The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1900

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p.1 For A Sea Voyage - Thomas Gaskin, son of Capt. John Gaskin, is quartermaster aboard the new big steamship Georgetown, which passed down the St. Lawrence last week en route to New York, and is intended for trade between that port and the West Indies. The young sailor has had a lot of experience on fresh water, and is a bright, clever mariner.

Five Men Drowned - Newbury, Mich., Nov. 12th - One of D.N. McLeod's scows used in transporting freight from Sault Ste. Marie to Deer Park, was caught in a storm on Lake Superior, on Sunday morning, off Deer Park, and five of the seamen on board were washed overboard and drowned. Warren Smith, one of D.N. McLeod's foreman, was the only one who saved himself. The names of the lost men are Joseph Carscallen, Joseph Billings, Herman Wynzell, Baron Nizel, William - William's family name is unknown, but his residence is Parkhill.

Another scow owned by Frank Perry ?, of the Soo, en route with 200 tons of steel rails, and ten logging cars, for McLeod, foundered off White Fish Point.



The schooner Fleetwing, from Oswego, has arrived with coal for Anglin & Co.

The steamer Johnston returned from Cardinal today, after releasing the Georgetown.

Frank McNulty, an employee on the steamer Glengarry, is suing the M.T. company for wages, claiming $15. The actual amount in dispute is 50 cents.

The big steamship Georgetown was successfully released yesterday from the shoal near Cardinal, and cleared at once for Montreal, en route to New York.

M.T. company elevator arrivals: steamers Bannockburn and consort Minnedosa from Fort William with 130,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson with three light barges from Montreal.

The Rapid transit company, of Ogdensburg, N.Y. has been incorporated. The directors announce that $5,000 will be expended in remodelling the steamer. Next season's schedule arranges for four daily excursions. Ogdensburg and Kingston will be the terminal points.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consort came to grief when nearing the tower in the harbor after eight o'clock this morning. The fog was very thick, and the captain evidently lost his bearings. The big vessels ran on the shoal near the tower, and remained there for some time. The Bannockburn succeeded in working off the shoal and proceeded to the M.T. elevator. The tug Active went to the aid of the Minnedosa, and suceeded in pulling her off.

p.4 The steamer Arabian is still ashore at White Fish Point, Lake Superior, having been stuck there since a week ago Wednesday night.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1900