Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hamilton Spectator (Hamilton, ON), Tuesday, June 16, 1914, page 1
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William Burt, of Port Dalhousie Perished
List of Survivors of Delver Fatality

From Our Own Correspondent

St. Catharines, June 16 - It is now definitely known that only one man, William Burt, of Port Dalhousie, perished when the Dominion Dredging company's big dredge, Delver, capsized and sank outside the piers at Port Dalhousie last night. Although the crew consisted of the captain and seventeen men, only thirteen were with Captain Gamble when, in tow of the tug Alice, he set out from Port Weller to escape the sea by taking shelter in Port Dalhousie harbor.


A portion of the dredge which now lies just outside the piers in Lake Ontario is partially savable. The survivors, who were picked up by the tugs Alice and Meteor, number 13 in all and are as follows:
Capt. Gamble, Port Dalhousie.
James McDonald, Merritton, second mate.
Frank Carey, Yarmouth, N.B., oiler.
Oliver Carver, Prince Edward Island, second cranesman.
Phil Arsensen, Prince Edward Island, first cranesman.
Wm. Hogan, Merritton, Oreman.
Charles Cameron, Toronto, cook.
Wm. Hemphill, St. Catharines, government inspector.
Joe Glovitt, Quebec, deck hand.
Lorne Tufford, St. Catharines, scowman.
Wm. Delucce, Port Dalhousie, scowman.
Louis Buck, Montreal, scowman.
Arthur W. Hitemer, Montreal, scowman.


The heavy gale which upset the Delver had subsided considerably this morning. The tug, Meteor, from which the dredge Dominion broke away when half way from Port Weller last night, went out today and found that the Dominion's condition was not serious. She will be taken off the beach when the lake becomes further calm. Captain Gamble, of the lost dredge, is suffering severely from his experiences and is not able to leave his bed. Burt, the only victim, leaves a wife and three children. The survivors are loud in their praise of the prompt actions of Captain Howe, of the tug, Alice, and Captain McGrath, of the Meteor.

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Hamilton Spectator (Hamilton, ON), Tuesday, June 16, 1914, page 1