The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jan 1898

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The experts have completed their survey of the S.S. Rosedale and are engaged in figuring the result. The work will be concluded tonight.

The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company have ordered two new ten inch centrifugal pumps from London, England, each pump having a capacity of handling 3,500 gallons a minute.

Burning of the Caroline - 60 years ago. [Hamilton Times]

At Richardson's Wharf.

This morning the spile driver finished its work at the M.T. company's elevator foundation and was taken to Richardsons' wharf by the tug Walker. It will commence at once to sink spiles for the foundation of an elevator to be erected for J. Richardson & Sons. The new elevator will occupy the site on which the old one stood, with an extension lakeward. Its dimensions will be 110 feet long by 50 feet wide, with a capacity of holding 200,000 bushels. A good supply of spiles are on hand, and the work prosecuted vigorously. The new structure will be ready for operations with the opening of spring.

The Steamer Cambria.

Yesterday Capt. Donnelly received a photograph of the steamer Cambria, lately purchased by the Donnelly wrecking company. The steamer when photographed was lying in Meaford harbor. She is a pretty model, was built in 1889, and was the property of the Windsor, Detroit and Sault Ste. Marie company. She will be brought here as soon as navigation opens in the spring and docked for repairs.

Kingston In Early Days - an 1819 Kingston newspaper has advertisement giving details of steamer Frontenac, James Mackenzie, master, giving schedule, prices, etc. [Belleville Sun]

Jan. 7, 1898

p.4 News of the District - Capt. Leroy Spafford, for many years in charge of the life-saving station at Point Traverse, has been notified that the entire outfit has been removed to Salmon Point.


The Steamer Rosedale.

The surveyors engaged in placing the extent of damage done the steamer Rosedale by her grounding on Charity Shoal have not yet concluded their estimate. It is conceded, however, that she is a constructive total loss, and will pass into the hands of the insurance companies. Messrs. Logan and Twist, the surveyors, left for the west last night, the former for Cleveland, and the latter for Owen Sound.

They Worked Well - The two new twelve and one-quarter inch rotary pumps purchased recently at Seneca Falls, N.Y., by the Calvin company, were tested at Garden Island and found to work satisfactorily. The pumps were placed on the wharf, pumping and discharging into the lake.

Received A Challenge - Kingston Yacht club challenged by Cape Vincent ice-yacht club for contest for Walker Trophy on the 24th.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jan 1898