The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1895

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p.1 The R. & O. steamer Bohemian was pulled off the bar at the foot of the Long Sault rapids, but the Cultivateur is still stuck fast.


Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 24th - Advices from Fort William, this afternoon, says that the Canadian Pacific passenger steamer Alberta has not reached there yet. She passed here, Sunday morning, at ten o'clock, and is overdue thirty-two hours at Port Arthur. Nothing has been seen of her and considerable anxiety is manifested over her whereabouts. She had a good sized passenger list.

The Alberta went on the Owen Sound-Fort William-Port Arthur route early in the present month. She left Owen Sound, Saturday last, and was due to arrive at Port Arthur about four o'clock Monday morning. A despatch from Owen Sound says that the agents of the line of steamers there have heard nothing from the Alberta since she passed the Soo on Sunday morning. on Lake Superior.

They Are All Safe.

Detroit, Sept. 24th - A telegram to the Journal, from Cleveland, says that the report that the schr. E.R. Williams was lost, with all hands, is erroneous. A message was received this morning by Warner & Co., from Captain Hunton, of the Williams, which said that the schooner sank at 2 a.m. Monday, off Saint Martin Island. The crew took to the small boats and reached Manistique safely.


Arrivals: Str. Spartan, from Toronto, and Algerian from Montreal.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Senator entered Davis' drydock today to be overhauled.

The tug Bronson, with three grain laden barges, left for Montreal this afternoon.

The tug Bronson, with six light barges from Montreal, arrived at the M.T. Co's dock this morning.

p.4 Mr. Baker, lighthouse keeper, Clapperton Island, was drowned last Friday, aged twenty-four years. He is the third lighthouse keeper drowned in that vicinity within a few months.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Sep 1895