The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1905

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Fairhaven.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Rosedale cleared for Fort William.

The schooner Clara Youell, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

The tug Emerson and barge Valencia cleared from Swift's wharf for Charlotte today.

The tugs Mary and Rescue, bound for Cape Vincent, coaled at Swifts' wharf this morning.

Captain Visger's yacht Idler came out of Davis' dry dock this morning, and was inspected at Craig's.

The steamer Pierrepont took the steamer America's place on the Cape Vincent route yesterday afternoon.

M.T. company's wharf: tug Thomson up with three barges and cleared for Cape Vincent to take a light barge down.

At Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Rideau King to Ottawa; Hamilton down this morning; Belleville up tonight.

The steamer Dorothy left the government dry dock wharf this morning, repairs by the Donnelly people having been completed. The steamer has been here almost two weeks and a rough estimate of the cost of her accident to her owners, is placed at over $1,000.



In Putting a Wheel on the Steamer Dorothy.

The work on the steamer Dorothy was completed last evening and the vessel left for Port Dalhousie early this morning. The work of putting on the wheel was no small undertaking. The contract was taken by Capt. Thomas Donnelly, who would have far preferred putting on the wheel with the divers, and without the aid of a pontoon, but the underwriters and the owners of the boat insisted on the wheel being put on inside a caisson so that the work could be examined and completed to the satisfaction of the engineer.

The Dorothy is the deepest vessel that has ever been pontooned in such a manner on inland waters. An extra precaution had to be taken to make everything safe and secure on account of the cargo. The vessel's stern was raised five feet and the pontoon leaked so little that ten minutes use of a syphon every two hours kept the water out of it. The pontoon was built by Mr. Turcotte, foreman carpenter, who did his work well and the whole job was under the direct supervision of the contractor, Capt. Donnelly. The master and engineer of the boat expressed themselves as perfectly satisfied.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1905