The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1908

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p.1 Pith of the News - The Welland canal break was prepared on Wednesday and boats passed through.



The schooner Acacia, of Kingston, beached on the shore at Bull Rock Point, about three miles from Sacket's Harbor, N.Y., in a gale of wind, is still on the shore with her cargo of coal intact. She is resting easily; there have been no high winds and the lake is comparatively calm, so there will be no further injury unless another gale of wind occurs before her release.

Capt. Simmons, the owner and captain of the schooner, with his son, is trying to dispose of the cargo of coal that he may light her off the shore. He declares that he has done his last sailing; that his work along that line terminated on Tuesday night, July 7th, after many years spent upon the waters of the lakes.



The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Missisquoi was up today from river points.

The steambarge Navajo cleared today for Hamilton, to load iron for Quebec.

The schooner Maxwell is undergoing some repairs, at the Kingston foundry.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego, with coal for the asylum.

The tug King and two scows arrived from Montreal, and cleared for Toronto.

The schooner Jamieson arrived at Richardsons' to load feldspar for Charlotte.

The G.T.R. car ferry boat at Cobourg will arrive here tomorrow, and enter the government dry dock for repairs.

Swift's: steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steamer Aletha, from bay points, today.

It is expected that Davis' dry dock will be ready for use in another week's time. The work of building a dam outside the gate is pretty well completed.

The local marine inspectors have made exceptionally close inspection of steamers this season, and the steamers America and Pierrepont are reported to be in better condition than ever before. Both boats are splendidly equipped.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: The steamer Scotsman arrived from Ogdensburg, to load grain for Quebec; the steamer Monteagle is loading grain for Buffalo; the tug Glide cleared for Montreal with one grain barge; the steamer Westmount and barge Quebec cleared for Fort William, the Westmount being loaded with rails from Sydney; the steamer Rosemount and barge Hamilton, loaded with grain from Fort William, are reported in the Welland canal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1908