The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1901

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Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 21st - A message was received from Southampton, Ont., last night, stating that W.D. Ragan, of the lost schooner Jupiter, supposed to have perished, was found by a fishing tug lashed to a raft ten miles out from Lyall Island. He was alive and it is thought he will recover from his terrible experience. Ragan drifted about Lake Huron for two days on the improvised raft without food and soaked to the skin by the seas which broke constantly over his support. Nothing is said about the other members of the crew who were on the raft with him and it is thought they were washed off and drowned.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria from Quebec.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Kate from Cobourg with grain.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Acacia from Sodus, and Tradewind from Oswego, with coal.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto from Toronto; Rideau Queen from Ottawa; Hamilton from Montreal; tug Ferris from Oswego with two coal-laden barges for Ottawa.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Ballou, from Consecon, with wheat; tug Thomson arrives up tomorrow with four light barges, and clears for Oswego with one barge.

The Thousand Island steamboat company has several offers of purchase of two of their steamers. When these are sold the company will proceed to build a large steamer.

This afternoon the Hamilton bridge company launched a big steel barge for the M.T. company. The barge was christened the Hamilton by Miss Enid Hendrie, daughter of mayor Hendrie. It is 208 feet over all, and has a capacity of 65,000 to 70,000 bushels of grain.

p.8 One Body Found - Buffalo, Sept. 21st - News came to Buffalo this morning, that makes it most certain the death of the crew of the ill-fated freighter Hudson. Manager Douglas, of the Western transit company, received word from Davis, his agent, at the Soo, stating that the body of one of the men had been picked up in Lake Superior by the steamer J.C. Ford.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1901