The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1905

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p.2 At Mercy of Lake - Holland, Mich., Nov. 25th - During a terrific storm on Lake Michigan, the steamer Argo, of the Graham and Morton passenger fleet, went hard aground on a sand bar north of the north pier. All efforts to release her up to this time being futile, she is in great danger of being pounded to pieces. Owing to the heavy sea which is running it is impossible for the life-saving crew to reach the steamer, and the passengers and crew may be taken off in the breeches buoy. The boat carries a crew of twenty men and had thirty passengers aboard.


Swift's wharf: S.S. A.E. Ames, from Montreal to Fort William, last night; steamer Aletha, bay ports.

The schooner Tradewind, having unloaded her cargo of coal at Swift's, will go into winter quarters in the harbor.

The propeller Persia, in Montreal, went on the dry dock to have some caulking done. She will lay up at Port Dalhousie.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson, with three grain-laden barges for Montreal, cleared last evening. This is the last down tow of the season.

The steamer Advance will be here from Fort William next week, with wheat for the M.T. company elevator, and will go into winter quarters.

The M.T. company's large steamers will likely winter at upper lake parts. They are engaged up above, and would be unable to get down before the Welland canal closes.

The barge Melrose, on a shoal near Brockville, is not expected to be brought here till tomorrow. She was still on this morning. The Donnelly company has been busy lightering her.

Craig's wharf: steamer Niagara up yesterday on her last trip. Propeller Cuba up last night on her last trip. She will winter at Toronto; propeller Michigan due up today.

p.15 In Our Own Circuit - There is no truth in the rumor published in the Picton Gazette that the steamer Deseronto is to go out of commission at the close of the season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1905