The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1903

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Only 94 lives were lost on the lakes this season, the smallest number in years. Lake Erie led with 29 deaths. The schooner Emerald, which foundered on Lake Ontario, was the only vessel to lose her entire crew. The wreck of the steamer Hackley, on Green Bay, caused the death of twelve, ten of whom were passengers, making the first loss of passengers, except by suicide, in the past ten years.

The loss of property, however, was the heaviest in five years. Accurate weather prediction and the building of larger and stronger vessels, combined with the many new safeguards to navigation, have greatly reduced dangers for the sailor.

Marine Notes.

The M.T. company steamer Westmount will winter at Collingwood.

The steamer Pierrepont remained in port this morning, as the wind was too heavy to allow her to land at the island.

The steamer Arabian, which brought grain to Richardsons' elevator, is here stormbound. On two like occasions in years past she had to winter at Kingston, not being able to reach Hamilton.

p.6 Was Storm Bound - New Island Wanderer at foot of Wolfe Island; at 2 p.m. the Pierrepont met her and transferred loads.

The Pierrepont Did Not Run - for the first time this year the Pierrepont was unable to make her usual trip to islands - strong winds.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1903