The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1910

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Yacht Was Damaged.

Brockville, July 12th - Coming down the river, Mrs. G.T. Fulford's steamyacht Magedoma struck the south side of the shoal marked by a black buoy, opposite the Five Mile Light. The craft went on with considerable force and glided over, but it was found that the shaft had been bent and the wheel damaged. Anchor was cast near American Island and from there the party on board were brought to town in a launch. The Magedoma was being steered by compass at the time of the accident. She was towed to Ogdensburg for repairs.

Pith of the News - The steambarge J.A. McKee is hard on Grecian shoal one and a quarter miles from Colchester Point. Two tugs have gone to her assistance.

p.2 Wolfe Islander All Right - Statements were made to M.R. Davis, inspector of hulls, that the steamer Wolfe Islander was in bad condition from leaks, and that the people were afraid to travel on her. On Tuesday morning Mr. Davis made a special inspection of the steamer and found her to be in the best of condition. There was not the sign of a leak, everything being as dry as could be in the boat's bottom. Inspector Davis says that the Wolfe Islander is all right and that the rumors regarding her leaking were without foundation.

Marine Notes.

The steamer New York, which has been in the Kingston dry dock here for the past eight days, will leave tomorrow for Cobourg.

The steamer Simla, with barge Burma (Burmah), cleared from Garden Island last night for Marquette, Mich., to load iron ore.



The steamer Sowards, unloading at Soward's wharf, cleared on Monday night for Oswego.

The government boat Reserve cleared with lighthouse supplies for the surrounding district.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared from the Grove Inn, for Oswego, to load coal for R. Crawford.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer North King down; steamer Toronto down; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa.

The steambarge John Randall was in port on Tuesday morning, on her way to Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The tug Bartlett, of the M.T. Co., arrived from Ashtabula, with two coal barges; the tug Mary cleared for Montreal with two grain barges.

Sherman Vankoughnet, formerly a driver for the Frontenac Lumber company, has taken a position as wheel man on the steambarge Mary Louise.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jul 1910