The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1906

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p.1 Tug Boat Burned - Fort William, Ont., Aug. 24th - It has just been learned that on one of the tugs returning to Fort William from Port Arthur in some way a lamp upset, which exploded, and in a few minutes the fire was beyond control. The three men who were on board jumped into a rowboat, and reached shore. The tug drifted out to the lake and is a total loss. It was valued at $7,000.



The barge Recruit is unloading coal at the penitentiary wharf.

M.T. Co.: The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with five barges and cleared for the same port with four.

Richardsons': the steamer Theodore Voges is loading feldspar; the barge Davies cleared for Montreal with 40,000 bushels of grain.

To Float The Bavarian.

Information was received on 'change that an attempt will be made within the next week to float the S.S. Bavarian, of the Allan line, which went ashore on Crane Island, below Quebec, last September, while on her way out to the ocean. Capt. Lesslie, of Kingston, well known in Canadian shipping circles, will undertake the work, and as the Bavarian is a huge boat, and her position on the rocks is anything but convenient for her removal, it is expected that Capt. Lessllie will find the task of floating the steamer a very difficult one. [Montreal Witness]

Gale Delays Steamer.

A severe gale blew on the lake last night, and this morning a high sea was running. The huge steamer Kingston was wind-bound at Charlotte and passed down the river this morning three hours late. Passengers say it was fearfully rough and many were sick. There were fully 300 people making the trip to the islands, and the wind was so chilly overcoats were resorted to. The Rochester polo ponies for tomorrow's race were brought over on the steamer from the Flower City.

Steambarge Waterlily passed up from Montreal to Picton today.

The schooner W.J. Suffel, unloading coal at Booth's, was towed to Crawford's last night to finish lightening her cargo. She will clear for Oswego.

The steambarge Wissoe, with a party from Pittsburg, who have been fishing in the Bay of Quinte, was in port today en route to Clayton.

p.5 A Captain's Trouble - Capt. Pike, of the sloop Ariadne, was airing some troubles this morning. At conclusion of police court, he wanted to get out a search warrant for the schooner W.J. Suffel, for a hatch, which he claimed as his property and which was aboard the other schooner. Before seeking legal methods he was advised to ask for his property. Matters were soon set aright. It seems some three weeks ago Pike left his hatch on Crawford's wharf in care of the wharfinger, who later loaned it to Capt. Dix, of the Suffel. When Pike returned to port and saw his property on the other boat he was ready for law, but when asked Capt. Dix readily gave up the hatch and Pike was sent smiling away.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1906