The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1907

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M.T. Co.: steamer Glenmount from Fort William with 97,000 bushels of wheat.

Crawford's: The schooner Acacia, from Oswego with coal; steamer Missisquoi from Rockport today; the schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Sodus.

Swift's: government tug Scout on way to Trenton; steamer Kingston down and up; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Hamilton up tonight; steamer Dundurn east tomorrow morning; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa tomorrow morning.

Messrs. E.P. Godwin and P.J. Powers, Ottawa, were in the city yesterday. They are in the marine department employ, Ottawa, and the visit had to do with the tug Helene and the iron barges which are on their way to Halifax. Mr. Godwin has charge of the dredges of the eastern division of the great lakes. The Helena and her consorts have just been launched from the Collingwood Shipbuilding company's works. They left last evening, on the trip eastward.

Sank At The Wharf.

The motor boat What Next was sunk during the early hours of Tuesday morning at her moorings between Swift's wharf and the ferry boat landing. The What Next is one of the newest and best appointed boats on the river being owned by H.B. Crouse, Clayton, N.Y., and valued at $5,000. She is one of the greyhounds of the river, and there are few, if any, launches which can pass the trim little craft. On Monday with a party of Americans on board, a trip was made from Clayton to Kingston. The visitors remained here over night and tied their boat to the side of the ferry landing. Along came the sloop Laura D., Capt. Dodge, about 10:30 o'clock last night. The skipper wanted to make fast where the motor boat was and it was but the work of a few moments to move her broadside the space between the two slips. Everything looked snug enough, but the unforeseen happened. The heavy seas which arose during the night drove a floating timber against the bow of the motor boat and she quickly filled. This happened between three and four o'clock this morning, Police Constable Hughes and J. Cushing, of the Iroquois Hotel, arriving just in time to save some of the fixtures. When the yachtsmen came down later after a good night's repose they were amazed to find their craft missing. They lined the shore for some moments before the truth dawned upon them for the dark water almost hid the boat, as it lay on the bottom. Then it was work. The steamer Scout lay alongside at Swift's, and ropes were passed from her to the shore and beneath the launch. Thus was the disabled craft raised enough to allow the holes to be temporarily patched up, but had the Scout been elsewhere or her crew less kindly disposed much greater difficulty would have been experienced lifting the disabled speeder. The accident attracted quite a number of citizens to the spot this morning, and they viewed with interest the work of the wreckers.

p.5 Yacht Races Arranged - circuit races scheduled for 27th.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Cayuga left the dry dock today, and proceeded to Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1907