The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1900

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At Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Helen, Maggie L., Laura D. and Ballou, from bay ports.

The tug Thistle, en route down the bay, brought a load of apples for Kingston merchants.

The schooner (sic) Glengarry arrived from Charlotte with two coal barges, and cleared for Oswego light.

The steamer Lake Michigan, Capt. Towers, unloaded freight at Swift's and Craig's dock, from Montreal, last night.

The steambarge Waterlily touched here last night en route to South Bay, where she will load 2,000 barrels of apples for Montreal.

The last edition of the Marine Review contains a very interesting write-up of the steamer Rideau Queen, giving cuts of her saloon and cabin.

The schooner Lydon cleared yesterday for Port Hope to load lumber for Ogdensburg. The vessel had to return on account of the storm. She has been windbound since Thursday.

The schooner Albacore, ashore near the life saving station at Oswego, N.Y., and which it was intended to release, has sustained such damage during a late storm as to make her a total loss.

The steamer Monkshaven, from Conneault, lake Erie, loaded with steel rails for Bristol, England, passed down the river today. She will be lightened at Prescott and re-loaded at Montreal.

The schooner Merritt, which went ashore 9 miles up the lake on the morning the Albacore met its fate, is now in pieces having been stripped and partially burned by McCarthy & Marsh, who purchased her for the purpose of getting the iron.



Volunteers Jumped Into The Hold And Saved Three Men.

Erie, Pa., Nov. 12th - While lying at her dock in this city, discharging a cargo of ore, the wooden steamer Alcona, owned by Drake & Durban, of Cleveland, had a narrow escape from destruction by fire, and three of the crew were dragged from the hold unconscious from the smoke.

A row of candles had furnished light in the hold, and when the men left work one of them is supposed to have been left burning. Fire was soon afterwards discovered in the forward hold. Two fire tugs poured streams into the hold, but no one could enter below decks on account of the dense volume of smoke.

A volunteer force finally jumped into the blazing hold, fearing that some of the crew, who bunked there, were in danger of death. They found three deck hands overcome by the smoke and brought them to the deck, where they were revived. The loss to the steamer is $12,000, fully insured.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - Capt. A. McDonald left at noon to pilot the steamer Monkshaven from Prescott to Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1900