The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1903

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Craig's wharf: schooner Clara Youell from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Collier is here from Oswego with coal for James Mallen.

The schooner Collier, in port, lost her jibboom and topmast at Oswego.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared with one light barge for Charlotte.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Sophia Luff from Cobourg and Highland Beauty from bay ports, with grain.

Not in years have there been so many schooners lying at anchor in the lower end of the harbor. Some are windbound and others have just arrived with cargoes.

The schooner Collier reached port last evening from Oswego, coal laden. She had a rough passage on the outward trip, and before reaching Oswego lost her topmast and jibboom.

The crew of the schooner Marianette, which reached port last evening, say that the run across from Oswego was the roughest they ever experienced. The waves rolled mountains high and threatened at times to swamp the schooner, but she safely weathered the gale and reached port in good order.

Capt. Oliver, of the schooner Clara Youell, which arrived from Oswego during the night, stated that he scarcely knew whether his boat and others would ever get across the lake. The wind and sea were from every quarter, and schooners had a terrible time. The schooner Burton was within sight of him, and he expected to see her go down every minute.

The steamer Rideau King went into winter quarters here this morning.

The best season in the history of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company closes this week. The steamer Corsican is now on her last trip up, and the steamer Spartan leaves Toronto this evening on her last trip down. Both boats will be laid up at Toronto, along with the steamers Kingston and Toronto.

p.5 New Ferry Steamer - Wolfe Island, Nov. 7th - At the last meeting of the Wolfe Island council the contract was given for the new ferry to the Bertram Co. of Toronto, the dimensions to be the same as the steamer Pierrepont, but ten feet shorter, and rated at 12 miles an hour. Messrs. McIntyre and McIntyre, solicitors, Kingston, served on each councilman a written document before the contract was signed, notifying them to not take any action in the matter, that owing to a legal technicality in the recent bylaw whereby the council were given power to expend $20,000 in ferry purposes or otherwise they would proceed against each one separately for the amount. Mr. Macdonell, Kingston, solicitor for the council, together with Bertram's agent, were present. The solicitor for council advised them to disregard notice, therefore the contract was given, signed and sealed for $20,000 boat to be ready for service June 1st, 1904, and it is stated she will be called the Wolfe Islander. The present lessee's term of the ferry expires on June 1st, 1904.

p.8 The Atlantic Burned - Collingwood, Ont., Nov. 10th - The Northern Navigation steamer Atlantic was burned this morning at seven o'clock inside of Red Rock, on the Georgian Bay, while bound for Byng Inlet. The passengers and the members of the crew were all saved, and are now at Parry Sound. The steamer was fully insured.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1903