The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Dec 1897

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The S.S. Bannockburn was lightened of her cargo yesterday, and placed in winter mooring. The grain in the S.S. Rosemount was taken out today.



It is probable that the steamer North King will be released from the government graving dock this evening or early tomorrow morning. The dock being then unoccupied the Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking company will float the S.S. Rosedale from her resting place off Craig's wharf and place her on the dry dock blocks. Capt. Crangle, part owner, is in the city and will witness the docking process and will be present at the survey. The captain cannot give credence to the report that the Rosedale will probably be taken to Buffalo for complete repairs, but on the contrary, he rather thinks she will be put in ship-shape condition here, although the Buffalo shipbuilders claim they can repair the steamer for less money, allowing for the duty imposed on American work and material on Canadian hulls, than for which she could be repaired here. As soon as the steamer is docked two experts will survey her, one representing the underwriters, and the other the owners. The extent of her damages cannot be definitely placed until she is surveyed.

Dec. 30, 1897

p.5 Port Milford, Dec. 28th - ...The schooner Nellie is likely to be rebuilt or extensively repaired. She is the only craft wintering in our harbor.


Ready In A Brief Time.

This morning the steamer North King was successfully floated out of the government dry dock. Immediately afterwards the gates were closed and the dock pumped out. A force of men went to work at once preparing the blocks for the reception of the steamer Rosedale, which it is expected would enter the dock before nightfall.

Purchased A Steamer.

Last night the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company purchased from the interested insurance underwriters who had her in possession, the big side-wheel steamer Cambria, now lying at Port Huron. The steamer went ashore last summer, and upon being raised she was taken over by the underwriters. She used to run on the route between Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor, and is similar in build to the steamer North King, only larger. She will be brought here next spring and repaired.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Dec 1897