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

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Swift's: the steamer Aletha down and up today.

The schooner Echo has laid up for the winter at Soward's.

The schooner W.J. Suffel is loading feldspar at Richardsons' today for Charlotte.

The steamer Robert Wallace, of Duluth, arrived with 79,800 bushels of flax for the M.T. company.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins, which arrived Friday with coal for Sowards, will lay up there for the winter.

The tug Bronson arrived with four barges from Montreal, for the M.T. company, and cleared down with three grain barges.

Craig's: the steamer Waterlily down yesterday; the steamer Cuba, down last night; the steamer Alexandria up today.



Off Michipicoten Island In A Gale.

Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 17th - The crew of the Canadian steamer Strathmore, owned by the Richardsons of Kingston, have arrived here. Instead of being burned, the Strathmore struck the rocks off the north-west point of Michipicoten Island, at midnight on Tuesday, during the heavy gale. The boat commenced to sink, despite the efforts of the crew at the pumps, and after the inrushing water had put out the fire under the boilers, Capt. Patrick Sullivan ordered the crew of thirteen men to abandon her. Although the breakers were running high, the crew reached shore in safety and made their way to Michipicoten lighthouse. The Strathmore was bound down from Fort William with a cargo of grain for Kingston. She was an old wooden steamer, and was formerly known as the Gordon Campbell. She will be a total loss. She rated A-2 and had an insurance value of $17,500.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1906