23,000 bushels of wheat the steamer proceeded down the canal this morning.

The steamers Westmount, Simla, India, Calvin and consorts were in the Welland canal today bound eastward. The Westmount and Simla are grain laden, bound for Kingston; the India has ore for Deseronto; the Calvin has lumber for Montreal. The Calvin's consorts go to Ogdensburg, while the India's consorts go to Garden Island with timber. The boats are a day late, owing to storms on the upper lakes.

p.5 The Story of the Crew - Two members of the crew of the str. Pierrepont, discharged on Sunday, called at the Whig office today and gave their version of the trouble which was occasioned on Sunday last. They said that on Saturday last the steamer New Island Wanderer came in from Cape Vincent, lay here all night, and on Sunday was supposed to load a cargo of peas for Cape Vincent. The peas were on cars and were not going on board quickly enough, when A.J. Goodearle boarded the Pierrepont and ordered the crew of that steamer to turn in and help the crew of the New Island Wanderer. This the crew of the Pierrepont refused to do, and were discharged forthwith. Capt. Cummings and mate Lawless backed up their men and refused to stay aboard of the Pierrepont. They put in their resignation and quit at once.

In the Boneyard - The last of the steamer Empire State, formerly the Sylvan Stream, has been seen. This afternoon the old hulk was towed to Portsmouth, where the boiler will be removed, after which the hulk will be abandoned. There is little left outside the hull, the upperworks having been removed to allow of the machinery being taken out.

p.8 Pith of the News - Two big lake boats, the Mataafa and C.W. Watson, ran ashore in a fog on Lake Erie, on the Canadian side, near Port Abino.

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