The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1903

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p.1 The Rosemount Aground - Detroit, Mich., Nov. 5th - The Canadian steamer Rosemount is hard aground at the lower end of Lake St. Clair, and is reported two feet out. The lighter Neroman was sent to her assistance from the flats, yesterday afternoon, and probably will have to lighter 12,000 or 15,000 bushels of the Rosemount's cargo of grain before the vessel can be released.

Severely Damaged - Port Colborne, Nov. 5th - The steamer Kanawha, which ran aground on Kinnard's Point, about eight miles west of here, on Tuesday evening, was released this morning and towed to this port to await orders from the owner, B.F. Chestbrough, Emerson, Mich. The steamer is severely damaged. Her starboard forward compartment is punctured and pumps alone keep the other compartments free. The underwriters' representative, Angus McDougall, is here and says the steamer's condition will necessitate her docking before proceeding on her trip to Montreal. About twenty thousand bushels of grain were lightered, partly on scows and the rest jettisoned.

p.2 The Yacht Meeting - of Lake Yacht Racing Association - annual meeting to be held Saturday.

Personal Mention - Capt. Max Shaw, of the schooner Fleetwing, having placed his schooner in winter quarters, left today for his home in Brighton.


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

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Simla clears for Fort William.

The steamer Armenia, Montreal to Belleville, with scrap-iron, called here last evening for a pilot. Capt. Bongard, off the schooner Suffel, was secured.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Westmount from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Turret Crown, from the same place, with 71,000 bushels of wheat.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company has just equipped the steamers Quebec and Canada, on the Quebec and Montreal service, and the steamer Virginia, of the Saguenay line, with electric searchlights, of 4,000 candlepower.

p.4 How It Happened - Richard Thompson, one of the crew of the tug Jessie Hall, was drowned on Tuesday night in the Soulanges canal. He was in the act of jumping from the wharf to the boat, when he fell into the water, and before assistance could be rendered he was drowned.

p.8 At Garden Island - The steamer Calvin and consort from Georgian Bay touched at Garden Island. They are timber laden, the Calvin for Montreal and the Ceylon for Ogdensburg. The steamer India, with ore for Deseronto, and her consort Burmah with timber for the island, arrived. The former cleared for Deseronto.

The steamer Chicora, of the Niagara line, is here to receive repairs in the government dry dock. B.W. Folger, jr., manager of the company, was here yesterday. He returned this morning to Toronto.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1903