The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1907

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p.2 Met Good, Vigorous Weather - Last night's weather on the lake would give the sailing yacht Adele a good workout. The intention was to sail her right through to Toronto without stop. The two English salt-water sailors, who came out with her, were in great glee over the prospect of showing off the Adele on the lake. The captain of the Toronto yacht Zoraya was in charge. The Adele had her cruising sails on.


The schooner Acacia has arrived from Oswego, with 385 tons of coal for Crawford's.

The steamer Algonquin, on her last trip up the lake, struck a submerged wreck or water-logged scow off Whitefish Point.

Robert Cross, purser on the steamer Brockville, of the R. & O. line, last summer, will be the company's representative at Alexandria Bay this season.

Swift's: schooner Clara from Sodus with soft coal; steamers Toronto down; Hamilton up this morning; Belleville up tonight; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

In future all captains of Canadian vessels arriving at Fort William must produce for inspection by the customs officers the articles of agreements with members of their crew. This is with a view of enforcing the law, which calls for all captains to sign agreements with their seamen.

Richardson's: The steamer Midland Queen is expected from Fort William with oats; the steamer Cuba is expected from Montreal tomorrow, to load grain; the schooner J.B. Kitchen cleared for Charlotte, with 536 tons of feldspar; the steamer City of New York is loading pressed hay at Adolphustown; the steambarge Navajo will arrive from Montreal tomorrow with freight.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Britannic arrived from Chicago, with 58,000 bushels of corn; the steamer Topeka arrived from Chicago with 45,000 bushels of corn, and cleared for Prescott with the cargo; the tug Emerson arrived from Charlotte, with two coal barges; the steamer Fairmount and barges Melrose and Quebec, loaded with grain, are expected tonight from Fort William; the tug Emerson cleared for Charlotte with two coal barges; the tug Mary cleared for Montreal with two coal barges, and one grain barge.

Last night or rather early this morning the elements were at their worst and wind and wave made it more than interesting for the sailors. The schooner Clara, coming over from Sodus with a load of soft coal, for Swift's, was forced to lie to under shelter of the point while the steamer Hamilton could not make the wharf at all and ran into Garden Island for a couple of hours, coming over to her moorings this morning. The steamer Toronto had her troubles also and imitated the Kingston on her initial trip by tearing away part of the pier. Farther along the harbor the M.T. company's tug, and the steamer Rideau King, tied up in Anglin's Bay, were blown from their places and gave the mariners some trouble keeping things ship shape.

Had A Serious Fall - Alfred Forsythe, a ship carpenter, residing in Portsmouth and employed at the government dry dock was carrying a block of wood used to jack up the vessels in dock; in attempting to throw it to bottom of lock it caught on his clothing and dragged him down the stone steps; taken to hospital - one gash took 16 stitches.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1907