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

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p.1 It is learned that the steamer Varuna is to be provided with a new triple expansion engine during this winter, which it is expected, will considerably increase her speed.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Fawcett has not come from the island since Tuesday.

p.5 Council of Wolfe Island - Steamboat accounts voted:

Selby & Youlden, repairs to engine, $35.44.

S. Anglin & Co., lumber, $1.02.

Queen City Oil Co., $89.80.

W. Dunnigan, engineer, $7.00.

D. Wilson, deckhand, $12.00.

On motion, council expresses appreciation of the interest that Capt. Crawford and his crew have taken in the ferry and recommended them to the council of 1905 for re-appointment.

No Word from Tugs - Sault Ste. Marie, Dec. 22nd - No word has been heard from the tugs Reid and Boynton sent out to search for Demers and Pelletier, of the Cariboo Island light, twenty-five miles from Michipicoten Island. Considerable anxiety is felt here for their safety. The search is under the direction of W.H. Brunnell, an engineer from the marine department at Ottawa. Demers' friends hope that he and his helper left Caribou in their sail boat, and are now somewhere on the mainland.

p.8 Secured The Contract - Alfred Turcott and Joseph Paradis have received the contract of drawing apart the steamer Spartan, in the government drydock, to be lengthened. They will also do the necessary wood work.

Dec. 23, 1904

p.1 Likely Perished - tug Reid returned from Cariboo Island, unsuccessful in finding light keepers.

p.2 Personal Mention - Chief Engineer McSorley of the steamer Turret Court has arrived home, after completing the season and laying the steamer up at Owen Sound.

Dec. 24, 1904


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1904