The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1906

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p.1 To Replace Bridge - Sarnia, Oct. 29th - The Reid Wrecking company has taken the contract to replace the big inter-state bridge at Duluth on the piers. The price for the work, to be paid by the Great Northern railway company, is $60,000. After the work is completed, Capt. Reid will take his wrecking outfit to the Canadian steamer Monkshaven on Pie Island, wrecked by the big gales of last November. The Reids had the Monkshaven pulled out and were almost ready to take the vessel to Duluth, when the early September gale dashed her upon the rocks again. It is possible the boat is now a total loss.



The tow barge Burmah has been chartered to carry coal from Charlotte to Brockville.

The schooner Granger arrived today with pressed hay from Wolfe Island for shipment.

The tug Mary P. Hall, of the M.T. company, has arrived from Montreal with three light barges.

The steamer Phoenix, which arrived from Chicago on Saturday, with corn, is being unloaded at Richardson's today.

Swift's: The steamers Hamilton down today; Picton down today; Belleville up last night; Aletha, down and up today.

The R. & O. steamer Hamilton is on her last trip for the season. She passes down today in charge of Captain Charles Redfern to go into winter quarters at Montreal after a profitable season on the Bay of Quinte route. The Hamilton is the first of the R. & O. liners to go into winter quarters.

Craig's: propellor Cuba up from Montreal, Saturday night, tied up until the storm abated; she cleared for Toronto last night at nine o'clock; propellor Persia up Sunday, lay over for several hours before continuing her trip; steamer Stranger cleared this morning for Smith's Falls with the barge Peruvian in tow, with general merchandise for canal points.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Bickerdike, of Montreal, will come to the government dry dock here, on Wednesday, for repairs.



Cleveland, Oct. 29th - In trying to get into the harbor in the gale, on Saturday afternoon, the steel steamer Lackawanna stranded on the east extension of the breakwater. With a hole eleven feet long and six feet wide, the steamer quickly filled with water, and hang on the rip-rap just forward of the boiler-house. When the wind, which had been blowing hard from the south-west, veered to the north-west, the position of the crew became perilous. They were taken off with much difficulty by the life-saving crew, aided by the tug Frank W. Capt. Motley, of the lifesavers, had to make three trips with his lifeboat in order to land the twenty-one men who formed the crew of the wrecked steamer. The wrecked boat is owned by John McWilliams, of Buffalo, and was valued at $120,000. It was insured for $100,000. It was coming here to fill out its cargo of package freight. It had about 150 tons on board when it struck the breakwater. The Lackawanna is in command of Capt. George Grasser.

Cut Loose In Raging Gale.

Houghton, Mich., Oct. 29th - The barge Allegheny was cut loose by the steamer Coffinbury Saturday afternoon when opposite Red Ridge, fifteen miles from the ship canal, during the severe north-wester which raged, and now lies anchored about two miles from shore with every prospect of being pounded to pieces during the night. The Coffinbury sprank a leak and lost her deck load of Washington fir timber. Another thirty minutes in the gale would have sent her to the bottom. She had eight feet of water in her hold, when she reached the canal, and was being badly buffeted by the high sea. But for letting go the consort Allegheny she would have foundered.

Breakwater Damaged - storm on Saturday and Sunday damaged west end of breakwater near Grove Inn; many timbers drifted away or washed up on beach.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1906