The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Feb 1908

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p.1 Wreck On Lake Michigan - .....One of the most tragic occurrences in connection with the storm was the wrecking in the harbor at Waukegan of the fishing boat Anspach, in which two men lost their lives and six others had narrow escapes from death. The boat left the harbor early in the day to visit nets ten miles out in Lake Michigan. Caught in the storm on the return trip, the vessel battled with the elements until it regained the harbor at six o'clock in the evening, only to be blown against a protection wall and crushed. Capt. Oliver Rubier, with five men, composing the crew, were thrown upon an ice pack. Four of the men succeeded in clinging to the ice and were rescued. Two slid into the water and were drowned.



Appointed For Island Ferry.

Wolfe Island, Feb. 10th - Moved, Grimshaw-Spoor, that the captain's salary be $500 for 1908. Yeas: Grimshaw and Spoor; nays, Fawcett, Keys and McAllister. Moved, Keys-Fawcett, that for the present we employ the present captain and purser at their present salary. Moved in amendment by Spoor-Grimshaw, that Capt. James Crawford be engaged as captain for the steamer Wolfe Islander for 1908, and he to furnish the securities he promises in his application. Amendment carried by vote of reeve. Moved, Spoor-Grimshaw, that G. Keegan be purser for 1908 at $1 per day. Moved in amendment by Fawcett-Keys, that Lloyd Card be purser for 1908. Motion carried by vote of the reeve. Moved, Grimshaw-Spoor, and resolved, that R. Mullin be retained as engineer at present salary.

Moved, Keys-Fawcett, and resolved, that the reeve borrow $1,000 for steamboat purposes and sign checks for monies deposited in banks to the credit of the steamer Wolfe Islander upon orders passed by council. Moved, Keys-Fawcett and resolved, that the clerk be instructed to notify E. Briceland to hand the steamer Wolfe Islander books over to the auditor for auditing.


Marine Tidings.

Davis & Sons are building a steam yacht for Stanton Bros., Hamlet, Sparrow Lake, Muskoka, and a tug for Miller & Co., Magog, Que.

Next week, the work of making additions to the steamer Missisquoi will begin. The hull is to be widened.

Capt. Noonan has the contract of placing about thirty-six additional range lights along the stump portions of the Rideau. These lights will greatly aid navigation on that waterway.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Feb 1908