The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1903

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This Is Now Regarded As Certain.

A report went to Toronto that the missing schooner Emerald was at McDonald's Cove, above the upper gap. This proves to be untrue. The captains of the steambarge Nile and schooner Highland Beauty, who are here, state that when they passed the above mentioned place on Thursday, and Friday there wasn't a vessel to be seen. Neither was there any in South Bay. It was suggested that the vessel might be at Stoney Island, but the tug Thomson came from there a couple of days ago and had no report of the Emerald. The fact that twelve days have elapsed makes it evident that the Emerald is at the bottom of the lake.

Captain Oliver, of the schooner Clara Youell, gives this view: That when the north-west wind struck the Emerald on Monday night, the 16th, too much canvas was put on her, and that she was simply enveloped and buried in a head sea. His opinion is that wherever the Emerald was on Monday after that wind came up, she is not far from that point.

The schooner Emerald was worth about $7,000. It is the vessel that had to run into Kingston late last December, being unable to reach Deseronto with a load of coal, on account of the bay being frozen over. She wintered at Craig's wharf.

The Kingston cook among the missing crew is Annie Wright. John Selix, of South Bay, is one of the sailors.

Vessel Movements.

The steamer Nile is here to take a cargo down the river.

The schooner Oliver Mowat cleared last night for Port Hope.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Highland Beauty from bay ports with grain.

The government dredge Nipissing, which has been working at the Beach canal has come to Kingston for the winter.

The missing schooner Emerald was to have brought a cargo of barley from Frenchman's Bay to the Kingston malt house this week. The schooner Oliver Mowat will possibly carry it down.

p.5 A Twenty-One Years' Record - Capt. Pritchard is here from Bedford Mills after laying up his tug Edmund, a work that he has performed for twenty-one successive years. The captain says that the people in that district are jubilant over the proposed extension of the canal from Bedford Mills to Desert Lake.

p.6 Pith of the News - The preliminary work of widening the ship canal above the government locks at Sault Ste. Marie has been started.

Capt. Denn, of the government cruiser Petrel, has seized forty-five nets from United States fishermen near Pelee Island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1903