The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1906

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p.1 To Try to Rescue Steamer - Sarnia, May 15th - Attempts to release the steamer Pilgrim, on Bell Buoy Reef, near Pointe aux Barques, on the Michigan side of Lake Huron, have been unsuccessful, and the powerful tug Sarnia, of the Reid fleet, has been sent to the Pilgrim. The Sarnia carried with her two thousand feet of line.

At South Bay - May 14th - The government have a gang of men working on False Ducks at the dwelling house.... Claude Coll (sic - Cole ?) has let out the job of digging a passage into the pond at Main Ducks, to the Donnelly company of Kingston.

They are to make eight feet of water, making a fine harbor for yachts. The cost will be $800. The yacht Ripple made her second trip to Kingston, bringing up flour and fuel, Capt. William Turnbull having charge. Owing to the hard times caused by the late threatened coal strike, the owners of the Jane Gunion have decided to sell her. Capt. Elisha Wellbanks is about taking her. The ship builder at Port Milford has the yacht belonging to Earl Collier about completed. She is to be not less than an eighteen knot boat. William Turnbull and wife start for Toronto this morning to go on board of the Keewatin.



Crawford's wharf: Schooner Clara Youell cleared for Oswego.

The government cruiser Speedy is awaiting at Crawford's wharf the arrival of two dredge scows from Ottawa. It will tow them to Toronto.

M.T. company elevator: steamers Turret Crown and Strathcona, from Fort William with 180,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson up with three light barges, and cleared down with four grain-laden.

James B. Conway, Kingston, took to Brockville, on Sunday, a launch, which N.B. Colcock purchased from him. The craft looks to be seaworthy and staunch, and goes some, judging from the fact that the trip was made from Kingston to Brockville in four and one half hours.


Marine Notes.

The barge Cornwall left the drydock this morning.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria passed down early this morning.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared this morning for Oswego for coal for Anglin.

Swift's wharf: schooner Queen of the Lakes from Sodus, with coal; steamer Hamilton passed up yesterday.

The steamer Argyle came down from Portsmouth, today, to finish fitting out at the government dry dock pier. It is expected she will go up to Toronto next week.

The M.T. company's barge Cobourg entered the dry dock this morning. She will have considerable planking done to repair the hole made when she sank near Cornwall.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1906