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

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p.1 Where Is The Vessel ? - Port Arthur, Dec. 17th - The Wacondah, which left here on Friday afternoon, took shelter behind Welcome Island, on account of the heavy seas. On Saturday afternoon the Neepawah passed her bound out. The Wahcondah (sic) left her shelter and followed for several hours. The Neepawah was lost sight of in the darkness and the Wahcondah put back to this port. No word has since been received from the Neepawah, but it is believed she is in shelter at some point.

Vessel Not Known - Charlevoix, Mich., Dec. 17th - A large steel steamer is stranded on a reef north of Garden Island, but owing to the gale the name could not be ascertained.

To Build New Steamer - Sarnia, Dec. 17th - The Northern Navigation company, which owned the steamer Monarch, recently lost on Isle Royale, will build a duplicate of their steamer Huronic.

Marine Notes.

The steambarge Navajo is at the G.T.R. dock today, unloading hay brought from Howe Island, for shipment on the cars.

The M.T. Co.'s steamship Fairmount which was released from the shoal off Snake Island, recently, will receive a thorough overhauling at the government dry-dock, where it is expected she will stay for the winter.

The trip of the steamer Edmonton to Richardsons' with grain has been cancelled. The owners have decided that she shall unload all her cargo at Port Huron, which port the vessel has now reached. The Edmonton will lay up at Hamilton.


Detroit, Dec. 17th - It is the opinion of Captain Sinclair, underwriter's representative, who has just returned from the wreck, that the stranded steamer Golspie, on the beach of Brule Bay, Lake Superior, can be recovered. Captain Sinclair says the steamer is on a sand and gravel beach and is resting easy. She is listed toward the lake, but the stack and houses are still in position and he sees no reason why the boat cannot be saved. The boat probably will be sold or a contract let for her release. Reports from the Soo state that no trouble will be met in obtaining bids.

p.2 Some Marine Matters - a letter to editor referring to Capt. Scott's and Capt. John Gaskin's opposing views on whether the shoal in Kingston harbor should be removed. - signed "ANOTHER MARINER"

p.7 Goderich Notes - The steamers Newmount, Turret Chief and Turret Cape are to winter at this port.

J.H. Tramanhauser is gaining much celebrity for the wonderful electric equipment of the new elevator. The marine leg weighs seven tons and its elevating capacity is 15,000 bushels an hour. The lighting of the building will be 677 arc lights, of 2,000 candle power and 175 incandescent lights. The elevator is a solid mass of concrete and steel, and when its interior finishing is complete, there will not be a single piece of wood in it or anything that fire can ignite.

p.8 Gildersleeve Is Vice - At the annual meeting of the Lake Yacht Racing Association, held in Hamilton, the following were elected officers for 1907: President, T.A.E. World, Toronto; vice-president, E.C. Gildersleeve, commodore, Kingston; secretary, R. Gooderham, Toronto; council, T.B. Pritchard, Rochester; G.R. Judd, Hamilton; J.S. MacMurray, Toronto; J.P. Mott, Oswego; and E.C. Gildersleeve, Kingston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1906