The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1908

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Duluth, Minn., Dec. 7th - It is now certain that the lost steel ore carrier, the wreckage of which was reported by vessels arriving at the Soo, as having been seen floating in Lake Superior, is the steamer D.M. Clemson, of the Wolvin line, Duluth. The owners say the vessel was sunk in the recent gale. The Clemson carried a crew of twenty-five men, and it is believed that all are drowned. Tugs have been despatched and are now searching the lake.

The Tampa Is Safe.

Detroit, Dec. 7th - Henry Wineman, Jr., of this city, owner of the steamer Tampa, which it was feared might have been the vessel reported lost off Crisp Point, in Lake Superior has received a telegram announcing the safe arrival of the Tampa at Fort William.


The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points today.

The steamer Kinmount cleared from Fort William, with grain, for Prescott.

The steamer John Sharples is on the way from Chicago, with corn, for Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Rosemount cleared from Fort William, Sunday morning, with a cargo of grain for Richardsons' elevator.

The barge Jennie, of the M.T. Co., which has been undergoing repairs here, was launched Saturday under most favorable conditions.

With the arrival of three tugs from Montreal on Saturday, all the tugs of the M.T. Co. have now been laid up in winter quarters, together with the barges. The tugs arriving Saturday were the Emerson, three barges; Bartlett, three barges, and the Mary P. Hall, two barges.

p.5 Pith of the News - The Wallaceburg Sugar company's schooner Houghton, loaded with beets, sank while attempting to cross Lake St. Clair on its way from the Thames river. It is a complete loss.

p.8 The steamer Brockville of the R. & O. line, will be made twenty feet longer this winter at Quebec. Her engines and boilers will also be new and will be built in Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1908