The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Jul 1905

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Aug. 1, 1905



The steamer Argyle, with a party of Toronto excursionists, ran on the rocks near Oshawa on Saturday. The Donnelly Wrecking company is lifting the boat.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Advance, Fort William to Montreal with wheat, called here yesterday.

H.S. Folger states that United States Steamboat Inspectors Molther and Chestnut inspected the steamer New York yesterday and reported her in immaculate condition.

Swift's wharf: propeller City of Montreal down Sunday; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steamer Hamilton up tonight; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Kingston down.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down last night; steamer Waterlily down last night; steamer Brockville from Brockville yesterday; schooner Acacia from Oswego with coal.

The Water Events - power boat race won by So Long; sailing yacht race entered by Verona, Chiriya, Harmony and Thelma with Thiriya winning; dingy race won by Kenneth Cameron.



Hoped To Get Steamer Argyle Soon Off.

Toronto, Aug. 1st - The steamer Argyle is still aground off Oshawa, but it is confidently expected that she will be got off in a few hours. She has been pulled off the rocks and now rests on the solid bottom. It is now only a question if the tugs have sufficient power to get the vessel away.

p.8 A Lively Time - A Launch Took Fire - the American launch "I'll See" at Gananoque; two men in engine room badly burned.

The Model Comes Back - of yacht Prima Donna - now in possession of K.Y.C.; original built about 1857 by Richard Osborne


A collision between the steamer Niagara, of Belleville, and the schooner Acacia occurred at Craig's wharf on Monday morning. The Belleville craft was returning from the Thousand Island Park with excursionists, and called, as usual, here. The engine didn't answer properly, and the result was that the Niagara crashed into the bow of the Acacia, which was lying across the outside of the wharf. It evidently wanted to bump Capt. Simmons' schooner as Mr. Bump did at Charlotte. The forechains and lanyards of the Acacia's forerigging were carried away and the stem of the Niagara split. The Belleville boat was probably trying to show off its fighting ability and imagined that it was one of Togo's fleet. It will have to pay for the damage it did.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Jul 1905