The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1899

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Harbor Beach, Mich., Aug. 21st - Five lives were lost yesterday afternoon by the capsizing off Point Eaux Barques of the schooner Hunter Savidge. She was bound from Sarnia to Alpena light, and when struck by a squall capsized. The following were drowned:

Mrs. John Mullerweiss, of Alpena, wife of the vessel's owner.

Etta Mullerweiss, aged six.

Mrs. Fred Sharpsteen, wife of the captain.

___ Sharpsteen, son of the captain.

Mate Thomas Dubuy.

Details are very meagre and the fate of the rest of the crew is unknown. Wrecking parties have left for the scene.

The Hunter Savage was built at Grand Haven, Mich., in 1879, and was owned by John Mullerweiss, of Alpena. His wife had been ill for some time and was making a trip on the vessel for her health.

Steamer India Ashore.

Port Colborne, Aug. 21st - The new steamer India, ownd by the Calvin company, of Kingston, with a cargo of iron ore, went ashore eight miles above this place Sunday during the dense smoke which had been hanging over the lake the past week. The steamer is out sixteen inches forward, and her consort, the Augustus, is alongside lightering part of the cargo to assist in affecting the steamer's release. Three of the harbor tugs were sent to her assistance, but the captain did not need them. The weather is calm, and it is thought the steamer will be lightered off without damage.



The schooner Falconer, from Oswego, is unloading coal at the spile wharf.

The schooner Freeman, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Crawford's wharf.

The steamer Rosemount and consorts cleared for Duluth on Saturday night.

The tug Thomson arrived yesterday with four light barges from Montreal.

The tug Active and barge left on Saturday night for Charlotte to load coal.

The water in the Rideau is much higher at present than at the same time last year.

The steamer James Swift had a full passenger list this morning on the Ottawa trip.

The R. & O. steamer Algerian had an exceptionally large crowd on her trip down to Montreal on Saturday.

The tug Nellie Reid, with barges Alberta and Adele, arrived in port last night from Montreal with 1,500 bags of salt for local merchants.

The steamer Hero will make one more Monday trip for the R. & O. company, connecting at Dickenson's landing with the steamer Bohemian.

On Saturday the steamer Corsican had over 400 passengers on her down trip, including a party of 175 of the Old Town merchants' association of Boston.

Capt. Noonan did not go down with the steamer James Swift to Ottawa this morning. He is arranging for his new steamer for the Rideau route, plans of which were commenced today by Davis & Co. Capt. Noonan leaves by train tonight for Ottawa to catch his steamer for the up trip.

The government dredge Queen, which has been at work at Wolfe Island for the past month, arrived at Richardsons' elevator on Saturday night. Today dredging has commenced in the vicinity of the elevator where so many vessels have grounded owing to getting slightly out of the channel. This work will occupy a couple of weeks at least and will be greatly welcomed by marine men.

Carrying Large Private Parties - the R. & O. steamer Bohemian.

p.6 Here On a Visit - yacht Thelma, forty feet long, forty horse power gasoline engine, owned by Mr. J.H. Sager.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1899