The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1898

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not published - Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 1898



The schooner Acacia cleared last evening for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The schooner Kate cleared this morning for Wellington to load wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Annie Minnes, Bay of Quinte ports, is at Clarke's malt house with barley.

The schooner Wave Crest cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Cobourg. Upon discharging she will go into winter quarters at Cobourg. She is owned by J.J. Hunter, Peterboro.

The steamer Rosemount arrived last evening at the M.T. company's elevator with 74,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. She cleared again this afternoon for the same port on the last trip of the season.

The government dredge will continue work in the harbor until the end of next week, when it will be laid up in the dry dock for the winter months. The cut in the shoal on which the dredge has been working is nearly finished.

p.3 Deseronto, Nov. 24th - ...The steam barge Tecumseh after discharging her cargo of iron ore cleared early this morning light for Charlotte N.Y.



Duluth, Minn., Nov. 25th - The heaviest marine loss of the year is reported by the Inman tug Castle, which has returned from the wreck of the freight steamer Tampa ashore at Beaver Bay. The tug Castle found the steel freight steamer Arthur Orr nine miles further eastward from the Tampa ashore and broken in two. The great blizzard caused the wreck of both steamers.

The crew from the Orr had made their way to Beaver Bay, where they found the crew of the Tampa. It took them twenty four hours, without food, to go the nine miles to that place. They suffered intensely with the cold. They were greatly surprised to find the men from the Tampa at Beaver Bay, and until then they knew nothing of the wreck of the Tampa. The Orr left here Monday with 2,200 tons of flour and 500 tons of copper, shipped on account of the Northern steamship company.

The Orr went ashore about the same time the Tampa did. The coast is very rocky, the shore sliding into deep water suddenly, which makes the steamer's position extremely dangerous. The spot where the Orr is ashore is shown on the charts as Baptism River. The Orr was worth $175,000, and was insured for $145,000. Her cargo was worth $120,000. The Tampa was worth $100,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1898