The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1909

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The tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal with three light barges.

Swift's: steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer Stranger for Gananoque.

The schooner Britton arrived in port from Garden Island, where she put on a new spar.

The repairs to the Kingston & Pembroke wharf, are nearly completed and certainly make a great improvement.

The schooner Cornelia arrived from Sodus, with a cargo of coal for the Thousand Island Steamboat company.

Richard Cunningham joined the crew of the schooner Mary Ann Lydon today. The schooner is loading feldspar at Richardsons', and will be able to clear tonight for Charlotte.

The steamer McCormick, now at Davis' dry dock, had an exciting time getting into Oswego, on Sunday morning. After Capt. John Kerr succeeded in getting the vessel alongside the dock, in the old harbor, she settled on the bottom. While going from Chaumont, with a load of building stone, and a scow, loaded with stone, for work on the outer breakwater, the vessel sprang a leak, about a mile off the port of Oswego. Water was rushing into the hold, and he put on full speed, cast off the tow line which held the scow, and made a dash for the harbor, at the same time whistling for a tug, which came to the scow's assistance. An Oswego despatch says the government derrick-boat was called and they worked all day in removing the big stone from the sunken steamer. After this was done the steamer Hinckley came alongside and connected her force pump with that of the McCormick's, while a big dipper was rigged and the work of freeing the steamer of the water in her was begun.

The McCormick is owned by Capt. Hinckley, of the steamer Hinckley. She was built twenty two years ago in Buffalo and was formerly owned by J.B. Donnelly. She is 106 feet long and thirty-six (sic) feet beam. In settling to the bottom her stern struck the pier and a seam six inches wide above the water line was opened.

p.5 News of World - Divers have located a sunken wreck near Alpena, Mich., in two hundred feet of water, an unprecedented diving feat.

Visgers Confer - Alexandria Bay, Aug. 24th - Capt. Walter Visger in fight with Capt. Kendall over use of dock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1909