The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1905

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p.1 Rails To Go Forward - on schooner Agawa to Port Arthur.

The Snowbird Sank - Toronto, April 3rd - The schooner Snowbird, anchored in the middle of the bay all winter, sank at her moorings. The only parts of the vessel visible are the tops of her two masts. She is owned by Capt. Quinn, of this city, and is valued at about $1,500. She plied between Kingston and other ports of the north shore last season. She was frozen in the bay last December, while her owner was endeavoring to make arrangements for winter dockage.


Marine Notes.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will be the first of the Folger boats to go into commission when navigation opens.

The schooners Clara Youell and Tradewind, at Crawford's wharf, have received extensive repairs and additions during the past winter.



Captain Peter D. Ostrander died at his residence, Queen street, Monday morning. About ten days previous to his death Captain Ostrander was stricken with paralysis and gradually sank until the end came. Since August 1902 the captain has been a severe sufferer. About that time, while in command of his schooner, the Queen of the Lakes, he met with a serious accident. Just outside of the harbor at Toronto some part of the rigging of the vessel gave way and the large boom fell on the captain, causing a double fracture of the right leg and breaking several ribs. He was taken to the General Hospital in Toronto, where he remained for a year and a half, most of the time on his back in bed, while his injured limb required resetting several times. In the spring of 1904, Captain Ostrander had so far recovered as to be able to come to Picton, where he took up his residence. He never fully recovered from the accident, however, and it was with the greatest difficulty that he made his way about the house. To add to his troubles, the captain's only son, Emory, fell from the rail of the Queen of the Lakes at Charlotte, about the 25th of September, 1902, and was drowned. Emory Ostrander was twenty-three years of age, and a school teacher, but after the accident to his father, gave up his school and sailed on the schooner. Captian Ostrander was fifty-seven years of age and was a Mason and a member of Picton Lodge, A.O.U.W. [Picton Times]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1905