The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1902

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p.1 A Steamer Burned - Port Rowan, Ont., Sept. 9th - The steamer Stevens, of Buffalo, loaded with copper and flour, and bound from Duluth to Buffalo, was burned to the water's edge, off Clear Creek, Port Rowan, last night. Crew all saved.

Arundell's Hazardous Trip - Rochester, N.Y., Sept. 8th - The steamer Arundell encountered a tempestuous and dangerous time on her trip from Cape Vincent to Sodus during the heavy storm of last Thursday. The steamer was laden with upwards of 150 passengers. On approaching Charlotte harbor the captain found it impossible to make port and put back to Cape Vincent. The hazardous feat of turning about in the gale was accomplished after much difficulty and after the vessel had shipped tons of water. Nearly every passenger was landed at Cape Vincent ill from the effects of the experience.

p.2 Body Washed Ashore - at Goderich, might be one of the prize crew from schooner Marine City, sunk Nov. 15, 1901.

Seemed Fated To Drown - Robert Robinson was on steamer Richelieu when it sank last October off Baker's Point; later knocked off Swift's dock into water and nearly drowned.

Stole From A Schooner - Capt. Oliver, of schooner Tradewind, complained that the cabin had been broken into and articles stolen, while he and his wife were absent; the schooner was in the slip north of the old Atlantic elevator.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria down.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Montreal tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Owen from Wellington; steambarge John Milne from Picton; schooner Echo from Consecon.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with the barge Minnedosa laden with railway iron, and cleared down with four grain laden barges.

p.5 Rudder Chain Breaks - The Richelieu & Ontario company's steamer Bohemian was leaving the Lachine locks Saturday, when one of her rudder chains suddenly gave way. The pilot immediately observed the accident, and the vessel at once steered to a safe mooring place. The chain was repaired and the Bohemian proceeded on her journey. [Montreal Gazette]

Incidents Of The Day - The steamer Aletha's trip from Bay of Quinte ports was cancelled today, owing to the storm.

The pleasure yacht Crossman was burned to the water's edge at Alexandria Bay last night.

p.6 A Port Hoper Drowned - Robert Robinson fell off steamer Kingston; family living in Port Hope. [Port Hope Guide]

Body Identified - as that of Frank Lawrence, of Kingston, one of prize crew from wreck of Marine City last fall.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1902