The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1906

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p.1 Harry Smith Killed - Detroit, Sept. 19th - wheelsman, 24, from Sombra, Ont., fell into hold of steamer Mitchell at Escanaba, Mich.

A Peculiar Accident - Hamilton, Sept. 19th - John Frawley, deckhand on Macassa, got foot caught in dock line, lost foot.



The steamer Toronto passed down this morning.

The schooner Pilot is loading oats at Wolfe Island.

The steamer Persia was in at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Aletha cleared this afternoon for bay ports.

The yacht Nokomis from Alexandria Bay is at Craig's wharf.

The tug Bronson arrived today from Montreal with three barges.

The steamer Belleville touched at Swift's this afternoon, on her down trip.

The schooner R. McDonald cleared today for Cape Vincent to load lumber.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is loading feldspar at Richardsons' for Charlotte.

The steamer Glengarry and tow are loading at Richardsons' elevator for Quebec ports.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared today from Booth's for Charlotte to load coal for Deseronto.

The steamers Stranger and Rideau Queen, which left for up the Rideau early this morning, had quite an exciting race, as to which would first secure the bridge.

p.8 The Harbor Shoal - Capt. J.H. Scott, late captain of the steamer Persia, in speaking this morning of recent accidents to vessels, pointed out what a benefit the shoal, better known as the "Gunn Shoal," which fronts the harbor between Swift's wharf and Craig's wharf, is to the marine interests of this city. The shoal, Capt. Scott claims, acts as a natural breakwater to the front, and without it the harbor of Kingston, in that special vicinity, would not always be as calm and serene as it is. In his estimation it is superior to the one constructed by the United States government at Cape Vincent.

Melrose Stranded - The Canadian schooner Melrose, bound down, in tow of the steamer Fairmount, took a sheer and stranded at the entrance to the Canadian channel, Sault Ste. Marie. The vessel is out two feet and is leaking. She is loaded with wheat and will have to be lightered before she can be released.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1906