The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jan 1908

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont made the Cape Vincent trip yesterday, in place of the Wanderer, as the machinery in the Wanderer was slightly in need of repair.

The steamer Pierrepont cleared for Cape Vincent with a load of cattle for the New York market.



The steamer George C. Howe, lying at Richardsons' elevator, sprung a leak this forenoon, and the stern part of the vessel was flooded. The bursting of a seacock is believed to have been the cause of the accident.

Quick work was done in looking after the boat, the work of pumping her out being speedily attended to. The tug Frontenac got on one side of the vessel, the Donnelly on the other, and with steam from the elevator engine, the pumps were soon at work.

It was stated this afternoon that the vessel would be up again by tonight, and the damage is not expected to be very heavy.

The Howe runs on the St. Lawrence route, and D. Sullivan, of Chicago, is the manager of the company. The vessel is insured, and a representative of the underwriters is now on his way to Kingston, to look after the matter.

The steamer Howe was the last to unload at Richardson's. The captain left for his home in Detroit just a few days ago. Quite a few marine men visited the boat to watch the work of pumping her out.

Jan. 11, 1908

p.2 Busy With Pumps - Pumps were kept at work all Friday night on the steamer George C. Howe, which sprung a leak Friday morning, and this morning there were several feet of water in her, but it is believed that this will be taken out by tonight. It is not yet known as to the extent of the damage.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jan 1908