The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1904

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Donnellys Raised Her.

Fourteen years ago the steamer Armstrong, then commanded by the late Capt.William Leonard, went down off Morristown in 100 feet of water. One man lost his life. The boat was loaded with three cars of coal and the manner of her sinking is regarded as exactly similar to her present mishap. A heavy stern car began to move, the others followed, and then the boat settled at the stern and quickly sank with its heavy deck load. The Donnellys were engaged to raise the boat, but owing to the depth of water the work was extremely difficult and after working a whole season they gave it up. Rather than lose what they had spent, they again took up the task and succeeded in floating the boat after she had lain two years on the bottom. She was rebuilt and resumed her place on the car ferry.


Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton down; Spartan up tonight.

The steamer Alexandria touched at Craig's wharf on her up trip last night.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount from Fort William with wheat.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is due to clear tonight for Sodus with feldspar.

The steambarge Navajo cleared from Richardsons' elevator for Montreal with grain.

The schooner Tradewind, from Oswego with coal, is due at Crawford's wharf today.

The steamer Rideau King has gone into winter quarters at Jones' Falls. Here she will receive extensive additions.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge Navajo from Wellington; schooners Pilot, from Napanee; Echo, from Belleville, and Laura D., from bay ports, with grain.

p.6 Brings Sailors To Port - Owen Sound, Nov. 12th - The tug Hodgson has arrived in port with the crew of the steamer Martin, which was wrecked on Devil's Island while bound from Toledo for Owen Sound with a cargo of coal. The crew managed to reach Tobermory in the schooner's (sic) yawl, and communicated with the United States consul here, W. Tate Robertson, who instructed the tug to bring the men to this port. They were sent on to Toledo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1904