The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1905

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p.1 Schooner In Peril - A telegram was received Tuesday, to the effect that the coal barge S.J. Collier, owned by C.E. Britton, and plying between Oswego, N.Y. and Gananoque, was at McDonald's Cove, dragging anchor, and asked for immediate assistance, which, on account of the prevailing storm, was not possible.


Picton, Ont., Aug. 16th - The schooner J. Collier, Capt. J. Hurley, Gananoque, left at nine o'clock last night, for Charlotte, N.Y. Owing to the fierce gale she had to put into McDonald's Cove, near Prinyer's, Prince Edward county. Her two hawsers failed to hold her, and she went on the beach, where she now lies at the mercy of water and waves. The owner, C.E. Britton, Gananoque, has been advised to send assistance. The crew all got off safely.

Waterways Commissioners - at Canadian Soo investigating the power of the water and its effects on lake and river levels.



The Sea Ran High On Lake Ontario.

The storm on the lake, yesterday and last night, was the biggest in years. Much rain accompanied it, and also a fair amount of fog. On coming over from Charlotte the night before last the waves swept the pilot house of the steamer Kingston, so one can imagine that they were by no means small. The steamer Toronto arrived about seven o'clock this morning on her regular run, having encountered her share of foul seas with consequent delay. Both these big boats weathered the gale in magnificent style. Less powerful craft were not as lucky, however, and had to remain in shelter. The steamer North King remained all day yesterday at Port Hope, afraid to venture across the lake. The run to Charlotte was cancelled and she continued down the lake this morning. Capt. Jarrell reported the blow as one of the largest he had seen on the lake in years. Up in the open the storm assumed much larger proportions than in our sheltered harbor. The propeller Persia is also numbered among the delinquents. She did not arrive on her down trip till this afternoon.

Marine Items.

Capt. Patterson has sold the schooner Two Brothers to Quebec parties.

Capt. Maloney, of Cobourg, has sold the schooner Luff to Capt. Britton, of Quebec.

Capt. M. Patterson has purchased the schooner Mary Ann Lydon from Capt. Savage, of Port Hope.

Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto down and up; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning; steamer Belleville down this afternoon.

Craig's wharf: propeller Persia down this afternoon; yacht Castanet from Alexandria Bay; yacht Wherenow from Thousand Island Park; yachts Ilsia and Virginia from Alexandria Bay; yacht Dora from Rockport.

R.O. & A.B. MacKay, Hamilton, have received a cablegram that the freight steamer Glenellah, being built for the Union Steamship company, has been successfully launched at the Caledon shipbuilding company's yards, Dundee. The Glenellah will run between Monteal and Port Arthur.

Incidents of the Day - The tug Bronson took the barge Quebec to Cape Vincent.

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

The yacht Temeraire won the races by five and two minutes respectively.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson and two pulp-laden barges, from the Saguenay, cleared for Erie.

The gusty east wind of yesterday bothered sailing vessels coming into the harbor. The Annandale had much difficulty in getting down to Crawford's wharf.

p.3 Yacht Club Situation - no subscriptions for new building have been solicited yet.

p.8 Race An Hour Late - yacht race at Rochester between Iroquois and Temeraire was an hour late in starting.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1905