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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1905

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Menace To Navigation in Dead Man's Bay.

Kingston, May 31st - (To the Editor):

This afternoon when rowing up Deadman's Bay, I almost struck a mass of timber just underneath the surface of the water. On inspection, I found the timbers to be those of one of the old sunken men-of-war, which has evidently shifted during the winter. As these timbers are now a danger to any craft, being just below the surface, I forward you a sketch of the bay showing the position of the wreck I am alluding to. In the interest of the boating community, of this city, I would suggest that a buoy be placed over this wreck, and thus be the means of preventing a possible accident. Yours truly, E. HEWETT.

The plan shows that the wreck is midway (or perhaps a little nearer the mainland on the northerly side) to the entrance to the bay. The ribs of the old ship have come up on one side until they are but just beneath the surface. The old wrecks have hitherto had a position at the extreme end of the bay. The plan of the danger spot can be seen at the Whig office.

Movements of Vessels.

Booth's wharf: schooner Voges from Oswego with coal.

Soward's wharf: schooner Metzner from Oswego with coal.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale from Fairhaven with coal.

The tug Bronson went to Cobourg to bring a dredge to Kingston.

The steamer Calvin and consort Ceylon cleared from Garden Island for Echo Bay, on the Georgian, to load timber.

The steamer Cuba called at Craig's wharf on her down trip yesterday afternoon.

Next week the steamer Rideau Queen will run an excursion out of Smith's Falls.

The schooner Acacia cleared from the Locomotive Works' wharf, yesterday, to load coal at Charlotte.

The fifth raft to leave Garden Island this season started last evening for Quebec in tow of the tug Frontenac.

At Swift's wharf: steamers Belleville, down last night; Picton up tonight; Rideau King, to Ottawa, this morning.

The steamer Rideau Queen enters Davis' dry dock tomorrow to have her wheel adjusted. Her regular trips do not begin until July 1st.

Richardsons' wharf: tug Nellie Reid cleared for Montreal with a grain laden barge; schooner Clara Youell clears tonight for Sodus with feldspar.

The steamer Dorothy arrived here today in tow of the tug Bronson. Her propeller gave out at Farran's Point. She is in the government dry dock for repairs.

May Use Ferry Wharf - It is possible that within a day or two the Wolfe Island ferry steamer will make landings at the Ferry wharf, foot of Brock street. Folger Bros. have offered Wolfe Island council wharf privileges for the island ferry in return for the council agreeing to carry the mails to and from the island. If the offer is accepted, it will mean that the islanders will receive two mails daily instead of one as at present, while they will be awarded the privilege of embarking and debarking at a wharf where there is ample accommodation.



Was In A Collision On St. Clair River.

Windsor, Ont., June 1st - The steam sandsucker Burroughs, owned by C.W. Caldwell, of this city, was sunk in a collision, yesterday morning, in the St. Clair River, while on her way to Windsor, with a load of gravel. The steamer that struck her did not offer any assistance. She is believed to be the C.F. Bielman. The Burroughs was run ashore, but slipped off the channel bank and sunk in thirty feet of water. She is insured. The crew of five men, the woman cook, and her little son escaped, but all had a close call.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Maxwell, from Oswego, is at Rathbun's yards, with coal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1905