The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1907

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p.1 The Body Found - Fort William, June 7th - the body of James Jacques, fireman of the steamer Monarch, of Sarnia, found two miles from scene of wreck on Blake Point, Isle Royale.



And Do Away With The Marine Graveyard.

Objection is being raised to the north-eastern portion of the harbor being any longer continued as a marine graveyard. In the vicinity of what is known as Anglin's Bay, there are quite a number of old hulks sunk. These hulks are bothersome to gasoline yachtsmen who keep their boats down in that locality, and also are a disfigurement to the waterfront. This marine graveyard is exposed to the eye of people coming into the city by train and boat, and is not a very good advertisement for the city, any more than are the large undertaking signs that confront tourists landing at Wolfe Island. It is not long ago since the Portsmouth council forced the late Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company to remove some sunken barges from Hatter's Bay. The city council should show its hand. It has a harbor-master in William McCammon, and it should request him to report upon the hulks that are trespassing in and blocking part of the harbor which the city controls. Let the graveyard vessels or their remains be removed, or let them be blown to pieces on the next national holiday.

They Were Left Behind.

There were two very unhappy sailors in Kingston, Friday morning. They belonged to the crew of the steamer Topeka, which arrived a few days ago from Chicago, with corn. The vessel cleared Friday morning, but the bluecoats stayed with the wine cup too long, at an uptown hotel, and this was the cause of their missing the boat. When they hastened down to the M.T. company's slip, they were told that the steamer had been gone an hour and a half. They had left the boat in their shirt sleeves and all their belongings were on board the vessel. Their home is in Buffalo, and they left for that city at noon.

Received Their Discharge.

The several sailors of the steamyacht Corona, who went off on a spree, and were arrested, appeared this afternoon before United States Consul H.D. Van Sant, and were discharged by the captain of the yacht. At a foreign port, such discharge can be made only before the consul. The sailors left on the Cape Vincent boat at two o'clock.

Marine Intelligence.

The schooner Acacia will clear for Sodus today for coal.

The steamer Missisquoi was here yesterday from Rockport.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared, today, for Charlotte, to load coal.

M.T. Co.: The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with four light barges and cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; the steamer Topeka cleared for Chicago.

Swift's: Yacht Topeka called this morning on her way across the border; steamer Picton up last night; steamer Toronto down and up; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa yesterday; steamer City of Montreal from Montreal today.

The tug Kate, sunk near Farran's Point a few days ago, was raised by Calvin's wrecker, and after undergoing repairs, arrived at Richardsons' today, with a grain barge in tow, looking none the worse for its experience. The members of the crew state that they had rather an exciting experience.

Richardsons': The schooner Lizzie Metzner is loading feldspar, for Sodus Point; the sloop Granger has arrived from Belleville with a cargo of cement for Lemmon & Son, King street; the sloop Maggie L. arrived from bay ports with grain; the tug Nellie Reid cleared for Montreal with the barge Josephine, loaded with oats; the sloop Pilot cleared for Napanee with wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1907