The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1908

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Ariadne Sprang A Leak on Way to Kingston.

The sloop Ariadne, loaded with nineteen tons of hay and straw, and on her way from Wolfe Island to Kingston, sprung a leak, and had to be towed to Garden Island. Capt. Joseph Laughlin and his men were in no danger, as they were able to put out in their punt.

The sloop has been laid up practically all summer, and it is stated, was not in a fit condition to make the trip. When sails were hoisted, and a little squall was encountered, the strain was too heavy, and she commenced to fill with water. The steamer Wolfe Islander came to the rescue, but found that the crew were safe in the boats, and later the sloop was towed to Garden Island by the tug Frontenac. The cargo received such a wetting that it will practically be of no use.

There is talk of some of the schooners being laid up this week. The season has been a fairly good one, the one great drawback being the fog and smoke, which was experienced some few weeks ago.

Swift's: steamer Belleville, west, Wednesday night; schooner Cornelia cleared for Oswego today; schooner Keewatin cleared for Sodus, Wednesday night.

The schooner Cornelia cleared for Sodus to load coal.

The steamer Pierrepont left for the foot of Wolfe Island, to tow over the dredge Sir Richard Cartwright and tug Trudeau, working there for several weeks. The tug Trudeau's boilers gave out, and will have to be repaired.

The schooner (sic) Dunellum arrived from Fort William, lightered her cargo of 21,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' and then discharged the balance at the M.T. company's elevator.

The schooner (sic) Business arrived at the locomotive works with coal from Erie.

M.T. company's elevator: The steamer Glenellah arrived from Fort William, with 84,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson from Montreal, with two barges, cleared for that port, with two grain-laden barges; steamers Crowe, Acadian and Meaford cleared for the upper lakes.

The steambarge Navajo loaded grain at Richardsons' elevator and cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Rideau King left for Portland at noon; the steamer can not get all the way to Ottawa on account of the low water. She was a few hours late on her up trip on account of running aground.

p.5 The rear range light at Weller's Bay, Lake Ontario, has been discontinued by the marine department.



Two sailors off the steamer Canadian came to the police station, today, to see if the constables could help them get their money from the captain. The men said that they had shipped on the steamer at the Welland canal on the up trip, signing articles for a round trip. When the steamer arrived here on the down trip, the men quit and demanded their money which the captain refused to give. The men claimed that when the cargo is taken out of the vessel the trip is over, and therefore, they were entitled to their money. The police told them they could not do anything, and they would have to see a lawyer. The men said that they would do so, as they wanted to get their money before the vessel pulled out.

Day's Episodes - The tug Hercules arrived at noon from Quebec on her way to Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1908