The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1903

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In Spring - Her Cargo a Mixed One.

Toronto, Nov. 11th - Thomas Long, president of the Northern Navigation company, interviewed regarding the burning of the steamer Atlantic, near Parry Sound, yesterday, said the boilers were inspected in the spring, so it could hardly have been from them the fire came. The value of the boat was about $32,000 and was insured heavily. The cargo was a mixed one, consigned to the ports on the north shore of Lake Huron and Manitoulin. These he thought the company was not responsible for, claiming that they were a public conveyance, and not taking the risk appertaining to fire. The steamer Midland will be taken off the trip, running to French River and Byng Inlet, for the rest of the season, to supply the place left vacant by the destruction of the Atlantic.



The steambarge John Milne cleared for Trenton.

Craig's wharf: steamers Niagara and Aberdeen up.

Swift's wharf: due today, steamers Spartan down; Corsican up.

Several vessels in the harbor windbound cleared across the lake this morning.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson cleared down with two grain-laden barges.

The schooners Burmah and Ceylon, of the Calvin fleet, have gone into winter quarters.

The Calvin company will build a new side-wheeled tug after the lines of the steamer Chieftain. The work will be carried on this winter.

The steamer Fairmount is hard aground between Port Colborne piers drawing sixteen feet 2 inches. The water this morning on the mitre sill registers only thirteen feet two inches. The steamer's anchors and chains have been lightered on Hogan & McDonnell's derrick, and the harbor tugs are now all working trying to pull the steamer to the elevator.

p.6 Council Of Wolfe Island - Nov. 2nd - Moved by Thomas Flynn, seconded by Victor Sudds and resolved, that the tenders of the Bertram Engine Works company to build a ferry steamer, be accepted and that the reeve and clerk sign the contract for the same, on behalf of the township, and affix the corporate seal thereto.

p.8 Discharging Cargo - The steamer Advance, owned by James Carruthers of Montreal, burned and sunk near Sault Ste. Marie, has been raised and is being discharged at that port. She will be rebuilt at Collingwood. Capt. Thomas Donnelly is in attendance, representing the owner.

Loaded Island Grain - Allen, Wolfe Island, Nov. 9th - The sloop Maggie L., Kingston, is at Boxen Harbor loading grain for Richardson Bros.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1903