The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1901

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Owen Sound, Ont., Sept. 18th - Word comes from Tobermory that the barge Jupiter and probably part of her crew were lost in Lake Huron during Sunday's gale. The crew abandoned the barge Sunday night.

Capt. Hausen and one of the crew with the latter's wife reached Tobermory Tuesday in a small boat. The remainder of the crew took to a raft and have not been heard of.

The barge Saturn was abandoned today forty miles west of Southampton in a sinking condition. The crew reached Southampton safely.



Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Toronto.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Alberta from bay ports; sloop Monitor from Wolfe Island.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston from Toronto; Rideau Queen from Ottawa; Hamilton from Hamilton.

The hulk of the steamer Hero, sold to Sorel, Que. parties, was towed down today by the steamer Caspian.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa from Fort William with 85,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer North King's regular trips from Kingston to Charlotte have ceased. Only weekly trips will be made till the season closes.

The schooners Acacia cleared for Sodus, light, and the New Dominion for Cleveland with feldspar. Both have been windbound since Sunday.

The steamer Toronto had a rough passage from Kingston to Charlotte yesterday afternoon, arriving two hours late. When landing at Charlotte she ran into the steamer Kingston, but no damage resulted.

The Canadian steamer Bannockburn was released from the beach at Harbor Beach, Mich., on Tuesday noon. She is leaking slightly in one compartment. She resumed her voyage this morning.

It is claimed that the steamer Melbourne, which failed to land here last Sunday, though it carried Kingston passengersr, was drawing thirteen feet of water, and could not run into Craig's wharf. There were other wharfs however. The Melbourne landed all season at the dry-dock wharf.

The S.S. Bannockburn, which Chicago reports had going to pieces at Harbor Beach, Lake Huron, is all right and suffered little damage. The big steamship, coal laden, in running for Harbor Beach on Monday to get shelter from the gale, went ashore four miles above that point. After 100 tons of her cargo had been thrown overboard, she was released on Tuesday morning, and this morning was at Harbor Beach waiting for the weather to moderate, and ready to proceed to Fort William.



Owned By Collins Bay Wrecking and Towing Company.

The steamer Saturn, owned by the Collins Bay Wrecking and Towing Company, and loaded with 800 tons of coal, from Cleveland for Owen Sound, had to be abandoned by the crew on Tuesday morning, 40 miles west of Southampton, Lake Huron. She was in a sinking condition, having eleven feet of water in her hold. The arms of the air pump broke, and in the heavy sea the water gained rapidly in spite of the strenuous efforts of the brave captain and his equally brave crew, one of which was Mrs. Rife, the cook, who showed remarkable courage. All arrived safely at Southampton Tuesday evening, having landed in a yawl boat, being seven and a half hours exposed to the cold and storm.

The Saturn has no doubt gone to the bottom of the lake ere this. She was not insured. Capt. Manson was in command, with a crew of ten and the cook.

Barnum Safely In Port - Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 18th - The schooner J.J. Barnum weathered the storm and reached port last night under sail.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1901