The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1905

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p.1 To Search For Wreckage - Sarnia, Oct. 28th - The captain of the steamer Lillie Smith, loaded with lumber, Parry Sound to Sarnia, just arrived, reports that he passed a pilot house, part of a cabin and other wreckage, forty miles this side of Cove Island, near the entrance to Georgian Bay. The sea was running so heavy he was unable to examine the wreckage but there seems to be no doubt that this was the missing steamer Kaliyuga and that Captain Tonkin was making an effort to reach Georgian Bay for shelter when his vessel went down with all on board. The owners of the Kaliyuga are sending a tug from the Soo, today, to search for the wreckage and to identify it.

To Keep A Lookout - Sarnia, Oct. 28th - The tug has left here, for Southampton, to tow down the schooner Kathadin, waterlogged in that harbor. On both up and down trips the Sarnia will make careful search along the north shore for wreckage or other signs of the missing steamer Kaliyuga.

p.2 Yacht Club Delegates - Henry Cunningham and James Conway have been appointed by the Kingston Yacht Club as representatives to the annual meeting of the Lake Yacht Racing Association to be held in Rochester, N.Y., next Saturday.


At eight o'clock this morning the steamer Donnelly, towing the hulk of the propeller Melbourne, arrived in port. The Donnelly Wrecking company's crew and outfit went up on Monday last to raise the Melbourne, sunk at the mouth of the Murray canal, above Trenton. They got her afloat Wednesday night. The machinery and boiler are in pretty good condition. The hulk is at the government dry dock wharf. B.W. Folger and Capt. Thomas Donnelly are the owners.

Favors Legislation.

C.F. Gildersleeve, president of the Dominion Marine Association, stated that the body would have no objections to the enactment of any reasonable regulations that parliament may deem necessary to prevent overloading and otherwise to protect the lives of those employed in shipping on the inland waters of Canada.

Marine Notes.

M.T. company wharf: tug Hall from Cape Vincent, where it left two pulp-laden barges; cleared down with one coal and one grain-laden barge.

Swift's wharf: steamer Picton up last night; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; S.S. H.M. Pellatt, Montreal and Lake Superior Line, with a cargo of flour from Fort William.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Freeman and Metzner cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Clara Youell came out of Davis' drydock today. Capt. Oliver intends adding further repairs to her upper works.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up last night; steamer Niagara passed down yesterday, cargo of apples for Brockville, and up again last evening; steamer Waterlily up today; propeller Persia up tomorrow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1905