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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1904

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Steamer Cardinal Was Released.

The steamer Cardinal, which ran ashore inside the lighthouse at Long Island Park early Saturday morning, was released in the evening by the steamers Donnelly and Chieftain, of Kingston, and came on to the city. She sustained no damage by this second accident, but will have to enter the government dry dock for repairs to her wheels, which were injured by her running ashore at Ogdensburg last Wednesday. The boat is insured.

The steamers Pierrepont and America tried to release the Cardinal, which was eighteen inches on aft, but failed. The tug Chieftain was then called, but it also was unable to release the stranded boat until assisted by the steamer Donnelly. The two worked together and succeeded in floating the Cardinal.

It is understood that the Cardinal's captain was worn out by overwork. He had only a single crew, and probably was in a doze at the wheel when approaching the lighthouse. Otherwise he could scarcely have run the boat so far inside the lighthouse.

Movement of Vessels.

The government tug Reserve took on coal at Craig's this morning.

The schooner Metzner is loading feldspar at Richardsons' wharf for Sodus.

The steamer Jessie Bain, chartered at Brockville for the past week, returned here yesterday.

Craig's wharf: yesterday, Persia up; Ocean and Melbourne down; today, Varuna and Ella Ross up.

The steamyacht Charovi, Albany, N.Y., stopped at Swift's wharf this morning on her way up the Rideau.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind, from Charlotte, with coal; schooner Rutherford cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Islander took the Cape Vincent trip on Saturday afternoon, repairs to her shaft having been completed.

Swift's wharf: Toronto, down and up; Corsican down yesterday; Rideau Queen up to Ottawa this morning; Kingston down and up.

The steamyacht Captain Visger will enter dry dock here to receive a new wheel. The steambarge John Milne is to be docked to have her stern bearings repaired.

The steamer Islander was lucky in getting off with just a broken pin. The engineer happened to notice the break and stopped the engine just in time to prevent the cylinder being smashed.

The changes made to the wheels of the steamer New York, a month ago, have proved successful, as that boat can run a mile an hour faster than she did last year. She now keeps in the lead of the Visger's big yacht Castanet.

The steamyacht Wherenow is a great convenience to the people of Gananoque. This trim little vessel, owned by L.B. Spencer, of Kingston, starts at the Thousand Island Park every morning on a trip to this city. It then crosses over to Gananoque whose people patronize it well. The Wherenow goes through the prettiest route up the river, passing along the north side of Howe Island. Were this known at the Thousand Island Park, the Wherenow would get more passengers from that place.

p.5 Dodged The Sheriff - Amherstburg, Aug. 15th - The steamer H.B. Tuttle, seized here by order of the admiralty court yesterday, went aground when rounding to after being detained for six hours, was released from the bank by the tug Home Rule after two hours' work, and left at midnight for Buffalo without permission of the authorities and without clearance from customs. This is the first time in twenty-five years that any boat under seizure left port without permission. The authorities will investigate and report the facts to Ottawa and Toronto, as it is claimed the tug had no right to move the vessel without permission.

p.6 At Garden Island - The steamer Simla arrived from Two Harbors with some timber; also a cargo of iron ore for Deseronto. The steamer Calvin and consort arrived from Toledo with timber.

Incidents of the Day - The ferry boat Fawcett receipts first week were $193.

The steamer Armenia made the steamer Aletha's trip from bay ports to Kingston today.

Several union men had some difference at Davis' drydock over the caulking of the schooner Collier, and left. Non-union men are finishing the work.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1904