The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1905

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p.1 The Caspian Arrived - Brighton, Ont., July 14th - The steamer Caspian, of the Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Steamboat company, which went aground at Presque Isle Point, on Thursday, was released that night by the tug Donnelly, of Kingston, and resumed her trip east apparently uninjured. She reached port this forenoon.



The far-famed schooner Acacia with Capt. Simmons in command returned last evening from her first trip to Charlotte, after the regrettable incident of July 4th. Everything went nice this time, however, and no "Bumps" were received. Captain Simmons got his clearance papers without any words. Collector Bump was present at his desk, but neither spoke. On the return trip as the schooner was leaving her mooring a few little shavers did some hollering, but no attention was paid them. The captain stated that he had mailed a second letter to Ottawa last night, addressing it to the minister of marine, and telling him of the affair. The former letter had never reached the department, and an investigation into the cause will be made. With regard to the statement of Captain Fitzgerald, calling the whole affair a dream, Captain Simmons had little to say. He however, had this morning received a copy of the latest volume on flags, ensigns, etc. from an English officer at Ottawa, who expressed the pleasure he hoped some day to have of meeting the man who stuck to his colors. He would have preferred had they not been taken down, however, but Captain Simmons thinks he acted wisely under the circumstances. The Acacia left here on Tuesday night for Charlotte, and returned last evening. She starts on her next trip tomorrow evening. All on board seem pleased at the Gatling gun fire our friend Bump is being subjected to by the press of his own country.

Marine Paragraphs.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down; steamer Niagara down; steamer Hamilton up tonight.

M.T. company elevator: tug Emerson up with five barges and cleared for Oswego, with a barge, lumber laden.

Craig's: propeller Cuba up this morning; steamyacht Castenet from Alexandria Bay; steamyacht Wherenow from Thousand Island Park.

United States Steamboat Inspectors Chestnut and Molther, of Oswego, are in the city looking over the steamer New York, at present in the dry-dock. They find the steamer complies with the regulations as well as any boat they have yet looked over. The New York will probably be on her run next week.

p.4 In Our Own Circuit - The yacht Ellen, formerly of Rockport, was burned to the water's edge in Cardinal canal. Her hull turned turtle and sank.

p.5 Taken Off On Time - The steamer Caspian arrived here about ten o'clock, after being ashore at Presque Isle for twenty-two hours. The accident occurred during a heavy fog, when the vessel glided upon a smooth ledge of rock. The boilers were emptied and the cargo shifted toward the stern. The steamer Donnelly then succeeded in pulling the Caspian off about ten o'clock, last night, and the trip to Kingston was started at once. The Caspian is none the worse for her mishap and left at five o'clock this evening on her usual run. Had she been on the bar today the heavy westerly wind would have caused considerable injury.

p.6 Protests Entered - against the damming of Lake Erie; the International Waterways Commission visits Kingston; much detail on members of commission, the views of the Kingston delegation. (1 1/2 columns)

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Two Brothers is at Folger's with coal from Sodus.

The schooner New Dominion left last night for Sodus to load coal for Drury's.

The sidewheel steamyacht Sport called at Craig's wharf today on her way down the Rideau.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1905