The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1903

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But Entire Crew Was Saved By Life Saving Crew.

Grand Marais, Mich., Sept. 21st - In a furious southwest gale, which swept Lake Superior Saturday, the steamer A.A. Parker, laden with iron ore, foundered four miles north of Grand Marais. By heroic work the life saving crew from the station here saved the entire crew of eighteen men from the sinking ship. For three hours citizens of Grand Marais watched the life savers and seamen in a life and death struggle in the sea, which threatened to overwhelm the surfboat. Finally, two tugs brought its exhausted occupants safely into port. The Parker was bound from Superior to Cleveland.



The steamer Caspian arrived back from Charlotte this morning, and has gone into winter quarters.

Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne and Ocean down; Persia up; steamyacht Sport from Alexandria Bay.

The steamer North King made her last trip of the season down the river yesterday. She had a fair sized crowd.

The steambarge Kenirving, en route from Oswego to Smith's Falls, with coal, unloaded a portion of her cargo at Wolfe Island today.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto and North King down on Sunday; Corsican cleared this morning for Montreal and Rideau King for Ottawa.

The steamer Caspian reached here Sunday morning at ten o'clock on her return from Ste. Anne de Beaupre to Charlotte. She remained two hours at Swift's wharf.

The steamer Caspian this morning completed her summer work and went into winter quarters at Swift & Co.'s wharf. The Caspian had a most successful season, carried a lot of people and came out without an accident or loss of any kind.

A Sunday Fire - destroys M.T. company's machine shop and saw mill, as well as A.C. Knapp's moulding shop at his boat works. (3/4 column)

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1903