The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1905

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Heavy Seas Are Pounding on the Schooner Annandale.

The schooner Annandale is still lying on the Charity Shoal, the weather having been too bad for the wrecking vessels to get near her. There was a very heavy sea all last night and it is doubtful if the Annandale will come down here except in pieces. The cargo is insured, but the vessel is not. It is possible that the marine department will be asked to make good the loss sustained, on the ground that the Pigeon Island light was at fault in not revolving as it should have done. Affidavits of the crew to this effect were taken today.

In 1889, while running before a gale of wind, the Annandale went ashore opposite Mimico and had a narrow escape from going to pieces at that time.

Movement of Vessels.

The schooner New Dominion is here from Oswego with coal for James Mallen.

Craig's wharf - Propeller Persia down, this morning; steamer Niagara down tonight.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes after discharging her coal cargo at Wolfe Island, will load feldspar at Richardson's wharf.

The steamer New Island Wanderer went on the Cape Vincent route today. The steamer America will go into winter quarters.

The steamer Hamilton resumed her route today. When the machinery was examined at Toronto, the break was found more extensive than at first supposed.

The tug James Norris and dredge scow, owned by Haney, Davis & Co., are in the government dry dock for repairs. They are en route from St. John, N.B. to Toronto.

Swift's wharf: Steamer Belleville down, last night; steamer Picton, up, tonight; steamer Rideau King, for Ottawa, this morning; schooner Theo. Voges, with coal from Charlotte.

M.T. Co. wharf: Tug Emerson up with three light barges and cleared down with two, one coal and one grain laden; S.S. Westmount and consorts Melrose and Minnedosa due tonight from Fort William with 280,000 bushels of wheat.

The Hull Spread - Tuesday night at Wolfe Island dock, the old propeller Scotia used by William Allinson, as a coal shed, collapsed, and dumped between four and five hundred tons of coal into the river. This will mean a loss of close to $1,000. Some years ago the propellor Scotia was condemned as unfit for navigation. She was towed across the river, sunk on her bottom at the dock and for over ten years has been used for coal. The collapse was due to the hull of the boat "spreading."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1905