The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1903

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p.1 Was No Explosion - Detroit, Mich., Oct. 29th - The crew of the steamer Sauber, which foundered on Lake Superior on Monday morning, arrived in Detroit last evening. They deny the report that the boilers of the Sauber exploded before the vessel took her final plunge. The impression that the boilers exploded, they say, was due to the compressed air in the steamer's hold blowing off the decks just before the end. According to the stories told by the survivors, Capt. Morris must have received some kind of injuries in the wreckage, which rendered him unable to help himself when the line was thrown to him.

A Yacht Burned - naptha yacht Frank burned above Lock No. 1 in new Welland Canal; valued at $35,000.



Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind from Fairhaven with coal.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia down; Cuba and Niagara up.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge John Milne, from Consecon, with grain.

The steamer Ames, grain laden, bound from Port Arthur, was in port today.

Swift's wharf: steamers Spartan down; Corsican up; Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Turret Chief from Fort William, with 89,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Turret Court cleared for Fort William.

Made A Survey - Parry Jones, Buffalo, N.Y., representing the English underwriters, and John Rice, St. Clair, Mich., were in the city yesterday and held a survey on the steamer Howard, recently ashore on Carleton Island, and owned by the Hall company. They authorized temporary repairs to be made here at once, the steamer being in the government graving dock. These repairs will be completed by Saturday or Monday. Complete repairs will be made to the steamer during the winter months.

Naval Reserve Station - to be established at Kingston.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1903