The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1905

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p.1 Wrecking Schooner Burnt - G.T.D. - property of George T. Davie & Sons - near Wye Rock, Quebec, while working on wreck of S.S. Bavarian.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down tonight.

The schooner Acacia is at the locomotive works with soft coal.

The schooner Freeman cleared for Belleville, to rest for the winter.

M.T. company wharf: tug Hall cleared down with three light barges.

The steambarge Navajo cleared from Richardsons' wharf for Quebec, with grain.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is at the penitentiary wharf, with coal from Charlotte.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville up this morning; steamer Picton down yesterday; steamer Aletha, bay ports.

The sloop Idlewild is lying in port awaiting an abatement of the storm before going to Wolfe Island to load hay.

The steamer Turret Crown, from Fort William, with wheat, is due at the M.T. company elevator tomorrow.

The tug Beaver is in the government dry dock receiving repairs to her hull. She is one of the gas buoy supply boats.

The government supply boat Scout, is at Craig's wharf getting her boiler covered. She will then leave to take up the buoys.

The steamer Rideau King was hauled on to the Kingston Foundry Marine railway today. She will undergo extensive repairs during the winter.

The steamer Simla and consort Burmah cleared from Garden Island Saturday night, the former for Fort William to load wheat and the latter for Toledo to load timber.

The schooners Tradewind from Oswego, and M.A. Lydon, from Charlotte with coal for Swift's, have been wind bound several days at Oswego, but are expected today.

The propeller Persia, which went ashore on the Narrows, near the mouth of the Murray canal, was released on Saturday afternoon by the Calvin company, after fifty tons of her cargo had been removed. She had settled on a mud bottom, and sustained scarcely any damage, and was able to proceed on her trip west.

Considerable anxiety is felt in Napanee for the welfare of the schooner Mary, of this port, which vessel left North Fair Haven, N.Y. on November 4th, loaded with coal for Napanee. Nothing has been heard from her since. The boats crew consisted of Captain Baird and three other sailors, all married and living in Napanee.

In Dead Man's Bay, E.H. Crosby can see the remains of gunboats sunk after the understanding of 1817 was reached with the United States.

p.6 Has Nothing To Say - Capt. W.E. Lobb, whose schooner, the Highland Beauty, sank at Cape Vincent, Thursday, was in the city today on business. He said he had nothing for publication. Asked if he would buy another boat, and again sail, he said: "I really can't say; the chances are I will be in the poor house in thirty days. About all I have are the clothes on my back, and they are scarcely dry." The cargo from the vessel is not yet all lightered.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1905