The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1913

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p.1 The Schooner Broken Up - Toronto - Sept. 5th - The old wooden schooner Defiance, that has floated in and out of Lake Ontario ports since 18? was caught in a stiff breeze and broke up along the shore at Scarboro bluffs today. The crew were forced to beach her when she sprang a leak and then went ashore in a yawl.



The Steamer Toronto Sustained Some Damage

The steamer Toronto was delayed here two hours, on Thursday evening, as a result of a collision at Swift's wharf. It appears that when the captain was trying to make a landing he ran into the wharf with the result that one of the buckets on the paddle wheel was smashed.

The force of the boat running into the wharf broke some of the timbers as though they were matchwood. One of the large frame structures which are built on either side of the wharf was destroyed by the blow. When the steamer was brought to a standstill, it was discovered that she was caught firmly on the side of the wharf, so much so that a tug had to be used before she was freed.

The accident occurred at about five o'clock. The damage to the paddle wheel was repaired by about 6:30 o'clock.

Minister of Marine Aboard.

The steamer Lady Grey of the dominion government marine service, passed down to Prescott on Friday morning, with the Hon. J.D. Hazen, the minister of marine and fisheries, on board. Returning from his trip to the Pacific coast, the minister has inspected the harbors on the great lakes. The Lady Grey took on a (unreadable) the shipbuilding company's wharf.

McKinstry Released.

The steamer McKinstry has been released, and passed down Thursday to Chicoutimi, Quebec, with a cargo of coal. She was beached on a mud-bottomed beach this side of Alexandria Bay, but with the exception of one of her tanks leaking, is not damaged. Some of the lighterage was taken out by the Donnelly company, and the amount that was not reloaded, to make up for the water-filled tank, was brought back to Kingston.

Movement of Vessels.

At the M.T. Co.'s wharf: The steamer Canadian cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; tug Mary arrived from Montreal light; tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with three light barges.

The steamer Alexandria is expected at Folger's wharf this afternoon on her trip from Montreal.

The steam barge Waterlily will not likely arrive until Saturday, on her trip to Montreal.

The steamer Glendavis passed up on her trip from Montreal.

The steamer City of Ottawa passed up from Montreal.

The steamer Midland Queen passed down en route to Montreal.

The steamer America is making daily trips to Picton and bay points until the close of the season.

The steamer Thousand Islander took about 135 passengers from Kingston to Ogdensburg, N.Y., on Friday morning. The cool weather accounts for the shrinkage of the crowd.

The steamer Pellatt passed up on Friday morning.

The steamers Kingston and Caspian passed down and up on Friday.

The steamer Britannic was due up from Montreal on Friday afternoon.

The steamer Rideau Queen was down from Ottawa on Friday afternoon. It was her last trip of the season.

The R. & O. steamer Rochester will be wintered at Kingston if satisfactory dockage is not available at Ogdensburg, N.Y. The steamer Thousand Islander, if the present calculations are carried out, will lay up at that United States port. She wintered here last season.

The steamer Saginaw went to the assistance of the steamer Toronto, when her guard mounted one of the corners of Swift's wharf on Thursday evening.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1913