The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1909

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Dispute Over Ownership of Vessel.

One of the derelicts in Portsmouth Bay, which has been ordered removed, is the steamer Island Queen, formerly owned by Capt. T.J. Craig. There is now a dispute as to the ownership of this vessel, and the Portsmouth council do not know whom to hold responsible. If no one admits ownership the council will have to remove the sunken vessel itself, and hold it for the costs.

Harbor Master McCammon is looking after the sunken vessels in the lower city harbor. If the owners do not soon comply with the council's order, they will be summoned before the police magistrate by the harbor master, who has authority from the city council to do so.

Marine Paragraphs.

The steamer Dundurn passed up this morning.

There is still a remarkable dullness in marine circles.

The steambarge Navajo is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Fairhaven with a cargo of coal for the cotton mill.

The steamer Dunellam, loaded with grain from Fort William, passed on her way to Montreal today.

The steamer City of New York cleared from the penitentiary with a cargo of stone for Toronto.

William McNeil, jr., has taken a position as purser on the steamer Mapleton, and not the Dundurn, as stated.

M.T. Co.: tug Thomson from Cape Vincent, two barges, cleared for Montreal with five barges, three grain-laden and two light; tug Emerson cleared for Charlotte with two barges for coal; the steamer Kinmount cleared for Fort William.

p.5 Yacht Insurance Unsettled - on gasoline yacht Caprice, burned in the government dry-dock last Friday.

New $50,000 Ferry - Liverpool, N.S., July 29th - Five weeks en route from Wilmington, the new ferry steamer Miss Vandenburg, built for the C.P.R. ferry service between Prescott and Ogdensburg, arrived here yesterday. She was built at a cost of $50,000. She is an ice-breaker and is fitted with independent engines and burns oil for fuel. The steamer had a very rough passage, but she sustained no damage.


Ogdensburg, July 28th - The car ferry steamer International, which plied for many years between this city and Prescott sank in fifteen feet of water at the shipyard here during last night. The sinking was due to the opening of seams in the hull. The stern of the boat is on the river bottom and about forty feet of the boat's length is under water. The steamer belonged to the Canadian Pacific Car & Transfer Co., Limited. The boat will be raised. The International had been out of commission and tied up at the shipyard dock for a year. No one was aboard her when she went down.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1909