The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1897

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p.1 A Vessel Released - Colchester, Dec. 10th - The steamer Parnell bound for Milwaukee, which went ashore east of here yesterday morning, was released last evening by the tugs Home Rule and Saginaw. The vessel rested on a sandy bottom and consequently received no injury. Only a few tons of coal were thrown overboard from her deck load.



The schooner Fleetwing is going into winter quarters at once.

The schooner Fabiola is ready to set sail for Oswego for her last load of coal of the season, just as soon as the wind blows from a favorable quarter.

Last night Capt. Ewart, of the steamer Rosedale, paid off the crew of the steamer. Nine out of the fourteen at once left for their homes. The remaining five are still in the city. Capt. Ewart is also here. The steamer Rosedale and her misfortune is the topic of many animated discussions among ship owners and marine men. A manager of a local company says that the steamer may be purchased by a syndicate.

A scheme that would yield as good returns as a preferred claim in the Klondyke, would be a mid-winter excursion to the scene of the wreck of the steamer Rosedale. There are many who would like to view the wreck.

James Coulson, diver, who is well acquainted with every inch of the Charity shoals, thinks the steamer Rosedale will remain in position until next spring. There is no drift ice to be found out that way, he says, and he thinks the war of the waves will have little effect on the hulk. The insurance companies' representatives will not take out the machinery. The steamer will be left there in her entirety. It is impossible to get at the location of the break in her hull. The broken part rests on the shoal.

Welland Canal Arrivals.

Port Colborne, Dec. 9th - Down: steamer Aragon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Dec. 9th - Down: schooner J.R. Noyes, Cleveland to Oswego, light.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1897