The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1906

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Raised The Dredge.

The Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking company has just completed a successful job of wrecking work for the department of public works. The dredge Nipissing sank at Hamilton in such a depth of water as to cover the upper deck four feet. After a complete examination and consultation with Captain Thomas Donnelly it was decided that the cost of raising the dredge with chains would be very high, owing to the difficulty of passing chains under the dredge's hull, and it was decided to try and raise the dredge by pumping. Owing to the light nature of the upper works considerable difficulty was experienced in withstanding the pressure met with at that depth of water, but on Sunday last by the aid of three of the company's wrecking pumps, the dredge was raised, and will likely be brought to Kingston for repairs.

Marine Paragraphs.

The schooner Metzner cleared for Sodus.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Victoria, of Rockport, is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared for Charlotte with feldspar.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up this evening; steamer Stranger from Smith's Falls.

The steambarge Simla and consort Burma, the latter laden with pulpwood, cleared from Garden Island for Buffalo.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; Hamilton down; Rideau Queen from Ottawa; Aletha from bay ports.

The largest cargo of iron ore ever carried on the lakes, 13,333 gross tons, was taken by the S.S. Rogers from Cleveland to South Chicago.

The barge Cornwall, sunk in the Soulanges canal last week, by collision with the steamer Dundurn, has arrived here with the damaged portion of her cargo.

The mates of the steamers Mills and Milwaukee, who were both in command when the recent collision occurred on the upper lakes, have been suspended, the former for six months, the latter for a year.

Duluth shippers are sending grain to Georgian Bay at one and three quarter cents. The rate to Buffalo is 2 and a half cents. Two hundred thousand bushels have been shipped by the Canadian route within a day or two.

The steamer St. Lawrence was to have come up from Clayton today, having completed her season on the river. The steamer Islander takes her place. The St. Lawrence will be placed on the marine railway at Portsmouth for extensive improvements.

M.T. company wharf: steamer Keefe, from Duluth, with 80,000 bushels of flaxseed, and cleared for Chicago; tugs Glide, Mary P. Hall and Thomson up with seven light barges; tug Emerson from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with two coal barges; steamer Advance called en route from Montreal to Fort William, with package freight.

p.8 The Passengers Safe - Sarnia, Sept. 21st - ferry boat Hiawatha struck on some spiles of an old sunken boat and beached on American side; all passengers safe.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1906