The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1909

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Although the wind storm of last night was the worst experienced in some time, very little damage is reported along the water front. The wind blew good and hard and extra precautions had to be taken, to see that the vessels in port were safely tied up.

"It was one of the worst nights for wind I ever experienced," said one captain to the Whig, this morning. "When the storm came up, I had to don my rubber coat, and see that all was right. It blew so hard, that I thought the boat would be carried away."

The steamer Pierrepont, making its regular trip from Cape Vincent, ran into the storm, and as a result was two hours late in reaching Kingston. She had to go round via the foot of Wolfe Island.

The steamer Blue Bell entered the government dry dock today, the barge Thrush of the M.T. Co. leaving Tuesday night.

The schooner Maize was anchored at Two Mile Point (sic), this morning, on her way from Oswego, with coal for the penitentiary.

M.T. Co.: steamer Kinmount arrived from Chicago with 72,000 bushels of wheat; tug Emerson arrived light from Belleville.

The schooner Cornelia will load feldspar at Richardsons'.

p.5 Pith of the News - The collision in Charlotte harbor, caused by the steamer Turbinia, two weeks ago, is to be investigated at Toronto.

p.6 Collins' Bay Notes - ....The schooner Ariadne is loading coal at Rankin's wharf....



The schooner Dundee struch a rock when entering Belleville harbor, without damage.

While in tow of the steamer Hecla, the barge Sherman struck a reef near Cape Vincent; her bow was stove in. It required eight hours for repairs.

The steamer Rainbow, bound for Peterboro with an excursion party of Indians, was struck by the steamer Otonabee, at a bend in the Otonabee river. The escape from a great calamity was fortunate was fortunate. A hole fifteen feet long was torn in the side of the Rainbow and she ran aground hard and fast. The excursion party was taken back home.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1909