The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1908

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Water Worked Down To Sand Bed.

The Davis Dry Dock is again out of commission. On Friday afternoon it was undermined by the water for the second time within a month, after having been in use a week. The dock had taken three weeks to repair before, and now it is likely to take as long as that to repair it the second time.

The first time the water wore away the foundation under the gates, and flooded the dock. A coffer dam was built and the dock worked well again. It seems, however, that under the clay there is a sand bed, and the water working down into the clay broken by the spiles, soon reached the sand bed and attacked the gates again. The company has not decided yet what method to adopt in the repair. Concrete may be used.

Steam Yacht Sank.

The steam yacht recently purchased by Francis Partridge, of the Crescent Wire Works, from Daniel Reeves, had an accident on Friday evening, and as a result she is now lying on her side under about four feet of water. The yacht was once the V.R.I., and was later owned by George Hammond and called the George H. She was purchased by Mr. Partridge a few days ago, and has not been running very well. On Friday evening she was taken out, and something going wrong with her steering gear, she ran into the new pier built by Daniel Reeves. The yacht struck the wharf so hard that she sprang a plank and began to leak. She listed heavily to the port side and sank. It is understood that the yacht is not very much damaged and can be easily raised.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Briton left Davis' dry dock for Oswego.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego, for coal for Toronto.

The schooner Tradewind cleared from the cotton mill for Charlotte to load coal.

The schooner Ford River cleared from Richardsons' with a load of feldspar for Charlotte.

The steam yacht Rowena, of Albany, was in port this morning on her way west with a private party.

The steamer D.D. Calvin cleared from Richardsons' Friday with a load of grain for Montreal.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared, Friday night, for Oswego, after unloading coal at Crawford's.

Swift's: steamer North King down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Belleville up today; steamer Dundurn up Sunday morning.

The steamer City of Montreal was at Swift's on Friday night, on her first trip west since her accident. The steamer had a large number of passengers and a heavy cargo of freight.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; the tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with two light barges; the tug Glide arrived from Montreal with two light barges, and cleared for Montreal, with one grain-laden barge; the steamer Glenmount passed up, Friday night, on her way from Sydney to Fort William with steel rails.

p.3 Gananoque - American steam yacht aground on shoal near Fullerton's Island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1908