The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1905

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The schooner Theodore Voges cleared for Charlotte last night.

Booth's wharf: schooner Annandale from Oswego with coal.

The schooner Lydon cleared for Charlotte to load coal for Gananoque.

The schooner Tradewind, from Sodus, is discharging coal at Folger's wharf.

The schooner Collier, which ran ashore at McDonald's Cove, is in Davis' drydock for repairs.

The steamer Cardinal came out of the government dry dock today after being in a week receiving an overhauling.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down and up; North King from Charlotte; Hamilton down tonight; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

Craig's wharf: yacht Wherenow from T.I. Park; propeller Cuba up this morning; steamers Alexandria and Waterlily up tonight.

The steamer Glengarry is loading pulpwood at Cape Vincent for Oswego. A pinflat belonging to Loomis, Montreal, was dashed against the breakwater during a recent windstorm and sprang a leak. She now lies within the shelter of the pier and her cargo is being shifted to the Glengarry.


Dorothy Libelled.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 25th - The steamer Dorothy, loaded with dynamite and bound up the canal, was libelled today, and tied up at St. Catharines. Captain T. Donnelly, of Kingston, and a lawyer from Kingston pinned the papers on her. The Dorothy and Plummer had a collision in the lower canal on Monday afternoon. Capt. White, of the steamer Dorothy, says that when coming out of the canal locks, the Plummer blew one whistle for each boat to keep to its own side, and he answered back one whistle. Afterwards the Plummer blew two whistles to take opposite sides, but he kept his own place, not answering when the Plummer struck him in the bluff of the bow, doing considerable damage. The Dorothy was backing up at the time of the accident happened, for if the dynamite had exploded terrible loss of life would have resulted. The Plummer was in charge of Capt. B. Atkinson, former mate, and it was his first trip as captain; Captain McKay, former captain, having tendered his resignation to take command of a new boat running out from the old country.

Which Was Responsible? - The seizure of the steamer Dorothy, over the collision with the steamer Plummer down the river, at the entrance to one of the canals, brings out the opinion of some mariners that the Toronto boat was as much to blame. In fact they think the Dorothy blameless. The latter had a hole knocked in her bow. The hearing in the marine court will be watched with interest.

Caspian's Last Down Trip - Tomorrow the steamer Caspian makes her last trip of the season from Charlotte to Kingston and the Thousand Islands. For the next ten days she will run to the Toronto exhibition. On September 9th she returns here to go into her "lay up" quarters.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1905