The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1906

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Three Vessels Wrecked And Lives Lost.

Cleveland, Oct. 1st - During a fierce storm, which raged on Lake Erie on Saturday night, three vessels were wrecked and three lives are known to have been snuffed out. The first boat to feel the effects of the great seas was the steamer Fayette Brown, bound from Cleveland to Lorain light. When off Lorain harbor the waves were mountain high and the boat, in trying to make the piers, struck the breakwater. The engines were immediately reversed, but the heavy seas and wind swept the boat to the beach, from where the crew were taken off after considerable difficulty. The steamer City of Concord was sunk near Huron, the schooner Negaunee was beached and pounded to pieces and the barge Montpelier is missing. The three people lost were members of the crew of the Concord. They were evidently too frightened to take to the yawl when the rest of the crew were forced to abandon their boat.

Another Disaster.

Chicago, Oct. 1st - Three sailors were drowned and twenty-four railway cars, together with 800 tons of iron ore and car attachments, were lost in the lake, on Saturday night, when a car ferry capsized less than a mile outside of the Chicago harbor. The drowned are Capt. John Olsen, commanding the capsized barge, and two sailors whose identity has not been established.



Craig's: propellor Persia from Montreal passed up Saturday night.

Crawford's: schooners Cornelia and Metzner, cleared for Oswego to load coal.

Richardsons': The steamer King Ben from Montreal with general merchandise. (already renamed Navajo ? - editor)

The schooner Queen of the Lakes from Charlotte is unloading coal at the spile dock.

Folger's: the steamer Wanderer arrived last night, from Clayton, to go on the Cape Vincent route next Wednesday.

The dredge Nipissing and steamer St. Paul are expected to arrive today for repairs. The Nipissing was raised lately at Hamilton by the Donnellys.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Turret Court, from Fort William, with 80,000 bushels of wheat; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

Swift's: steamer Caspian, from Rochester and bay ports, down and up yesterday; steamer Belleville, from Montreal, passed up last night; the steamer Rideau King cleared this morning for Ottawa; the steamer Aletha from bay ports.

The big R. & O. steamer Kingston passed up last night for Toronto, where she follows her sister ship, the Toronto, into winter quarters. The big boats have got through the season without any delays, and have finished the most profitable season in the history of the company.

p.8 Gift to Popular Captain - Capt. Esford of str. Kingston presented with address and double-barrelled, silver-mounted shotgun by crew, on last trip of season.

Grain Commission - Holding A Session at Kingston - H.W. Richardson gave evidence; thought the Dominion Marine Association fixed rates for carrying from Fort William; thought that to keep the Canadian grain on the Canadian route the Welland canal should be raised.

A Steamer Foundered - Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 1st - An unknown steamer foundered, with its entire crew, in Lake Huron, off Sanilac, yesterday, in the north-west gale.

Incidents of the Day - At Garden Island: steamer Calvin from Toledo with lumber; steamer Tecumseh will clear for Toronto, tomorrow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1906