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

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p.1 Steamer Gem Burned - Huntsville, Nov. 23rd - The steamer Gem, plying on lakes in this vicinity, owned by A. Sydney Smith, of Port Sydney, took fire at her dock in Huntsville on Saturday and was totally destroyed.



Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne down.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Simla from Fort William with 50,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Alexandria was here yesterday on her last trip of the season, bound for Picton to lie up.

The steamer Myles, due at Richardsons' elevator a week ago was expected today. The bad weather forced her to remain in port.

The schooner Tradewind is at Crawford's wharf with coal from Oswego. She was twelve days overdue, being kept back by the stormy weather.

The government dredge Sir Richard and tug Delisle, after six months work around the lower end of Kingston harbor have gone into winter quarters at Crawford's wharf.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount from Chicago with 67,000 bushels of corn cleared for Fort William; schooner Oliver Mowat from Newcastle with 20,000 bushels of barley.

Today, a barge containing 7,000 bushels of damaged grain arrived from Montreal at Richardsons' elevator. The grain was purchased by George Richardson last week, and will be kiln-dried here.

p.6 A Tug's Mishap - Leamington, Ont., Nov. 23rd - The fish tug Eveline, owned by the Booth Fish Co., and others, is high on the rocks at Graveyard Point, Pelee Island. She has been there since last Tuesday. Several vessels have tried, but have not been able to release the tug. The Canadian revenue cutter Petrel, on Saturday, got a line to the tug, but pulled out her bow posts. The tug has rolled over and filled up.

Sailors Claim Wages - Two sailors, one named Zeigler, were in the police station this morning and laid information against the captain of the schooner Annie Falconer, charging him with non-payment of wages. They each claimed that $10 was due them. The schooner, with the captain aboard, sailed this morning for Picton to go into winter quarters. The summons will be sent to Picton to be served.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1903