The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1906

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The schooner Cornelia, which went ashore on Thursday night last, at Pigeon Island, was released Monday afternoon by the Calvin company. The schooner is now at Garden Island awaiting orders. Capt. Desmore says that the schooner suffered very little damage, and is loud in his praise for the Calvin company, for the work that was done. It is only fair to mention that the Calvin company have made no failures up to date, and this is a most creditable showing.

"The vessel has suffered no great injury and is still in good condition," said Capt. Desmore to a representative of the Whig. "We had quite a time, but I am glad that we escaped with such little damage."

The Calvin company arrived on the scene on Friday morning, and the staff was busy on the job every day, and work was continued all through one night. It was exactly 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, when the vessel was released. Had the weather proved favorable, the vessel no doubt would have been released sooner. One day the work had to be given up on account of the stormy weather, and this of course delayed matters.

The Cornelia was loaded with coal for Crawford's. It was reported at the time of the mishap that half of the cargo had been thrown overboard. This, however, was not the case, only a small amount having been taken off.

Marine Paragraphs.

Richardsons': steamer Midland Queen has arrived from Fort William with wheat.

M.T. Co.: tug Thomson will arrive from Montreal today, and will clear with three barges.

Swift's: steamer Belleville out today; steamer Aletha down and up the bay today; steamer Dundurn down today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

Craig's: steamer Alexandria down last night; steamer Stranger up from Smith's Falls last night; steamer Persia down tonight; steamer Cuba down last night; steamer Waterlily down last night; steamer Niagara up yesterday.

p.8 Yachting Matters - meeting at Kingston Yacht Club; delegates appointed to the Lake Yacht Racing Association annual meeting to be held at Hamilton on Nov. 3rd; an Eastern Racing Circuit suggested to include Gananoque, Kingston, Bay of Quinte, Chaumont Bay and other eastern harbors.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1906