The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1906

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p.1 Unknown Schooner Sunk - Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 6th - The Marblehead life-saving station reports an unknown schooner sunk in Lake Erie, at a point five miles north of the Marble light. They are unable to learn the vessel's name. The crew was probably picked up by a passing schooner.

Seeking Extradition - Detroit, Sept. 6th - during an excursion on Canadian steamer Premier on July 16th, Capt. Stackhouse was compelled at the point of a revolver, to land on U.S. side of river; extradition proceedings in progress; if accused are taken to Canada they cannot be charged with piracy in Canadian waters and will face only the minor charge of assault and robbery. "....The Canadian government never changed its high seas laws so as to include the great lakes although the U.S. government was forced to do so many years ago."



Sloop Laura D. cleared yesterday for bay ports.

The steamer Rideau Queen left for Ottawa this morning.

The schooner Maize cleared, light last night, for Erie.

The steamer Toronto made the river trip this morning.

The yacht S. & Y., of the Kingston foundry, left today for False Ducks Island, with supplies for the new lighthouse building.

The tug Cardinal and tow barge Flora Carveth, after repairs at the Kingston foundry, cleared last night for Oswego, to load coal for the Cardinal Starch Works.

M.T. Co.: the tug Emerson, from Montreal, with one barge; the tug Hall, from Montreal, with three barges; the tug Emerson cleared for Oswego with the barge Lapwing, loaded with lumber.

Captain Scott has purchased from the Great Lakes Towing company the tug Tonawanda for $3,000. Her cylinder is 18 x 18 1/2, and she is considered a fine boat for harbor work. Capt. Scott and crew went to Buffalo to bring the tug to Oswego by way of the Welland canal.

The R. & O. steamers Kingston and Toronto will continue to run daily, Mondays excepted, until September 23rd, inclusive, after which date the services will be tri-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, until the end of the month, when the boats stop for the season.

A Montreal despatch says there is a large anchor lying at the bottom of the channel near the Victoria pier and Pilot Hamelin, who was in charge of the steamer Calvin with the barge in tow, has made a report to Capt. Riley, superintendent of pilots, in regard to. The steamer lost the anchor about 150 or 200 feet from the wharf, and Pilot Hamelin thinks search should be made for it, as it might prove dangerous to deep draft vessels passing that point.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1906