The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Sep 1906

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p.1 A Vessel Sank - Detroit, Sept. 17th - By hitting an obstruction off Point Pelee, in Lake Erie, in Canadian waters, Sunday, the steamer Charles B. Packard, up-bound, coal laden, drove a hole in her bottom and sank in Pigeon bay. The steamer, which is owned by Calbick & Co., Chicago, was towing the barge Harold at the time. The barge got as far as Bar Point after the disaster. The Packard is in thirty-six feet of water.



The steamer Caspian passed down yesterday.

The steamer Persia was in at Craig's yesterday on her up trip.

The steamer Rideau King left this morning for Ottawa.

The steamer City of Montreal passed down yesterday.

The steamer Caspian was three hours late in reaching here yesterday.

Workmen are engaged making a number of repairs to the schooner Grantham.

The officers of the steamer North King were transferred yesterday to the steamer Caspian.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal light, and cleared again for the same port with two barges laden with grain.

The steamer Picton was expected to be in at Swift's today. Yesterday she was due but failed to turn up. No explanation given of her lateness except heavy freight traffic.

The steambarge Ralph T. Halcomb is loading pressed hay at Wolfe Island, for ports east of Quebec. The Holcomb is the largest vessel that ever entered the port of Wolfe Island, being one hundred and thirty-five long, and thirty foot beam, drawing nine feet three inches of water.

p.4 Pith of the News - The schooner Julia Larson drifted away from Goderich harbor on Saturday night and two tugs searched for her all day Sunday in vain.

p.7 Wolfe Island Doings - At the last council meeting, the contract was closed with James Swift & Co., whereby the township has secured the present dock for a further term of three years, the lessor agreeing to erect a waiting room twelve by twenty-four feet on dock, to light and heat it, and telephone to be installed therein for $100 per year. Workmen will commence at once upon the improvements. The earnings for the boat for the past month were close on $1,200.

Gananoque, Sept. 17th - The coal schooner Theodore Voges cleared for Oswego, Saturday. The schooner Collier cleared for Charlotte Saturday evening.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Sep 1906