The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1906

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On Saturday Claude Lucas, Martin Deal and Edward Boscoe, employees of the Knowlton paper mill, Watertown, N.Y., with the naptha launch Rens, left Three Mile Bay for what was supposed to be been a two hours' cruise. Not returning when expected, the relatives and friends became somewhat anxious. Sunday and Monday passed and that night, a search party started off. On Tuesday afternoon, Claude Lucas sent this message to his father, from Picton: "Rudder post broke; went ashore on Pigeon Island. Can't get away until pulled off."

The power boat Kingfisher, owned by C.H. Denison, of Binghamton, has joined Lake Ontario's big submarine fleet. Capt. Hagedorn, of the Big Sandy live saving crew, has found pieces of awning, oil can and other wreckage along the shore and parts of this were sent to Mr. Denison who at once recognized the wreckage as belonging to his boat. The Kingfisher was bound for Oswego when her engine gave out and the party abandoned her for a dinghy. They let out the anchor with 200 feet of line, hoping that it would keep the boat off the shore. The chances are that if the boat ever got where the anchor took hold, she immediately foundered.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Clara Youell from Sodus is at Booth's with coal.

The steamer Missisquoi from Rockport was at Craig's today.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner cleared from Crawford's for Oswego.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is at Richardsons' with coal from Charlotte.

A number of pleasure yachts were in at Craig's wharf yesterday afternoon.

The water was quite rough on the lake and river today, but not sufficiently so as to interfere with the running time of any of the steamers.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Charlotte with two barges; tug Bronson from Montreal with four barges; the steamer A.D. Davidson cleared for Duluth; the tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with four barges.

At Swift's: steamer Picton up; steamer Kingston down; the steamer Rideau King left for Ottawa this morning; the steamer City of Montreal from Montreal is expected in tomorrow; the steamer Dundurn was due today from Montreal.

p.7 Wolfe Island Council - Sept. 12th - Moved, Russell-Horne, that the reeve and clerk be empowered to sign a contract with James Swift & Co., for lease of their dock. Moved, Flynn-Russell, that these steamboat accounts be paid: H. Cummings, 1 month, captain, $50; R. Berry, 31 days as mate, $41.32; D.J. Leslie, one month, engineer, $66.66; R. Bustard, 31 days deckhand, $20.06; J. Compeau, 31 days deckhand, $20.06; George Suddar, 31 days fireman, $36.16; Miss Sadie Fairman, 31 days cook, $21.66; Gregory Keegan, 750 meals, $90; Queen City Oil company, case castor oil, $7.92; Calvin Co., limited, amount of account, $10.40; E. Slater and Co., amount of account, $1.79.

p.8 The S.S. Rosemount Released - The Kingston manager of the M.T. company, L.L. Henderson, has been advised that the S.S. Rosemount, after being lightened of her coal cargo, was released from the rocks at Detour light and was expected to reach the Soo this afternoon, where she will go into dry dock for examination. She was making a little water.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1906