The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Saturday August, 11, 1917

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Dominion Government to Receive reports on Schooner
The Government Steamer Grenville Has Left For the Place Where the Vessel Foundered- The Boat May Be Dynamited.

An official investigation by the Dominion government into the foundering of the schooner George A. Marsh with the death of twelve persons is taking place at the scene of the wreck between Pidgin Island and Nine Mile Point.

Shortly after eleven o'clock on Saturday the government steamer Grenville which patrols the waters around Kingston, left to make an investigation into the causes of the wreck. The boat is under government orders and a thorough inquiry into the matter will be made.

A report is to be made by the captain of the steamer Grenville to the Department, of Marine and if the ill fated vessel is considered to be in a position where it may endanger the lake and river traffic it will either have to be salvaged by the owners or blown up by the government.

The steamer Grenville was expected on Saturday morning to return some time in the afternoon but it is not known what report will be handed into the government.

It is reported form Belleville that J. J. B. Flint who was part owner with the late Capt. W. H. Smith, will have the vessel raised. In this case the government will have to take no action beyond ordering the owner to either have the vessel raised quickly or allow it to be dynamited in case it is an obstruction to traffic.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Saturday August, 11, 1917