The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1904

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Craig's wharf: steamer Persia down.

Swift's wharf: schooner Acacia from Oswego with coal.

The steambarge Kenirving passed here en route to Smith's Falls, with coal.

The tug Dauntless clears tonight for Montreal with three of the K. & M.F. Co.'s barges, grain-laden for Montreal.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson from Charlotte with two coal laden barges and cleared back with one light barge.

Dr. J.G. Reid, M.P., manager of the Prescott Starch Works, has purchased the steamer Dean from H.G. Chandler, of Ogdensburg.

p.3 A Total Wreck - South Haven, Mich., May 11th - The schooner Anne F. Morse, sailing from White Lake, was wrecked 3 miles north of here, Frank Tyler, of Holland, losing his life. On Sunday night a heavy north-wester struck the boat and after several hours the ship parted aft and forward. The three men aboard all ran toward the yawl, the captain, Will Minter, succeeding in getting in and cutting the davits, which left the yawl afloat without any oars. The other two men, Walter Craft and Tyler, stuck to the ship, which capsized, but when it righted Tyler was gone, and Craft still clinging to a mast with which he came ashore. Tyler has not been found.

Capt. Minter had a hard time on the yawl on account of the heavy surf, but succeeded in getting ashore, and after several hours being able to climb up a hill to a farm house.

p.4 Goderich Notes - The steamer Fairmount left on Sunday and the Turret Cape on Monday, both for Fort William. On Thursday last the new tug for the Buffalo Fish company was launched from Marlton's island yard. It was called "The Cariboo."

p.5 Chicora's Trial Trip - This afternoon, B.W. Folger, Jr., Toronto, general manager of the Niagara Steamboat company, arrived in the city to inspect the steamer Chicora, which it was expected would make a trial trip over the harbor this afternoon. If the steamer is not ready, the trip will be made in the morning.

p.7 Wolfe Island, May 9th - Capt. Crawford, who will be master of our new ferry, is in Toronto where he will remain until the completion of the boat. Rumors have been going abroad that it was condemned. The reeve, who returned from Toronto last week, states that she will be one of the staunchest boats that ply these waters and will be ready for navigation by June 1st. Word has been received from the government that no grant could be given for the new boat.

David Stevenson has been appointed fireman and James Davis is likely to be appointed mate.



Frank McMaster, Toronto, writes relative to the drowning in Lake Ontario last December, of the writer's father, Capt. F. McMaster, and his brother Walter, of the schooner Emerald. The surviving son, who lives at 382 Bathhurst street, Toronto, has but little hope of the finding of the bodies, but has sent descriptions of his father and brother, in substance as follows:

"Captain McMaster, height about five feet and eight inches; weight 180 pounds; age fifty; hair quite gray, sandy moustache, teeth very bad, would wear working clothes. Walter M. McMaster, height, five feet and eight or nine inches; weight 140 or 150; age, twenty-three; hair almost black; teeth good, athletic build, short neck, square shoulders, face dull and clean shaven, prominent nose, clothing probably of striped material."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1904