The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1907

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p.1 Latest News - As the result of collision with a big steel freighter, the steamer John W. Moore lies on the bottom of the Detroit river, and the wheelsman, Duncan McIntyre, of Sombra, Ont., was drowned. McIntyre was asleep at the time, and went down with the ship, his body being later recovered.



The tug Edmond and barge Columbia cleared for Washburn with coal.

Steamer Levaua ? passed here Monday, on her way west with pulpwood.

The schooner Cornelia arrived from Oswego today and will undergo some repairs.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Thomson up with three light barges; steamer Glenella cleared for Chicago.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Ford River cleared for Charlotte with feldspar; steamer Pueblo cleared for Chicago.

The tug Frontenac is at the Kingston and Pembroke wharf, loading lumber for the Calvin company, Garden Island.

Folger's wharf: steamer Alexandria down Monday night; steambarge Waterlily down Monday afternoon, both carrying heavy freight.

The steamer Wolfe Islander was taken off the island route this morning, and entered Davis' dry dock, where she will undergo extensive repairs. The steamer Pierrepont, the old standby for the island people, went on the run today, and will likely finish the season there.

Marine men recall that the Cyprus went down not far from where the steel steamer Western Reserve foundered in 1892. As with the Western Reserve, there is but a single survivor. The only person saved in that disaster was the wheelsman, Henry Stewart, of Harsen's Island, St. Clair river. One of the owners of the Western Reserve was among those lost with the vessel. The Western Reserve was the first steel steamer to founder (line unreadable) and the disaster resulted in a general strengthening of steel ships from that time on. Since the Western Reserve went to the bottom of Lake Superior there have been a number of steel ships lost on that lake, in nearly every case the entire crews being lost. Among the ill-fated steamers have been the Bannockburn, a Canadian steamer; Hudson and Ira H. Owen.

p.5 News of the World - The steamer Picton, damaged by fire and sunk at the Yonge street slip, Toronto, has been raised.

p.8 New Shipping Company - The newly formed Kingston Shipping company, limited, has its head office, Kingston; capital $100,000; Messrs. Hiram A Calvin; Sandford C. Calvin; D.D. Calvin; Henry W. Richardson; Stuart H. Dunn; John T. Ross and William A. Marsh, provisional directors. The company is formed to operate a new steamer which is to be built this winter. The vessel will be about the same size as the large M.T. company boats, and will likely be here next spring. It will go into the coal, grain, ore and pulpwood trade.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1907