The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Oct 1903

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p.1 Sunk At The Soo - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Oct. 27th - The steamer Advance, owned by James Carruthers, Montreal, is lying sunk in eighteen feet of water on the American side of the Soo. The vessel and cargo will likely be a total loss. Fire broke out in the hold of the vessel during the night while at the new Ontario dock here. She was towed to the American side and scuttled. The cargo consists of twelve hundred tons of general freight. The steamer was bound from Montreal to Port Arthur.



Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean down.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton due up tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Granger from Stella with grain.

Anglin's wharf: steambarge Westport from Rideau ports with wood.

M.T. company elevator: steamers Morley and Colonial, from Chicago with wheat, due today; Algonquin cleared up.

The little schooner Pilot, owned by Capt. James Mahoney, which went ashore on Howe Island during the storm last Thursday, has been abandoned for the present. She is high on the shore, and to haul her off might damage her too severely. The Pilot will be left till the winter, when the ice will aid in bringing her off. Capt. Mahoney is trying to secure the sloop Ariadne with which to finish the season. The Pilot's misfortune is a hard blow to him as the coming month promised well.

Steamyacht Case Settled - Last August the steamyacht Annie, of Oswego, N.Y., was placed under seizure here for debts amounting to about $70. Messrs. Walkem and Walkem acted for the claimants, and W.F. Nickle for the owner. The boat was allowed to go upon a deposit being put up. Yesterday the case was settled, the owner paying the claims, with costs.

Days' Episodes - J.S. Potter, the sailors' missionary, is appealing for financial assistance in erecting the Sailors' Home in Kingston. There is needed $2,500 and only $428 has so far been subscribed.

p.4 Up the Rapids - gasoline launch Overbrook first to ascend South Sault rapids; 38 1/2 feet on waterline, 6 1/2 feet beam, has 25 horse power four cylinder two cycle engine with 24 inch 3 bladed prop. (full column)

p.8 The schooner Collier cleared for Charlotte with feldspar.


Munising, Mich., Oct. 27th - The steamer Manhattan, which endeavored to find shelter under Grand Island, Lake Superior, was burned last night near Beacon Light, and the charred hulk is now resting on Sand Point. The crew were taken off safely by the tug Ward. The Manhattan was owned by C. Gilchrist, of Cleveland, and is believed to be insured. She was worth about $50,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Oct 1903