The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1903

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Mrs. Jonathan Taylor received a telegram from her son, William, who is one of the crew of the steamer Erin. He says: "Arrived at the Soo safely; will be down first of month."

Another message from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., says: The steamer Erin, which it was feared had been lost, arrived here Saturday morning, about five o'clock, in tow of the tug Ainsworth, which left here on Friday to search for her. She was picked up near Lamase, about fifty miles up the lakes, lying at anchor. Her engine beam was disabled, on Tuesday noon, near Michipicoten Island, but she rode out the storm safely until picked up. All the crew were well although somewhat weary after their three days' battle with the storm. The Erin is now lying at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., making necessary repairs to her engines before proceeding down the lakes. Tugs, which went for the schooner Danforth, the tow of the Erin, which broke loose but was anchored safely in Bachewana Bay, have not returned but are expected almost any time.

p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. William Lesslie left on Friday to join the steamer Petrel on the Newfoundland coast.

p.6 Vessels Collided - Amherstburg, Nov. 21st - The Gladstone, bound down, struck the steamer Sacramento, up bound, at Bar Point, at 10:30 o'clock last night. The Gladstone was struck well up towards the bow and sank in twenty feet of water inside of fifteen minutes. The crew were taken off by the tug Home Rule. Wreckers have been sent for.

Marine Notes - M.T. company elevator: steamer Plummer from Fort William with 50,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Hamilton; tug Hall up with four light barges; tug Bronson cleared down with two laden barges; tug Thomson from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges.


Goderich Marine Notes.

The steamer Algonquin, with 100,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William, came into the Goderich elevator on November 13th, and cleared next day. The steamer City of Mount Clemens, that came into port for 6,000 bushels of wheat from A.J. Cooper, Hamilton street, cleared with her cargo on Monday, 9th November. Capt. Murray McGregor, formerly of the government steamer Bayfield, took the schooner Kalfage up to Stoke's Bay on November 9th. They had a stormy run, but reached Stoke's Bay safe and sound, with the men who are to camp there this winter. The Kolfage also carried the frame and brick necessary to build a saw mill this winter at this point for the Goderich Lumber company. The Donaconna, (Capt. Mosley, of Thorold) arrived in port on Sunday, November 15th, with a cargo of 101,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William for the Lake Huron and Manitoba Milling company's mill.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1903