The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1905

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William Chipman, Ottawa, is here today with a gasoline yacht for inspection.

The steamer Caspian leaves this afternoon for Charlotte on her first trip of the season.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up last night; schooners Pilot and Idlewild arrived from down the river with sand.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down this morning; Hamilton down last evening; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

The Kingston Foundry company has received the contract to repair the machinery of the steamer Scout. The cost will be about $1,500.

Yesterday afternoon, Capt. Thomas Donnelly adjusted the compass of the steamer Wolfe Islander, which, during mists and fogs, had been running all over the harbor.

The tug St. Paul has returned from Montreal, having towed the schooner Rutherford there. The tug Blanche, which was taking its place in the dredging operations here, left today for Ottawa.



Where Lies Sir Wilfred? - Reward When Found.

[Toronto World]

Was it the wreck of the dredge Sir Wilfred Laurier that the crew and captain Stephenson, of the R. & O. steamer Hamilton, saw as they were passing past a point five miles from Port Hope and three miles from the shore? They are almost positive that it was.

The loss of the Sir Wilfred three years ago was peculiar. With her tug she was riding through a heavy sea and in some way was lost. Search was made for her, but no trace could be found. The value of the dredge was $65,000, and even though sunk its value remains about the same. In the three years that have elapsed the Polson company and the insurance companies interested have made industrious search to locate her. Thousands of dollars in the hire of searching parties, divers and boats have been spent to obtain a trace of the lost dredge, but nothing has ever come of it. Report after report of the seeing of the boat has been proved untrue.

Should Capt. Stephenson be able to point out the spot where she lies on the bottom of Lake Ontario he will receive a large standing reward offered for any person that can give information leading to the ultimate recovery of the dredge.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1905