The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1904

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Rutherford from Oswego with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Highland Beauty from Wellington with grain.

tug Shanly and barge were here from Ottawa loading coal at Criag's wharf.

The steamer Hamilton leaves Montreal tonight on her first trip, and will be due here tomorrow night.

Craig's wharf: yesterday, steamers Lake Michigan and Ocean from Hamilton, Melbourne from Windsor, Persia from Montreal.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and two consorts from Fort William with 175,000 bushels of wheat; tug Bronson up with five light barges.

Swift's wharf: on Sunday steamer Kingston up and down; steamer North King up and down; schooner Acacia cleared Saturday night for Charlotte; steamer Rideau King left this morning for Ottawa.



Duluth, Minn., June 6th - Eleven members of the crew and two women passengers, Mrs. Merrick, wife of the owner of the Park Hotel, Sault Ste. Marie, and her guest, Miss Gates, of the same city, on the big sea tug Niagara, were rescued from the craft on Sunday by the tug Edna G., after a perilous experience at Knife Island, 24 miles down the north shore of Lake Superior. The tug had gone on the rocks in the worst north-easter of the year, and it was feared for a time that all on board would perish. The Edna G. was two miles away at the time, and hearing the signals of distress hastened to the assistance of the foundering craft. Life rafts were launched, and one after another the terrified people jumped onto them and were safely brought on shore. The Niagara was valued at $25,000 and when last heard from was broken in two and it is thought will be a total loss.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1904