The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1905

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Willing That Canada Should Preserve Them.

Detroit, Sept. 11th - C.M. Burton, of this city, who has interested himself in one of the old war vessels sunken at the mouth of the Thames River, Lake St. Clair, has sent an attorney to Ottawa to see the secretary of state, it having been reported that Canada will not permit the removal of the old hulls. Mr. Burton says he will be contented if the dominion government recovers the historic boat and preserve it as becomes its history, but if they do not he will have the boat removed to Detroit. The boat is not the property of the Canadian government. The boats were seized by Col. Proctor, in 1813, from the rightful owners in Detroit, and used to transport stores during the British retreat from Malden and Detroit up the Thames. Mr. Burton is a member of the Quebec Historical society and expects to have the society's assistance.



M.T. company wharf: tugs Glide and Hall, up with light barges.

The schooner Charlie Marshall, from Charlotte, with coal, is at the penitentiary wharf.

The steamer Stranger came down from Smith's Falls today to enter Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The houseboat Waupegan, in tow of the yacht Sophia, arrived at Craig's wharf yesterday and continued on down the Rideau this morning.

The steamer Rideau Queen completes her season on her return from Ottawa next Saturday. The King and Queen have ceased running to Clayton.

The steamer Caspian completed her season's runs on Saturday, and has gone into quarters in the slip at the foot of William street She may be lengthened in the winter.

The steamer North King had quite a number of excursionists on her trip from Rochester and bay ports yesterday. She will make three more trips down before going into winter quarters.

Craig's wharf: propellers Melbourne down Saturday night; Persia up yesterday morning; steamer Alexandria down tonight; steamer Waterlily down tonight; yacht Castanet from Alexandria Bay.

The fine steamyacht Calumet, owned by Mr. Emery, of New York, is in the government dry dock, having its rudder repaired, and being painted. This yacht is 140 feet long and cost $150,000. It is the finest on the river.

The present trip of the steamer Toronto will be her last one. She will then enter Kingston dry dock to have her bottom scraped and be otherwise overhauled before returning to Toronto to lie up for the winter.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning; Picton down yesterday; Kingston from Charlotte yesterday; North King from Charlotte; Toronto from Charlotte today; Aletha from bay ports.

Personal Mention - The remains of the late George E. Chown, drowned off the steamer Iosco were recovered and buried at Cleveland. His wife, a daughter of G. Scott, Renfrew, resided at Cleveland.

Huronic Was Not Bothered - C.H. Nicholson, Sarnia, telegraphs: The despatch in your paper stating that the Northern Navigation company steamer Huronic was damaged in the recent storm on Lake Superior, passengers frightened, etc., etc., is entirely untrue. She went through the gale on the trip to Port Arthur, and behaved beautifully, and sustained no damage whatever. The captain reports if he never has anything worse than that to go through he will be satisfied. It would take a much worse storm to put the Huronic out of business.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1905