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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1903

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p.1 Will Not Remain - Dep't of Marine & Fisheries to move gas buoy plant from Morrisburg to Prescott; not suficient room at Morrisburg.

p.5 Marine Notes - Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria due up tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Highland Beauty and Ariadne from near points with grain.



Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 20th - The steamer Erin, owned by J. & T. Conlon, Thorold, which left Fort William on Thursday last, has not reached the Soo and much anxiety is felt for her safety. She was seen by the steamer Samuel Marshall on Tuesday, with her machinery disabled and laboring in the trough of the sea and asked for assistance but the Samuel Marshall could not give it.

Capt. John Sullivan, Toronto, left here last night with the tug Ainsworth to look for the Erin, upon which his brother Patrick, of St. Catharines, is captain.

Had Grain For Kingston.

The steamer Erin, reported missing on Lake Superior, had a cargo for Richardsons' of this city. She also had the schooner Danforth in tow. "We have heard nothing about her since last Friday," said one of the firm here. "That day we had word that the boats were lying to in Whitefish Bay, but we have learned nothing since, except that the steamer Myles, with the Erin in shelter, has passed the Soo." The Erin and consort had been carrying grain for the Richardsons all summer. The firm thought the boats were safe.

Said To Be All Right.

The captain of the steamer Plummer, which reached port today, stated that he had received word from Port Dalhousie, where a brother of the captain of the schooner Danforth lives, informing him that the Erin and consort were all right. Capt. Sullivan, of the Erin, is a brother of Capt. Sullivan, Toronto, made famous in the Gamey investigation. Two Kingstonians are aboard the Erin, in the persons of P. McAvoy, sailor, and the female cook, who is a sister-in-law of F. Eccles, boss shoveller for Richardson Bros., grain dealers.

A message to the Whig this afternoon from Sault Ste. Marie, intimates the Danforth is safe. The despatch reads:

"The tug Commodore arrived here this morning reporting the schooner Danforth, the tow of the overdue steamer Erin, at anchor in Bachewana Bay. The tug Ainsworth, in command of Capt. James Gauley, who is well acquainted with the north, left this morning to hunt the Erin up. It is expected back tonight, when fuller reports can be obtained. None of the Erin's crew were on board the Danforth, when the latter was seen by the Commodore. The Erin may have outridden the storm, as it was snowing pretty heavily last night, and may be anchored in one of the bays on the north shore."

Carrying Big Cargoes.

Fort William, Nov. 20th - The big steamer Princeton, Capt. M.A. Boyce, has left Fort William with 248,000 bushels of wheat for Buffalo. This is a record cargo of 7,440 tons and the boat could have carried more but for the low water on the Lime Kiln crossing below Detroit.

The steamer Tadousac, Capt. Hall, with 118,000 bushels of grain, for Depot Harbor, accompanied the Princeton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1903