The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1902

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Menominee, Mich., Aug. 29th - The shore of the bay here was lined early last evening with excited people watching a vessel in flames four or five miles out. The figure of a man was darkly outlined walking around on the boat. At 8:10 a fire tug and the tug O.M. Fields had reached the vessel and apparently had the fire under control, though the boat was evidently burned to the water's edge. The name of the vessel and particulars of the disaster are unobtainable until the tugs return.



Becomes Superintendent of New Service.

A despatch to the Whig from Toronto says:

William Petersen & Co., Ltd., the well-known shipping firm of Newcastle-on-Tyne, have opened offices in Toronto, this being the initial step in the establishing of a line of freight steamers on the great lakes of Canada, mention of which has already been made in these despatches. Capt. Thomas Donnelly, Kingston, has been appointed chief superintendent of the new concern and has arrived in the city to take immediate charge of affairs. The new line will be in operation by the middle of September, in time to carry a goodly portion of this year's crop. To start with four first-class steel steamers will be put on the route from Fort William and Port Arthur to Georgian Bay ports. Three of the steamers are now in the St. Lawrence en route to Toronto, and the fourth will leave England in a few days.


Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria from Quebec.

Richardson's wharf: Schooner Clara Youell cleared for Sodus with feldspar.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down and up; North King from Charlotte; Spartan from Hamilton; Rideau King from Ottawa.

The steamer Ramona received a new wheel in Davis' dry dock. Her captain claims that she ran so fast that some of the blades broke.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson cleared down with three grain-laden barges; tug Thomson arrived up with one light barge, and cleared for Charlotte with two light barges.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1902