The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1904

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The steamer Spartan arrived at Swift's wharf last night.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared for Cornwall.

Craig's wharf: steamers Niagara and Cuba up last night.

p.3 Picton, Nov. 21st - The steamer Ella Ross ran aground on Saturday, between Northport and Deseronto. A tug from the latter town pulled her off. Before lying up for the winter the Alexandria has gone on the "ways" for a few repairs to her hull. The steamer Aberdeen is unloading coal at Hepburn's dock.

p.5 Council of Wolfe Island - Members all present. Voted:

Alphus Truscott, for repairs, $82.00

John Friend & Son, glass, $1.82.

C. Millan, boarding men, $9.00

W. Cockburn, repairs to engine, $19.40.

Lemmon, Claxton & Lawrenson, chain, etc., $2.80.

W. Augustus, marine glass, $10.00.

Mrs. McDermott, milk, (October), $3.30.

Victor Sudds, oak timber for fenders, $13.00.

Oldrieve & Horne, tackle, etc., $74.05.

F. Partridge, wire guard, $18.75.

James Swift, coal, (September), $170.10.

W.B. Card, livery, $13.95.

McKelvey & Birch, account, $181.55.

David Stevenson, fireman, $36.25.

W. Smith, fireman, $3.75.

James Crawford, captain, $50.00

D.J. Leslie, engineer, $70.00.

M. O'Shea, mate, $46.50.

James Hutton, deckhand, $31.00.

W. Russell, deckhand, $31.00.

Thomas Rossie, $32.00.

David Wilson, $5.00.

W. Cummins, cook, $9.34.

L.H. Card, purser, $31.00.

Mrs. Henderson, cook, $9.90, bonus $5.00, $14.90.

G.H. Whitmarsh, meat, $26.11.

James Davis, groceries, $47.59.

James Davis, milk, $4.55.



In Order To Raise The Steamer Armstrong.

The Donnelly Wrecking company have had numerous enquiries as to when the steamer Armstrong will be floated. Thomas Donnelly, who has just returned from the wreck at Ogdensburg, reports that the work is progressing as rapidly as could be expected. The steamer lies badly listed with twelve feet of water over the main deck. Sixty tons of rails and two steel cars weighing twenty tons each have had to be removed, and this is slow work under the water. To raise the hull to the surface by the aid of screws and chains would have been a tedious job at this season of the year, and the wreckers are trying to float the steamer by pumping, which if successful will mean the saving of time and money. The cars jumped the track and the wheels of the trucks broke through the deck in many places. Divers M. Murphy and James Clark are under water from morning to night each day, and if nothing unforseen happens, Capt. Donnelly states that the Armstrong will be raised this afternoon. John Donnelly has charge of the work.

Later - The steamer Armstrong was lifted about 2:30 p.m., and is on the way to the shipyard for repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1904