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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1903

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M.T. company wharf: tug Glide up with five light barges.

The steamer Myles clears for Fairhaven to load coal for Toronto.

The barge Bella is being hauled on the M.T. company marine railway for repairs.

The steamer Dalton, which brought damaged grain to Richardsons' elevator, goes to Buffalo, N.Y., to enter winter quarters.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Oliver Mowat left here last night for Charlotte, but had to run back to the harbor for shelter.

The steamer Orion broke her wheel at no. 2 lock, Cornwall canal. She got her stern in the waste weir and in moving out struck a stone. The report was that the accident happened in the rapids.



Where Is The Schooner Emerald Just Now?

Toronto, Nov. 27th - Alarming report has been going the rounds that the schooner Emerald is missing. She was last seen a week ago last Sunday when she was sighted off St. Patricks Point by the steamer Van Allen. She was then bound from Charlotte to Toronto with a load of coal for the Toronto Electric Light company. Those interested in the vessel are not inclined to think that she is in any danger. When she was last seen a heavy wind was blowing from the west, and she has been probably driven down to the eastern end of the lake. Probably, they say, the boat is wind-bound at the end of the lake waiting for a favorable wind. The wind that has been blowing may be judged by the experience of the steamer Neepawah, that arrived from Kingston yesterday. The trip had taken twenty-two hours instead of sixteen hours as usual, The crew of the Emerald consisted of Capt. McMaster and a son, of Toronto; Thomas Sleight of Port Hope; two unknown men of Picton, one unknown Ogdensburg man and an unknown cook.

George G. Carter, brother-in-law of Capt. McMaster, captain of the schooner Emerald, says no telegram has been received about the schooner. The vessel is believed to be lost. Capt. McMaster, Toronto, owned the vessel. Mrs. McMaster is in Toronto.

The Emerald Doubtless Lost.

Capt. Peacock, of the Oliver Mowat, which is here, entered Charlotte the day after the Emerald left. He told a Whig reporter this afternoon that he feared the Emerald was lost, since she had not turned up in twelve days. Lake Ontario was not so large that a vessel could hide away that long. Capt. Peacock is of the opinion that the Emerald did not founder, for she was a very staunch craft, and besides there was not enough sea the night she was last seen. The wind was then from the east, and when his schooner, the Oliver Mowat, crossed from Kingston to Charlotte at the same time, it was only reasonable to surmise that the Emerald did not suffer in that manner. He thinks that one of her timber ports must have given way, causing her to sink.

The "unknown cook" aboard, Capt. Peacock says, belongs to Kingston, but he does not know the woman's name.

New Lightship Here - The new lightship, built in Toronto for the government, arrived at Swift's wharf this afternoon, en route for a station off the Nova Scotia shore in the St. Lawrence gulf. The vessel was piloted by Capt. E.A. Booth, of Kingston, who goes as far as Quebec with her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1903