The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1905

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Winnie Wing cleared for Charlotte.

The schooner M.A. Lydon cleared this morning for Charlotte.

G.T.R. wharf: The schooner Ariadne, with twenty-eight tons of hay, from Wolfe Island.

The steamer Myles passed up this morning, en route from Montreal to upper lake ports, with general cargo.

Craig's wharf: propellor Persia down this morning; propellor Lake Michigan up tonight; steamer Niagara down tonight.

The schooner Annandale is disappearing from Charity Shoal, the waves having gradually washed her off into deep water. It is yet hoped to get her spars.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Rideau King left for Ottawa this morning; steamer Aletha, bay ports; steamer Picton up tonight; steamer H.M. Pellatt up last night.

B.W. Folger and the Donnelly Wrecking company's outfit will leave for Trenton on Saturday to raise the hulk of the propellor Melbourne, which Mr. Folger purchased. It is expected it can be floated in three days.

Capt. Thomas Donnelly has just returned from Alpena, Mich., where he disposed of the hull and cargo of the steamer D.H. Birkhead. The steamer was bound for Racine, Wisconsin, with coal and was disabled by the blowing out of her cylinder head. She was taken into Alpena for repairs, and while there took fire and was burned. Her cargo was insured in a Buffalo company, the hull in a British company. The cargo and hull were sold to an Alpena firm.

The Montreal Transportation company is expecting to do much business this fall in handling western grain. They have all their boats in commission, in fact have had them busily engaged since navigation opened. The managers think the government should so deepen the Welland canal that vessels of 10,000 tons burthen could bring their cargoes, without breaking bulk, from the west to Kingston. Grain thus carried can be delivered in Montreal at a cheaper rate than by any other route.

p.8 Coal Steamer On Rocks - Buffalo, Oct. 12th - The steamer Charles Burton, Capt. Thomas McDermott, with coal from Buffalo for Toledo, is ashore at Barcelona. Assistance has been asked for, and while the vessel is on the rocks, it is believed she can be floated if help arrives promptly.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1905