The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1904

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p.1 Two Vessels Collided - Sarnia, Nov. 21st - While rounding to her dock at Sarnia, during a thick fog, the steamer United Empire was struck by the steamer Craig, receiving damage to the rail and bulwarks on the starboard side. The Craig was not injured and proceeded on her way.

Fireman Killed - Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 21st - Charles Pierson, Toronto, a fireman on steamer Algonquin, fell down ladder into fire hold

Coal Steamer Burned - Sandusky, Ohio, Nov. 21st - The coal steamer Philip Minch, light, on its way from Fairport to Sandusky, Ohio, was burned to the water's edge about eight miles east of Marblehead early on Sunday. The crew of seventeen men was forced to abandon the burning boat while several miles out in the lake and reached Sandusky in an exhausted condition, many of them half naked because of having been roused from sleep and given no chance to dress. The fire started in the stern of the boat from a cause not determined.



The steamer Islander is in Davis' dry dock.

M.T. company wharf: tugs Thomson and Bronson, up with eight light barges.

The steamer Arabian touched at Swift's wharf last night en route to Fort William.

The steambarge Hecla, from Ogdensburg, is in the government dry-dock for repairs.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will enter the government dry dock this week for repairs.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Two Brothers and Highland Beauty, from bay ports with grain.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived at the Locomotive Works' wharf yesterday with coal from Charlotte.

Today the Donnelly Wrecking company expected to raise the sunken steamer Armstrong at Ogdensburg.

The steamer Spartan will arrive today from Montreal and will go into the government dry dock for repairs this winter.

p.5 Honored By Friends - Meredith Jaques, of G.E. Jaques & Co., presented with cabinet of silver on board steamer Melbourne; Capt. Scott, a veteran of thirty-seven years service occupied the chair; Capt. Lefebvre and Capt. Fitzgerald also present. (details) [Montreal Herald, Nov. 15th]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1904