The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1909

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p.1 Beached at Galloup Island - Oswego, Aug. 3rd - Capt. Anderson, of the life-saving station, received notice yesterday that a yacht was beached at Galloup island, in the St. Lawrence, about twenty miles from here, on Wednesday or Thursday of last week. The name of the yacht was unknown. The description given was that the boat was twenty six feet over all with a spoon bow. Her spar was missing, having been broken off close to the deck. In the cabin were canned meats and vegetables and two sack coats.

p.3 Had A Jolly Time - held a dance at new yacht club-house at Cape Vincent.

p.5 Caused Heavy Damage - Port Colborne, Aug. 3rd - As a result of the steamer Glenellah, owned by the Inland Navigation company, of Hamilton, running into the breakwater here early yesterday morning, damage to the extent of $20,000 to $30,000 to the structure was done. The breakwater, which is forty feet wide, and of solid cement construction, was split open all the way across.



The steambarge Waterlily passed down last night.

The steamer Sowards, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at Crawford's.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Rockport today.

The barge Montreal, of the Montreal transportation company, was hauled out on the ways today for repairs.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf, last night, on the way to Quebec, and had her full complement of passengers. The freight traffic was also heavy.

Not Yet Removed - The derelicts in the lower harbor have not yet been removed, but it is understood the owners will have them taken away just as soon as they can make satisfactory arrangements. The harbor master has not yet been instructed to take court proceedings.

Bridge Man at Fault - Harbor Master McCammon enquired into the continuous whistling of a couple of boats early this morning, about which complaint was made, and found that the fault lay with the keeper at Cataraqui bridge. The boats wished to get through the swing bridge, but the watchman could not be roused for sometime. The boats that did the whistling belong to Ottawa.

Who Is The Owner - The Portsmouth council had a short meeting last evening. The clerk was instructed to write to the collector of customs at Toronto and find out who is the registered owner of the steamer Island Queen, sunk in Portsmouth Bay. When the information is secured the council will take action regarding the removal of the vessel, which seems to have been abandoned. Capt. T.J. Craig was the last known owner.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1909