The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Apr 1904

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not published - Easter Friday

April 2, 1904



Caulking Was Drawn From The Seams By The Ice.

The government dredge tug St. Paul sank at Crawford's wharf Friday afternoon about four o'clock. Evidences of sinking were noticed an hour or so previous, and an endeavor was made to get a fire engine to save the tug. Evidently the caulking had been drawn from the seams by the ice, as is a very common occurrence with vessels near spring. The Chatham engine was taken down, but fireman John Hall had just got it started to pump when the tug gave a lurch, and sank in twelve or fourteen feet of water. Part of the cabin top is visible.

Lake Erie Ice Is Moving - Colchester, April 2nd - The ice at this end of Lake Erie is moving out rapidly. The tug General, from Detroit, is in sight on her way to Cleveland, following the south shore, with fair prospects of getting through. It is safe to say that by Monday the passage will be clear, should the present heavy west wind continue through today. There is no ice west between here and Bar Point.

p.2 Has Been Appointed - Capt. Hinckley has been appointed to the command of the steamer Columbian by the new manager of the mail line. The pilots did not care to assume the command of the steamers as well as act as pilots on the trip through the rapids.

p.5 An Old Time Captain - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., April 2nd - Capt. Leo Bernard is dead here, aged sixty years. Captain Bernard was one of the best known marine men on the chain of great lakes, having sailed for forty-five years. He embarked as a cabin boy on a small schooner when but thirteen years old and had remained continuously in the service ever since.

p.6 A River Story - Pouchet, commandant of Fort Levis, buries treasure of gold with dead soldiers near Ogdensburg. (two columns) [Syracuse Herald]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Apr 1904