The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1906

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p.1 To Blow It Up - Detroit, July 19th- The big tug Traveller, of the Midland Towing & Wrecking company, was here, last night, on her way to remove the wreck of the barge Tasmania, for which the company has a contract with the Canadian government. The Traveller carried enough dynamite to make those acquainted with the cargo nervous until she went out of the way. The Tasmania was lost in one of last fall's gales with her crew of eight men. She lies in Canadian water, about 3 miles south-west of the south-east shoal lightship and in the path of vessels passing up and down the north shore of Lake Erie.



The schooner Acacia is at Richardsons', loading feldspar.

The schooner Acacia (sic) cleared, this morning, for Sodus, for coal.

The schooner Echo is at Richardsons', from Toronto, with grain.

The schooner W.J. Suffel, having unloaded coal at Swift's, cleared today for Oswego.

The schooner Theodore Voges arrived, this morning, from Oswego, with coal for Craig's.

The steamers Kingston and Caspian went down the river today, the former as far as Prescott.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner has cleared for Sodus, and the schooner Clara Youell has cleared for Charlotte.

M.T. company: tug Bronson with three grain barges for Montreal; tug Glide with three light barges, returning with two grain laden barges.

p.5 Yacht Burned - Fire destroyed the yacht Aberdeen at Channel Grove, Wednesday night. The Aberdeen is the property of Hon. William Harty, and was hauled out at the grove to receive necessary repairs and improvements before being out in commission for the summer. Just how the fire originated is unknown, but it is supposed to have resulted from a spark which may have been smouldering for some hours. The residents at the grove worked hard to overcome the flames, and were partially successful though the appliances at hand were necessarily very meagre. The hull was saved, but the upper works was destroyed, and the hold scuttled. The yacht was valued at about $1,200, and was uninsured. None of Mr. Harty's family are yet residing at Channel Grove, and the first intimation they had of the occurrence was when word was brought to the city by George Sudds, who looks after the yacht.

p.8 The steamer Frontenac has been acquired by the Nessen line and will be used for daily trips between Milwaukee and Manistee.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1906