The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1904

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Detroit, Mich., Nov. 7th - The wooden steamer Germanic, of the Hutchison fleet, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday, while hard aground on the head of Stag Island, St. Clair River, a few miles below Sarnia. Utterly exhausted by several days of lightering in order to release their ship from the head of Stag Island, where she settled after dragging her anchor during the heavy fog last Tuesday night, the crew of fourteen men were not made aware of their danger until almost completely surrounded by flames. All had very narrow escapes. The Germanic, which was loaded with coal for Ashland, was valued at $40,000 and fully insured.



The schooner Acacia is unloading coal at Swift's wharf.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

The steambarge John Milne, from Rednersville, is discharging at the malt house wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Spartan up; Rideau King to Ottawa this morning.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia and Niagara up, yesterday; Alexandria down tonight.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Straubenzie, from Darlington, with 24,000 bushels of barley.

Shipping this season on the great lakes was the largest ever known. Vessels are now under construction by the steel corporation to carry from 3,000 to 10,000 tons.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1904