The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1908

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Will Be Here From Fort William.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from river points today.

The steambarge John Randall cleared for Rideau canal points.

The schooner Clara arrived from Charlotte with coal for the Grove Inn.

The sloop Mary Louise (earlier listed as steambarge) is loading a general cargo for Rideau canal points.

The steambarge Navajo cleared for Oswego to load coal for Amherst Island.

The schooner Maxwell cleared for Conneaut to load coal for the penitentiary.

The dredge Sir Richard is at work on the locomotive works slip, at the foot of William street.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon will arrive today from Charlotte with coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Canadian arrived from Fort William with 75,000 bushels of wheat for Richardsons'.

The steamer Hinckley arrived from Oswego with two blue barges, and then cleared for Alexandria Bay.

Swift's: steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Aletha for Ogdensburg; steamer Dundurn down Tuesday morning.

By tonight there will arrive in the city close upon 500,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William for the Montreal Transportation company. The vessels to unload are the steamer Rosemount and consorts, the steamer Westmount and consorts, and the steamer Turret Crown. The tug Bartlett arrived from Fairhaven and Erie, with two coal barges, and the tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with three barges. The steamer Westmount will clear for Sydney, Cape Breton, and load rails for Fort William.

Amid the 1000 Islands - Travel Not Heavy This Season - Thousand Island Park still won't allow boats to land there on Sundays; rivalry between Folger and Visger boats still exists; steamer America had race with Castanet of the Visger line from Kingston to Clayton; Varuna began making her trips from Belleville and Bay ports to Thousand Island Park.

p.3 Incidents of the Day - The sloop Maggie L. is loading grain at bay ports for Richardsons.

p.5 Veteran River Man - Death of Capt. William Cuppernall, Sr., at Thousand Island Park, 78 years old; first he worked winters in the Clayton ship yard and sailed in the summer, then sailed on the old Northern line to Duluth; for the last 25 years he was a guide on the river.



The steamer Columbia is ashore at Ten Acre Shoal. The Columbia is a large grain steamer bound for the M.T. company with grain from Fort William.

Ten Acre Shoal is situated about half way between Nine Mile Point and Carruthers' farm. It is a rather dangerous place, and more than one vessel has struck it in recent years. It is not known yet how fast the steamer is aground, or whether she is badly injured or not. The Donnelly Wrecking company's steamers went up this afternoon to try and release her.

Richard Williamson, owner of the Columbia, came into the city this afternoon and reports that the steamer only ran on lightly, is in safe position and will be lightered at once. She is not damaged.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1908