The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1904

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p.1 The Turret Chief Went Aground - Brockville, July 12th - The steamer Turret Chief went aground near Waddell's Point, while coming up the St. Lawrence from Montreal. As she was ploughing up the swift water at the foot of the Galops rapids, her machinery became disabled, and she was hurried swiftly down the river and off towards the American mainland, grounding Waddell's point, her anchors refusing to catch until she had struck. The tug Mary was called, and, after repairs had been made, succeeded, with the help of the stranded boat's engines, in releasing her, when she proceeded up the river. The disabled boat sustained little damage.



Booth's wharf: the schooner Luff from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Acacia cleared yesterday for Fair Haven.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Luff is loading stone at the penitentiary wharf for Toronto.

Craig's wharf: Lake Michigan down last night; Persia down this morning; Ocean up tonight.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton up last night; Rideau King down to Ottawa this morning; Kingston down and up today; Spartan down tonight.

The steamer New York makes her trial trip over the harbor tomorrow. On Friday she will take the Cape Vincent run, as the steamer America will be away.

The propellers Minnetonka and Minnewaska, built for the Atlantic trade, will be sold at auction at Cleveland on July 30th, by the bondholders. The two steel ships, which cost $425,000 each when constructed, were built for the American Transportation company. This company was organized at Lake ports and its stock is held by marine men all around the great lakes. The bonds of the company are largely held by the big stockholders of the American Shipbuilding company and the boats will probably be bid in by them.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - Up to this time last year, the Donnelly Wrecking company had attended to twenty-three vessels which had got into trouble through bad weather and bad luck. This year to date not one vessel has got into trouble in this district.

What Kingston Company Lost - The Lesslie Wrecking company, of Kingston, had the offer to raise the S.S. Hibernian, which was partially sunk off Newfoundland. The offer was fifty per cent of the value of the vessel after being released, and a guarantee of $5,000 if the company failed to release her in a reasonable time. The company asked for sixty per cent, and the contract went to a United States wrecking firm, Messrs. Merritt & Chapman, of New York, who had the good luck to bring the Hibernian to Halifax in three weeks, and clear fully $100,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1904