The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1908

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p.1 Shipping Disaster Feared - cabin furniture and sixty life-belts bearing the name Soo City have been found at Cape Ray, Newfoundland; possibly a new lake boat built in old country for upper lakes.



Swift's: steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Carleton up Friday night.

The steamyacht (sic) Navajo arrived at Oswego, after being held up a couple of days at Sacket's Harbor, owing to the storm. The Navajo loaded coal for Collins Bay.

Capt. Malone of the steamer Prince Rupert, now at Richardsons' elevator, says that on the trip down, some of the roughest weather of the season was experienced on Lake Huron. The waves went clear over the vessel at times.

Steamer Sold Recently.

Montreal, Dec. 5th - The Soo City, lost off Newfoundland, was recently sold by the Indiana Transportation company to Felix Jackson, of Velesco, Texas, and was being taken to New Orleans, where it had been planned to put her in service between that city and Texan ports. At Ogdensburg Capt. Dillon took command. About twenty lives were lost.

The Soo City was 428 tons, and was built at West Bay City, Mich. in 1888. She was valued at $35,000 and hailed from Chicago. From the first she was used as an exertion steamer in Lakes Huron and Michigan.

p.5 Pith of the News - Thought the S.S. Tampa, of Detroit, has been lost on Lake Superior with seventeen of her crew. Capt. Gordon, Windsor, commanded her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1908