The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1905

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p.2 A New Site Chosen - the Robinson property at the western end of Macdonald Park chosen by the Yacht Club for a Club-house.


The steamer Rideau King cleared this morning for Ottawa.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson and two coal-laden barges from Oswego.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, down last night; Persia due down tomorrow.

The S.S. Rosemount is expected here tomorrow from Fort William with wheat for the M.T. company elevator.

The steambarges Jennie and Acadia of the M.T. company's fleet are expected at Swift's with coal from Oswego.

The long season R. & O. Navigation steamers started their first trips from Montreal and Hamilton yesterday. The Hamilton is due at Swift's tonight, on the up trip, and the Picton tomorrow.

While leaving Fort William Friday afternoon, the steamer Fairmount, loaded with grain, was struck by an ice floe in Thunder Bay, sending her out of her course, and into the mud, where she remained until the next morning. The accident will cost her owners $25,000 it is said.

p.6 Wolfe Island, May 1st - The new Wolfe Island steamer is in first class working order since she had a new rubber post added. She is manned by a careful and obliging crew, and no doubt will give the best of satisfaction this summer. Mr. Davis, an old experienced dry dock man, said the island ferry steamer had the best bottom of any boat that was ever in the dock.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Caspian was in Davis' dry dock today, for slight repairs.

Marine Matters.

Davis & Sons have received the contract to build a small ferry steamer to run from Tyendinaga to Sophiasburg.

The Calvin Company intends making the steamer Parthia and the tug Frontenac comply with the marine regulations regarding the carrying of passengers, so that in case of accident to the steamer Wolfe Islander either may take its place on the ferry. Ten days ago the Frontenac was prevented from carrying passengers, because it had no passenger certificate.

News of the World - The tug Dauntless, which ran on Ford shoals, off Oswego, is being rapidly pounded to pieces by the high sea. The wrecking crew is waiting for the sea to go down before attempting to save it.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1905