The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1901

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Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne from Montreal.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Alberta from Gananoque with grain.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts left Fort William today with grain for Kingston.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson cleared with three grain-laden barges for Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston from Toronto; Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Hamilton; steam barge Owen from Oswego with coal.

The big steel barge being built by the Hamilton bridge company for the Montreal transportation company will be launched Saturday afternoon. It will be christened the Hamilton by Mayor Hendrie's daughter.



Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 20th - News of the probable loss of the Western transit steamer Hudson, with a crew of twenty-five men, on Lake Superior, last Monday, was brought by the steamer Nicol, which reached here from Duluth.

According to the report of Capt. McLean, of the Nicol, the Hudson left Duluth for Buffalo some time after the Nicol and passed that steamer Sunday night. Monday morning the Nicol came up to the Hudson again about eight miles west of Eagle River. The Hudson was in a bad way with decks awash in a furious gale and pumps hard working.

Capt. McLean said he had all he could do to save his own vessel and could not render assistance. When he arrived in port he supposed the steamer Gilchrist had rescued the Hudson's crew. When he heard such was not the case he said there was no possible hope for the foundered ship.

The Hudson was valued at $200,000 and carried a full cargo of flour, grain and east-bound merchandise, valued at $100,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1901