The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1908

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Oswego, Nov. 12th - Captain Densmore of No. 12 Dorcas street, owner of the schooner Cornelia, has not been heard from since he left here five weeks ago to sail the boat to upper lake ports. He intended to purchase a barge, but did not, and the crew losing trace of him, brought the Cornelia back to this port.

It is feared that the captain may have met death in the waters of the lake. Attempts have been made to locate the missing man at upper lake ports, but the search has been without results. The Cornelia is now across the lake with coal, being sailed by James Oliver.


Capt. Densmore, owner of the schooner Cornelia, is now, in all probability, at home again. He has been in the city for some time, but left for home on Wednesday.

p.2 Argyle For Next Summer - The steamer Argyle, beginning next May, will go into commission again on the north route, calling at Cobourg, Port Hope, Newcastle, Bowmanville, Oshawa and Whitby. About $5,000 will be spent in fitting the steamer in first class condition from stem to stern. This was decided in Toronto last week.


The steamer Stranger cleared, Thursday morning, for Gananoque, with freight.

Folger's wharf: The steamer Niagara and steambarge Waterlily, up yesterday, with freight.

The schooners Cornelia, Kitchen and Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego, but this morning were anchored at Four Mile Point, awaiting favorable weather.

Swift's: steamer Belleville up Wedesday night; steamer Dundurn down today; steambarge Westport from the Rideau; steamer Aletha down and up today.

The tug Frontenac of the Calvin company succeeded in releasing the tug Hackett, which went aground near Aultsville, on Monday morning. The Hackett only suffered slight damage.



Brockville, Nov. 12th - A petition is being circulated in Brockville and along the river front asking the dominion government to buoy the Canadian channel of the River St. Lawrence between Brockville and Rockport, a distance of about thirty miles. It is pointed out that several dangerous shoals require lights to aid those navigating the channel after dark. Several gasoline launches came to grief on these rocks the past summer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1908