The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1910

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About one o'clock on Tuesday morning the steamer Advance, of the M.T. Co.'s fleet, on her way to Toronto, Hamilton and Fort William, with package freight, ran on a shoal a short distance from Folger's wharf, and it was eight o'clock before the vessel was released and able to go on her way. The tug Bronson was on the scene, and a barge was also taken out, in order to take off some of the cargo. The steamer suffered no damage, however, and was able to proceed on her way.

As a result of the mishap, there was a great deal of whistling for signals, during the night, and the people in the down-town districts wondered what was wrong. A good many were disturbed from their sleep and some were angry enough to go down and fight the men on the boat. They did not do so, however.

The steamer Alexandria passed down on Monday night, on her way to Montreal and Quebec. There was a large crowd on board, and during their stay in Kingston they went around the city and had a lively time.

The schooner Cornelia is at Richardsons' wharf, loading feldspar for Charlotte.

The steamer Missisquoi made a trip from Gananoque today.

The steamer Saskatoon passed up on her way from Montreal today.

The steamer Stormount, loaded with grain, from Fort William, is due at the M.T. Co.'s elevator the latter part of the week. It is expected that she will reach here on Saturday. The tug Mary will arrive up from Montreal today, with three light barges.

Swift's: steamers Kingston and Caspian down and up today; Rideau Queen in from Ottawa this evening; steamer Aletha down and up, yesterday; schooner Keewatin from Oswego with coal; steamer John Rolph cleared after unloading coal.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Niagara is in Davis' dry dock for general repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1910