The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1908

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p.2 Gananoque's Big Day - Kathleen of Kingston beaten by Crescent of Watertown - yacht race results.

p.5 Collided With a Steamer - Belleville, Ont., Aug. 20th - While coming to this port, this morning, the schooner Dundee, when two miles down the bay, was run into by the steamer Varuna and had her port bow stove in. A passenger on the Varuna, R. Smith, had his leg broken. The Varuna was somewhat damaged, but left on her course. The Dundee's damage was about $500.


The schooner Cornelia cleared from Booth's for Oswego.

The steambarge John Randall is at Richardsons', loading grain for Washburn.

Swift's: steamer North King, down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay ports.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Charlotte, and the schooner Maxwell cleared for Conneaut. Both vessels were tied up by the high wind.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: The tug Glide, from Montreal, with two barges; the steamer Rosemount arrived from Montreal last night, on her way west; the steamer Glenmount, and barge Hamilton will arrive from the west today on the way to Montreal.


The Drill Was Wrecked.

Amherstburg, Aug. 19th - At an early hour this morning, the large drill of the M. Sullivan fleet was injured in a premature explosion of dynamite, which had just been placed in the holes in the rock alongside of the drill in about twenty feet of water. In some mysterious manner the charge went up instead of down. The drill was badly wrecked. The crew of ten men all escaped with slight injuries, with the exception of the foreman, Stephen Austin, who is supposed to be seriously injured. The drill was working at Bar Point, on the United States government work, about two miles from this point.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1908