The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1907

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p.1 Latest News - The barge Houghton sank in Lake Erie, through the parting of her tow line. The crew were saved.

The wreck of the steamer Dean Richmond, which was lost in Lake Erie in 1893, with $200,000 worth of lead and copper ore on board, has been found by a fisherman.


[Brockville Recorder]

Tuesday morning the steamer Edmonton, the new steel freighter, owned by the Matthews of Toronto, which stranded on Hillcrest shoal, Thursday afternoon, passed the town under her own steam, bound for Prescott, where the balance of her cargo of 73,000 bushels of wheat will be unloaded into the elevator.

The work of pulling the stranded steamer from this dangerous reef was not fraught with as much difficulty as many had expected. Monday afternoon the Donnelly and Grantham returned from Prescott, where the latter was unloaded of the cargo taken from the Edmonton, and the work of removing more wheat from the freighter was continued.

All day Monday an east wind blew, thereby lowering the water, but during the night it again shifted to the west, much to the advantage of the wreckers. The water continually raised until Tuesday morning, when Capt. Donnelly decided to use the sidewheeler bearing his own name in an attempt to release the Edmonton. Before doing so the Edmonton was turned as much as possible so that her bow faced in an almost direct north-westerly direction, the idea being that as she was caught on the western end of the shoal less pulling would be required.

This idea worked out to a letter and in less than fifteen minutes from the time the Donnelly stretched her line the Edmonton was again floating in deep water.

A few minutes later she started off under her own steam for Prescott with the Grantham by her side. The Donnelly remained behind to pick up the Edmonton's anchors.



M.T. company's elevator: tug Bronson from Montreal with four light barges, cleared for Montreal with four grain barges; steamer Fairmount and barge Melrose cleared for Montreal.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay ports; steamer Hamilton up last night; steamer Belleville down tonight; schooner Clara from Oswego with coal; steamer Dundurn up today.

Richardson's elevator: steamer Midland Queen which arrived Tuesday from Fort William, carried 90,000 bushels of wheat and oats; steambarge Navajo from Montreal with freight; steamer Pueblo cleared for Chicago; schooner Ford River loaded feldspar for Charlotte.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Arrangements have been made for the government dredge working here to clear out the water works' slip this month, and render it possible for deep draught schooners to enter.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1907