The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1904

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Dec. 2, 1904

p.2 Wolfe Island, Dec. 1st - A new time-table has been issued by the steamer Fawcett, which goes into effect today. She made two special trips to the foot of the island, this week, for the purpose of carrying pressed hay. Tuesday was considered by many to be the roughest day the Fawcett has yet encountered. The passengers speak in glowing terms of the way she rode the waves, and also of the able manner in which her master, Captain Crawford, handled her in the storm.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Armstrong will be in commission again within a week.

p.5 Dropped Dead At The Wheel - Port Huron, Dec. 2nd - With her wheelman dead at the helm, the big 400 foot freighter W.R. Linn, of the Pittsburgh Steamship company, went tearing through the rapids here yesterday. One of the crew noticed Fred Karrell, who was at the wheel, stagger and fall backward. He was soon in the wheelhouse, and found his shipmate dead on the floor. It happened the channel was clear, there being no other boats in sight. The sailor grabbed the wheel, and, getting the boat on her course again, showed that Karrell was dead, having expired instantly from heart disease.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1904