The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1909

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Detroit, May 22nd - Wreckage belonging to the steamer Adelia Shores, lost on April 30th, has been found ten miles east of Munising by a Marquette fishing tug. It consisted of a part of the deck, thirty feet square, on which were a coat and an oar, the latter bearing the name Adelia Shores. In the coat was a seaman's union card made out to Peter Olson. A hole had been broken through the deck, and the oar stuck through it. It is thought that Olson used the oar to steer his raft, but had finally been washed off into the sea.



Steamer Navarch, the latest addition to the Ontario government's fisheries protection fleet, is in Toronto. The Navarch is not a Dreadnought, but a tidy sea-going ship of fifteen tons burden, fifty-five feet long and nine foot beam. The hull is a Herreshoff design and is of exceptional strength for ocean travel. The engines, which compound fore and aft, are fitted with a copper condenser and were built by the Fore River Engine Works, Weymouth, Mass. She was purchased from A.J. Barge, Windsor, by the minister of public works. The Navarch will sail for the Bay of Quinte and will patrol the eastern part of Lake Ontario.


Marine Paragraphs.

Swift's: steamer Belleville west today; steamer Dundurn east, Sunday; steamer City of Montreal east Sunday; schooner Keewatin for Oswego.

The steambarge Kenirving passed down the Rideau, today, with coal from Oswego.

The steamer Alexandria came up from Montreal, last night, at 9:15 o'clock, and discharged freight at Folger's wharf.

The government tug Speedy arrived from Montreal.

A barge was loaded with wheat at Richardsons' elevator, and cleared for Montreal.

The schooners Katie Eccles and W.J. Suffel are in Oswego, loading coal for R. Crawford.

The steambarge Sowards cleared for Oswego today.

The tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with one barge.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 May 1909