The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1903

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Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa; Corsican due up; Spartan down.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson from Charlotte with two coal laden barges and cleared down with six laden barges.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Echo from bay ports with grain; steambarge Simla from Fort William with 50,000 bushels of wheat.

p.5 Kanawha Ashore - Port Colborne, Nov. 4th - Word is received here that the steamer Kanawha, laden with corn, is ashore on Grabel's Point, about 6 miles west of here, with her forward compartment full of water. She was bound from Chicago for Montreal. Buffalo tugs have gone to her assistance.

Capt. Kirby says his steamer went on the point about 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, during a thick fog. The steamer is out two feet and a half aft, just touching forward. The tug Mason of Buffalo with a lighter is working at the steamer lightering the corn and dumping it overboard. It is the intention to take the boat to Buffalo for repairs when released, as she is making water in forward compartments.

Day's Episodes - Capt. Augustus, inspector Inland Lloyds, has removed his office to that occupied by Gildersleeve & Kirkpatrick, Clarence street.



Writing from Wolfe Island, with reference to an item which appeared in these columns a day or two ago, Thomas Fawcett, reeve of the township, takes objections to some of the statements contained therein.

"Our object in passing the by-law, granting $20,000 for the purchase of a ferry steamer, was not a game of bluff," he states. "It was passed for the purpose of buying or building a ferry steamer for the benefit of Wolfe Islanders. As we were unable to lease one, having called for tenders on two different occasions, without receiving anything satisfactory, we proceeded to arrange for the building of one, which arrangement we are going to carry out. I hope the people of Wolfe Island have better sense than to pay any attention to such a letter. The present councillors stand in their own boots, and they are not ashamed of anything they have done in connection with the ferry question."

A Kingston Sailor Drowned - deck hand named Thompson fell overboard from tug Hall, near Coteau.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1903