The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1905

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p.1 Another Body Found - Southampton, Ont., Nov.3rd - The body of John Yotter, of the lost steamer Kaliyuga, was picked up on the shore, six miles north of here, and brought to Southampton late last night.



M.T. company elevator: steamer Morley cleared for Fort William.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Picton up today.

The cargo of the steamer Melbourne is being sold. Most of it has been found in good condition. The machinery will shortly be taken out.

The steamer Islander arrived up yesterday, having completed her season between Clayton and Alexandria Bay. She is now undergoing repairs.

Craig's wharf: propeller Persia due down today; steamer Niagara down today; steamer Alexandria up tonight; sloop Fleetwing from Amherst Island for freight.



Reid Wrecking Co. Makes a Purchase.

Detroit, Nov. 3rd - The Reid Wrecking company, of Sarnia, has purchased the barge Alta, wrecked on Grand Island, Lake Superior, in the last big storm. The Alta has six hundred thousand feet of lumber in her hold. The tug Reid leaves today to release the barge. Capt. Reid has returned from Bayfield, Wis. An inspection of the wrecked vessel, the steel steamer Sevona, which he recently purchased, shows the hull from the main deck down is in first class condition and that the only part that is damaged is from the main deck up. The cargo of ore is all there and can be saved with good weather. Capt. Reid expects to have the wreck up in three weeks.



Steamboats had trouble with the weather today. The steamer Picton came up the river this morning, but was unable to effect a landing at Swift's wharf, so turned back and went to Long Island Park, where she will remain till the gale abates.

The steamer Aletha started out from Picton for Kingston, but when she reached the upper gap she turned back, Mr. Horsey having sent a message for the steamer not to come down.

The steamer New Island Wanderer came from Cape Vincent and returned this afternoon, making her landing here safely.

The steamer North King almost broke away from her moorings at the foot of Clarence street. She pulled part of the island ferry wharf to pieces.

Sold Main Ducks Island - Claude Cole, Port Milford, has sold the Main Ducks Island (twenty miles from end of Point Traverse), to an American syndicate, which will convert it into a summer resort. Mr. Cole has owned the island for several years, making it a fishing centre and stock ranch, but has now parted with it, receiving a fancy price. Mr. Cole has reserved an adjoining island called Yorkshire, containing about 100 acres.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1905