The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1906

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a shoal just east of Thousand Island Park prevents big R. & O. steamers Kingston and Toronto from landing there; want U.S. marine department to blast shoal away.

No More Thefts Reported - on boats landing at Kingston.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner is at Booth's with coal from Sodus.

Crawford's: the schoonere Bertie Kalkins from Oswego with coal; the schooner Clara Youell with coal from Sodus.

Craig's: the steamer Varuna from Thousand Island Park to bay ports; the steamer Persia up; the steamer Cuba down today.

The M.T. company barge Valencia, damaged near the Galop rapids several weeks ago, entered Davis' drydock this afternoon for repairs.

Richardsons': the schooner Queen of the Lakes with coal from Charlotte; the schooner Suffel is loading feldspar for Charlotte; the schooner Theodore Voges cleared for Charlotte with feldspar.

The steamers Kingston and Toronto now leave Swift's wharf at 5:30 a.m., half an hour earlier than usual. This is on account of the earlier setting in of dusk, and the necessity of the lower steamers leaving Prescott earlier so as to run the rapids and reach Montreal before daylight fades.

M.T. company: the steamer S.N. Parent, from Duluth with 72,000 bushels of barley and 24,000 of flax; the tug Emerson from Charlotte with one coal barge, clearing again for Montreal with two grain laden barges; the tug Glide from Montreal with two light barges, returning with two grain laden.

Swift's: the steamer Dundurn down last night; the steamers North King and Kingston down and up yesterday; the steamer Belleville down yesterday; the steamer Arabian up; the steamer Toronto down this morning; the steamer Aletha from bay ports; the steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning.

The recent storm on the lake has delayed all the steamers and vessels considerably and few are arriving on time. The Cuba was due yesterday, but did not reach port till this morning. The Dundurn was also windbound, and instead of arriving here early yesterday forenoon, did not tie up till about midnight. Some little anxiety was felt on her account and numerous messages were received at the Yacht Club and other places during the day, to see if she was in sight. On the arrival of the steamer she collided with Swift's wharf, bow on and tore away several of the heavy beams.

Day's Episodes - "Jack the Diver," was busy at Swift's wharf this morning, endeavoring to bring up a gold bracelet lost by a passenger off the steamer Kingston this morning. A reward had been offered for its recovery. A large crowd of citizens watched the well-known diver at his efforts. He has a record of remaining several minutes under water

p.6 Two Vessels Burned - Cleveland, Aug. 27th - Two boats were lost in the harbor during the storm that swept over Lake Erie last night and this morning. To save herself the steamer Rhoada Stewart cast off the line to the barges William O'Grady and Agnes Potter. The Potter caught fire and burned. The O'Grady washed ashore. The Stewart headed for the harbor, but her steam pump was out of commission. She was burned near the breakwater. The crews were rescued.

Incidents of the Day - The tug Resolute is at Mooer's elevator. She is in charge of the famous "Cap" Sullivan, who is taking the place of Capt. Gowan, injured some time ago.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1906