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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1904

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Schooner Fleetwing Hit By The Gale.

The schooner Fleetwing had a rough and unfortunate experience in the storm last night. She cleared from here in the morning for Oswego, and was in the vicinity of South Bay when the little gale arose and forced her to turn and show her heels. Her main sail was carried away and her jib stays broken in two. The Fleetwing ran back here for shelter and anchored down in the harbor at two o'clock this morning. She is a fine little vessel and owned by Capt. Mac Shaw. Since navigation opened she has made more trips than any other vessel about here. The Fleetwing is the boat that last week went to Oswego, loaded a coal cargo, and returned to Kingston inside of twenty-four hours. She will be delayed here till Tuesday. That is one of the bits of ill luck that strikes a vessel when she is having such success.

Staff Of The Steamers.

The following appointments have been made by the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company for this season.

Steamer North King - Capt. J. Jarrell; first officer, A. Hicks; second officer, M. Lawless; chief engineer, Thomas Barlow; second engineer, R. Vince; purser, P.N. Anderson; clerk, W. Robb; steward, H. Vandusen; assistant steward, R. Guy.

Steamer Caspian - Captain, William Bloomfield; first officer, George Smith; second officer, D. Dempster; chief engineer, O.J. Hickey; second engineer, G. Sauve; purser, J.G. Dwyer; steward, W. Whinton; assistant steward, George Smith.

The company's chief steward is J. Tilton.

These steamers will give the same summer service to Rochester during July and August, as last year: viz. daily excepting Monday. The steamers will land at Summerville, port of Rochester, where connection is made with the Rochester electric railroad.

Movement of Vessels.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind from Oswego with coal.

Anglin's wharf: schooner Two Brothers from Oswego with coal.

Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne up; Alexandria due up tonight.

Swift's wharf: steamers Corsican down; Spartan due up tonight.

The steamer Armenia ran down from the lake last night for shelter. She remained at Swift's wharf today.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Fairmount from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson and tug Bronson cleared with six laden barges for Montreal.

The steamer North King leaves this afternoon for Rochester on her first regular trip of the season. On Sunday she will return here, and then proceed down the river on her first trip to the Thousand Islands.

Capt. Dunlop has returned from Montreal, where he docked the steamer Bohemian in the Cantin dry dock for painting and scraping her bottom. It was intended to start the Bohemian on June 15th, but this arrangement has been altered and she will make her first trip on June 1st. Capt. Dunlop will be in command, R. Devlin purser, and Arthur Fry steward.



There were rumors current in the city today that the schooners Acacia, Voges, and Metzner had either run ashore or capsized during last night's squall. No confirmation of the rumors could be obtained, but it is thought the vessels are all right. They left here yesterday for Oswego, light. Capt. Shaw, of the schooner Fleetwing, which ran back here for shelter, says he saw the schooners Acacia and Metzner running ahead nicely after the gale spasm had eased off. He does not think they were in any danger. The squall, he says, came up so suddenly that he hadn't time to strip the vessel.

Sunday Service To Cape - On and after July 3rd, the Thousand Island Steamboat company will inaugurate a Sunday service between Kingston and Cape Vincent. Such a service has long been in demand by the summer travelling public. The New York Central railway company will run through sleepers to the Cape. The steamer will run both morning and afternoon.

Bringing Corn From Chicago - The steamer Monteagle left Chicago today with 50,000 bushels of wheat for Richardsons' elevator, Kingston. She is due to arrive on Tuesday next, and will probably be the first United States steamer to bring a grain cargo here this season.

Incidents of the Day - The schooners Rutherford and Marianette reached Oswego safely.

Last night during the squall, the consorts of the steamer Westmount, lying at the government drydock wharf, broke loose and drifted out into the harbor, where they cast anchor.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1904