The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1909

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p.1 Fulford Yacht Damaged - Brockville, Aug. 16th - The handsome steam yacht Magedoma, the property of the estate of the late Senator Fulford, while in use by Mrs. Fulford and a party of lady friends, ran on a shoal at Chimney Island, west of here, on Friday night. The party was safely landed and the yacht was released, being towed to Brockville considerably damaged.



The steamer Turbinia caused quite a little damage at Charlotte, on Sunday evening, the Kingston being the greatest sufferer. The Turbinia was tied up at the wharf, immediately ahead was the Kingston and ahead of her was the North King. The Turbinia went to move up and due to a mistaken signal came ahead at full speed, crashing into the Kingston's port quarter, tearing away the stanchions and about twenty feet of the guard rail and bulwarks. The lines holding the Kingston were torn away.

The Turbinia then went to back up, jamming a gasoline launch almost to pieces, and turning her stern into the Arundell, as she was making the wharf, doing considerable damage.

A great number of people were on the wharf and on the decks of the Kingston and the greatest excitement prevailed for a few moments. About twenty-five passengers became faint hearted and would not come down on the big R. & O. boat fearing she was too badly damaged to make the trip. However, she pulled out of Charlotte on time and arrived here on her usual schedule time. It will take some time to make repairs.

Capt. Bongard is in command of the Turbinia. The accident was due according to passengers on the Kingston to the engineers on the above boat mistaking a signal.

Marine Paragraphs.

The steamer Regina passed up last night.

The steamer Rosedale passed down on Sunday.

The tug Mary P. Hall is in the government dry dock for repairs.

The steambarge John Randall will clear for Oswego, as soon as the weather permits.

The steamer America's excursion to Iroquois, today, was called off owing to the bad weather.

Owing to the rough weather Sunday all the boats had a very difficult time landing at the wharves.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego, with coal for Sowards. The captain reports a very rough trip.

Swift's: steamer Varuna, from Thousand Island Park; steamer Aletha, from Bay ports; schooner Keewatin cleared for Charlotte.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Montreal with barge Quebec, laden with rails; tug Bartlett from Oswego, light; steamer Rosemount from Fort William, 50,000 bushels of wheat and 47,000 bushels of oats, discharged entire cargo here.

Coming up the St. Lawrence river in tow, the schooner Augustus, of the Montreal Transportation company, struck a rock, knocking a hole through her bottom. The water gained steadily on the pumps, but the vessel was towed to a dock at Prescott. Divers are making temporary repairs.



A Deckhand On The Steamer Dundurn

Cardinal, Aug. 16th - While the steamer Dundurn was taking the lift here, last night, one of the deck hands, named Belding, of St. John, N.B., fell overboard and was crushed to death between the vessel and pier. One brother resides in Hamilton, Ont.

The Aletha Aground.

Belleville, Aug. 16th - The steamer Aletha, which ran aground on Cow Island, near this city, Sunday morning, is still hard and fast. She brought in a large excursion party, Saturday night, and then took on freight for Kingston and while going down the bay ran hard and fast on Cow Island. Efforts were made, yesterday, to get the vessel off, but without success. It is intended to lighten her this afternoon and the steamer Brockville and a tug will try to get her off. It is not thought the vessel is injured.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1909