The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1905

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p.1 Crew Rescued From Rigging - Alpena, Mich., June 27th - Capt. Morgan and crew of six men of the steamer Shamrock were brought here on the tug R.T. Roy, which took them from the steamer Peshtigo off Thunder Bay Island. The Shamrock became waterlogged five miles off Presque Isle, and the crew was driven to the rigging and rescued by the Peshtigo two hours later. The Shamrock was abandoned and is now floating down the lake, a menace to navigation.

p.2 Driven By Squall - Experience of Ireland Bros - left Wolfe Island in skiff, account of efforts to find them by steamers Fawcett, tug Emerson and steambarge Navajo.


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

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down last night; propeller Arabian up last night.

The steamers Indienne and Niagara, of Clayton, and the Lee, of Smith's Falls, were here yesterday for inspection.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Rosemount, Fort William, with 65,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Donnaconna, Fort William, with 70,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto down this morning; steamer Hamilton up tonight; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steamer Caspian from Charlotte.

Peter Cavanagh, Perth, was here yesterday, and purchased an old vessel from the Kingston Foundry company, which he will fit up as a barge for Rideau Canal traffic.


But Harbor-Tied Mariners Didn't Know It.

[Toronto World]

Capt. Booth of the steamer Kingston is having a laugh up his sleeve during these days of dense fog of the early summer. In leaving the dock at Kingston the other day, the fog was so thick that it could almost be cut with a knife.

At first the captain was dubious as to whether it was wise to leave the port or not. But his boat was due to run on schedule time and run she would, if possible to do so with safety. Capt. Booth took a chance with the alternative of running back to port if he found the fog had no intention of lifting. Imagine his surprise when he got about seven miles from port to run into as clear weather as the sun ever rose to.

His companion mariners waited in Kingston about ten hours for the fog to lift and as the time passed by their cuss words got longer and more furious and ended with a wild howl when a boat arrived from the open water and told them of the clear weather outside.

p.3 Picton, June 26th - The yacht Mull is in the harbor with a pleasure party. The schooner W.J. Suffel arrived in port Saturday night with coal. The schooner Clara is unloading coal for Hughes. The schooner Madcap is at Lake & Killop's wharf, with brick from Belleville for the Metropolitan Bank. The schooner Annie Minnes will clear tomorrow, having unloaded coal at Hepburn's from Deseronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jun 1905