The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1897

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Along the Wharves - What The Sailors Are Doing - Movement of Vessels

-The Rosedale left for Buffalo last night.

-The steamer North King opens her season's work on Sunday.

-The sloop Amelia left for Bay ports last evening to load grain.

-The barge Acadia is discharging damaged barley at Clark's Malt house.

-The storm-drum was hoisted today, for a light gale from an easterly direction.

-F. Corbett has left for Sorel, Que. He is in the employ of the Richelieu Company.

-The sloop Sovereign discharged a portion of her load of wood at Rathbun's West End yard.

-The H.M. Ballou arrived at Richardson's wharf with buckwheat from Bay of Quinte ports.

-The Fabiola, with 275 tons of coal screenings, is unloading at the Kingston Hosiery Mill dock.

-The Queen of the Lakes is unloading 300 (500 ?) tons of coal at Garden Island, consigned to Booth & Co., from Oswego.

-The sloop Madcap from Bath, is unloading hay at the G.T.R. Company's wharf for the Candian Hay Company.

-The steamer Cadillac, from Chicago, with 68,000 bushels of corn, consigned to the M.T. Company, arrived in port last night.

-The steamer Whitney is undergoing slight repairs in port. This evening she leaves with her consorts, Wayne and Ashland, for Chicago.

-Steward F.M. Hepburn has commenced fitting out the steamer Spartan. This popular boat will enter on her usual route on June 1st.

-The tug Jessie Hall left for Montreal last evening with four barges. At Clayton she handed them over to the James A. Walker, and returned to the city.

-The wrecking plant of the Montreal Transportation Company arrived here this morning from Alexandria Bay, after releasing the barge Acadia and other barges ashore near there. The report that the Donnelly Wrecking & Salvage Company released the propellor Hill, which was ashore near Long Point, is not correct. The work was done by the Montreal Transportation Company's tugs.

-The steamer Niko and consorts, which left Oswego at four o'clock on Monday afternoon loaded with coal, for Duluth, were obliged to turn back and seek shelter at that port. The start was made all right, and the steamer had reached a point off Three-Mile Point when the sea began to run too high, and Captain Beggs, to save his consorts, decided to turn around and run back. This he did, but when the steamer got in the trough of the sea she rolled so badly that her decks were washed by the huge seas. When off Oswego he blew his whistle for help, and the tug Ferris responded. It was impossible for the steamer, with her long towing-line out, to shorten up and take the barges into port. The tug put out a line, and while the steamer went up the river, the consorts were tied up in a place of safety.

Bannockburn In the Dock - The Bannockburn entered the Government Dry Dock yesterday, but it was late at night before the water was pumped out. A rough examination showed her forefoot considerably misplaced, and a large indenture in the steel plates on the port side immediately aft of the forefoot. This afternoon a closer examination was to be made. Workmen will be engaged night and day to make quick repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1897