The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Dec 1905

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p.1 Relic Hunters Destroy Warship - Ottawa, Dec. 30th - Mr. Sing, engineer of the public works department, who was sent to Chatham to investigate the statement that Detroiters had arranged to raise and convey to Detroit three British vessels sunk in the Thames during the war of 1812, has sent in his report. He states that one of the vessels in question was raised by the city of Chatham, and placed in the park, but piece by piece it was carried off by relic hunters. He recommends that measures be taken for the preservation of the remaining two ships, which are about seventy-five feet long and covered by about six feet of water. Public feeling in Chatham, he says, strongly favors the retention of the hulks for historical reasons.

p.6 Personal Mention - Harry Richards, who spent the past season sailing on the steamer Wilburt L. Smith, on the upper lakes, was in the city today, on his way home to Amherst Island for the winter.

Capt. James Allen is out again and this afternoon took command of the steamer New Island Wanderer.

Chartered For Five Years - The steamer Jessie Bain, now in Davis' dry dock, will be renewed from the bottom up and made a staunch vessel. It has been chartered from the Folgers by the Rathbun company for five years, to run on the Gananoque-Clayton ferry in connection with the railways.

Barge Broke Away - This morning one of the Lomer company barges, in winter quarters at the K. & P. company's spile wharf, broke away from its moorings, on account of the gale, and started out on a cruise towards the Barriefield shore. It was tossing about all morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Dec 1905