The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1908

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p.2 Pontoons To Be Employed - The steamer Arundell, now on a shoal near Thousand Island Park, has been surrendered to the insurance companies, which have sent to Detroit for wrecking apparatus to float the big boat with pontoons. The work will begin Thursday. Previous efforts to release the boat with a tug have strained the plates, and it is said, stove a large hole in the bottom. The hull is now filled with five feet of water. The Arundell will be brought to Kingston, and repaired, and will, it is expected, resume her former trips before long.

Marine Paragraphs.

The sloop Pilot arrived light from Howe Island.

The steambarge Robert McDonald cleared for Sodus.

The steamer Rosedale with grain cleared for Prescott this morning.

The sloop Granger cleared from Richardsons' with wheat and corn for Napanee.

The schooner Trade Wind cleared for Oswego, to load coal for the electric light plant.

The dredge Sir Richard went into the government dry dock today, to undergo repairs.

The barge Bella, of the M.T. company, came out of the government dry dock yesterday.

The steamer Prince Rupert will tow the barge Ceylon to Toledo, to be loaded with pulp wood.

The schooner Jamieson discharged its cargo of coal at Anglin's, and will load feldspar at Richardsons'.

The schooner J.G. Blaine and barges are laid up at Ogdensburg, N.Y., on account of dull trade.

Swift's: The steamer Toronto, down and up today; steamer Rideau King will arrive from Ottawa tonight.

The tug Bartlett arrived from Ashtabula, with two coal barges, and cleared for Oswego, with two barges to load coal.

The steamer Prince Rupert arrived Thursday afternoon, from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat, for Richardsons' elevator.

The steambarge John Randall left Booth & Co.'s wharf, yesterday, went to Oswego, loaded coal and arrived back again in just seventeen hours.

The tug Frontenac, of the Calvin company, was caught down below the Cornwall canal, and is making the trip to Kingston around via the Rideau canal. To allow for this trip the spars had to be cut, and the smoke stack shortened. The steambarge Navajo was also among the vessels held up, and Capt. Corkey will also endeavor to make the trip to Kingston via the Rideau canal.

p.5 Rushing Repairs - 200 men at work at Cornwall canal, building coffer dam around break.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1908