The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1913

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Oswego, July 8th - The schooner J.B. Kitchen was towed into port by the tug Tonawanda at six o'clock last evening after a severe trip across the lake from Kingston. When the boat was more than half way across the lake the storm became more severe and the huge breakers which tossed over the schooner's deck carried away the forecastle. Otherwise the vessel was not damaged.

At times during the afternoon and the early part of the evening the waves broke over the pier and dashed against the beacon lighthouse. Captain Frederick Anderson, in charge of the United States Live Saving Station, said that there was no trouble of any kind reported.

Watertown Boat Won - at yacht races held at Prinyer's Cove, the Neagha, of the Crescent Yacht Club of Watertown, won second race for George cup.



M.T. Co.'s wharf: tug Bronson from Montreal with three light barges and clears today with three grain barges; tug Emerson from Montreal with two light barges and will clear with barge Dunsmore for Oswego to load coal; steamers Turret Court and Hamiltonian due from Fort William today to discharge grain; steamer Turret Cape is due on Thursday from Fort William to discharge.

Steamer Dundee passed down from Port Colborne on her way to Montreal.

The government boat Alert called on her way to Bay of Quinte ports.

The schooner Britton of Gananoque called on her way to Charlotte, to load coal for Crawford's.

The steamer Waterlily called at Crawford's dock on her trip east.

The steamer Pellatt passed down on her way to Montreal.

The steamer Midland Queen called on her trip west.

The steamer Alexandria called at Folger's wharf on her trip east.

Up to Tuesday morning the steamer Ames had not been reported released from her grounding at Salmon Point on Lake Ontario. The steamer Donnelly and lighter went up on Saturday, and the steamer Cornwall of Garden Island, was called for on Monday night.

The steamers Toronto and North King were down and up on Tuesday.

The steamer Rideau Queen is due down from Ottawa Tuesday evening.

The schooner D.P. Dobbins of Toronto was brought to the city by the tug Gilbert. It was docked on Monday and is undergoing repairs at the Davis dry-dock.

The schooner Horace Taber, of Toronto, is also to go into Davis' dry-dock to have a general overhauling and caulking.

p.3 Gananoque, July 8th - ...The handsome pleasure yacht Aurora II, of Kingston, was in port on Sunday evening, and was much admired by a goodly number.



The Steamer Ames From Salmon Point On Tuesday.

It was expected that the steamer Ames would be released on Tuesday from Salmon Point, where she went aground on Friday night last. The steamer Donnelly arrived back in the city on Tuesday morning with this report. Considerable difficulty was experienced owing to the storm on the lake on Saturday and Sunday and the Grantham, which was lightering the Ames, broke away and went aground a short distance away. The steamer Cornwall and schooner Maize went up on Monday night. The Ames will not be damaged. She went aground where the government lighthouse has been discontinued.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1913