The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1909

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p.1 Damaged at Port Colborne - The steamer Glenellah, Capt. Mackie, of the Inland Navigation company, bound from Montreal to Fort William, with a general cargo, while going out of the harbor this morning, struck the east breakwater, badly damaging her bow and displacing a portion of the breakwater wall. The steamer's forward compartment is filled with water and the boat is now back in the harbor, waiting instructions as to docking. The Glenellah's steering gear became clogged, causing the accident.



Halifax, N.S., Aug. 2nd - There was towed into Charlottetown, last evening, the freight steamer Turret Bell, stranded three years ago on the north side of Prince Edward Island during a big gale which wrecked several vessels. The Turret Bell was chartered by the Inverness Coal company. She is of 2,200 tons and 250 feet long. James Reid, Sarnia, took the contract to float her. His son, Capt. H.R. Reid, with a powerful tug, worked last year, using powerful jacks and compressed air. Additional work was done this year. The high tide of Saturday morning gave him the chance he had been waiting for and he managed to pull the vessel off. She is in good shape, and used her own steam in proceeding to Charlottetown.


The steamer Stranger is now making trips to Clayton each day via Gananoque.

The steambarge Westport arrived at the Grove Inn from Deseronto, with a cargo of wood.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Charlotte on Saturday, and towed over a couple of yachts from this city.

The tug Tim Healey and barge arrived from Deseronto with a cargo of wood and is unloading at Portsmouth.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down today; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Belleville west on Saturday; steamer Dundurn east Saturday; steamer City of Montreal east; steamer Nevada up.

The yacht Aida, of Toronto, was at the long pier, Portsmouth, on Saturday, with the owner, H.J. Carter, and party, who have been making a cruise of Lake Ontario, paying a visit to Bowmanville, Cobourg, Brighton, Belleville and Deseronto, on the way here. On Saturday night the Aida cleared for Charlotte and Oswego.

p.8 Will Remove The Hulks - Councilor Michael Kennedy, Portsmouth, says that the owners of three of the sunken hulls in Hatter's Bay are taking steps to have their ownings removed. No one responsible for the steamer Island Queen has yet been found.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1909