The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1904

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The schooner Acacia clears tomorrow for Oswego.

The schooner Fleetwing is here from Oswego with coal for J. Sowards.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton down last night; Spartan up tonight; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

The schooner Clara Youell is expected from Oswego with hard coal for Swift & Co.

Craig's wharf: steamers Alexandria up tonight; Ocean and Melbourne down tomorrow.

The steamer Argyle, now laid up at Kingston, will undergo changes which will increase accommodation for next year. More staterooms are to be built and the cabin somewhat enlarged.

The steamer Admiral

Rochester's New Yachts - details of four possible thirty foot yachts building for Canada Cup race.

p.5 Canal Repaired - Port Dalhousie, Oct. 8th - break in Welland Canal repaired; light boats have commenced to lock up.


Injury To Steamer Hecla.

Ogdensburg, N.Y., Oct. 8th - The large freighter Hecla, owned by the George Hall company, blew out her cylinder head passing Carelton Island on Thursday night. For a time the engine room force was in danger, the room being filled with scalding steam. Fortunately no one was in the compound room, directly over the cylinder, at the time of the accident. The Hecla drifted helplessly about the foot of the lake until picked up by the steel steamer J.C. Howard of the same fleet, which was bound down with coal from Charlotte. The Howard towed the Hecla to this city. The repairs to her engine will consume a long time and will probably necessitate her being towed to Buffalo.

p.10 Black River Bridge, Oct. 6th - The C.W. Cole loaded fish from Smith's Bay on Monday. A number of vessels found shelter in the Bay on Monday, from the severe gale.

p.12 B.A. Bongard, second officer of the steamer Corona, of the Niagara River Line, was surprised at the close of the season by the officers and crew presenting him with a valuable gold watch. Mr. Bongard has been on the Corona for five years.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1904