The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1907

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The schooneer Fleetwing, which was reported to have been lost, but which turned up safe at South Bay, arrived here in the harbor today, and will take on a cargo of cans for a canning factory at South Bay, Port Milford. The cans will be shipped here today, and it is expected that the schooner will be able to clear tomorrow night. Three cars of cans will arrive.

Although the Fleetwing is quite an old boat, one of the crew stated that when she got into the big sea she did not spring one leak, and that the pumps were not used.

"She might look a little rough," said one of the crew, "but she is still able to go the rounds." Capt. Taylor, of Belleville, is in charge of the schooner.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Acacia cleared today for Fairhaven, to take on a cargo of coal for Crawford's.

The steamer Tecumseh arrived at Garden Island, from Toledo, Ohio, with a cargo of timber.

Edward Paradis, a well known Kingston marine man, has been appointed captain on the barge Melrose. The Melrose cleared yesterday for Fort William.

Swift's: Steamers Belleville down last night; Picton up today; North King down and up today; Toronto down and up today; Rideau Queen took a large excursion to Clayton last evening.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Davidson arrived from Duluth, with 79,800 bushels of flaxseed; steamer John Lambert, from Duluth, with 79,800 bushels of flaxseed; tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with two light barges and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges; steamer Fairmount and barge Melrose cleared for Fort William; the tug Emerson cleared for Erie with two pulpwood barges.

Blaze On A Yacht - yacht Temeraire had jib burned.

p.3 Gananoque, Aug. 21st - The government supply boat Scout, accompanied by the tug Reserve, with the acetylene gas plant in tow, is in port.

Racing For A "Tow."

St. Catharines, Aug. 22nd - According to residents of Port Dalhousie who daily witness them, the races between tugs at that port out into the lake for "tows" are liable one day to result in a lake tragedy. Yesterday a barge with a cargo of oil on board was coming to Port Dalhousie to go on the canal towed by her own tug. As American tugs cannot tow in the Welland canal, the three local tugs who happened to be in the harbor made a race for the barge's line. In his eagerness to get the line, the master of one of the racing trio, the Escort, ran his tug between the barge and her own tug, a reckless thing to do, and the barge struck the Escort amidships with a bang, and nearly sent her to the bottom.

p.5 Quick Work - The government dry dock is again in operation after having her pump wheel and gate fixed. This reflects credit on the Kingston Foundry and dry dock employees.

p.8 Steamer Released - The steamer Pellatt, of the Canadian freight line, has been released from her position on the shoal near Calumet Island. The steamer is now lying at anchor in the bay at Clayton. As soon as the freight on the schooner Grantham is reloaded the boat will go on to Montreal. It is not thought that her injuries are very severe.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1907