The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1909

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Detroit, July 19th - Lure of hidden treasure has led to one more attempt to recover the valuables in the wreck of the steamer Pewaubic, which for forty three years has been 160 below the surface of Lake Huron off Thunder Bay Island.

A New York syndicate with a diving rig which, it is said, consumed eight years to perfect, has chartered the little steamer Douglas, of Detroit, which is fitting out here.


Ogdensburg, N.Y., July 19th - Marine men on the river are much interested in the news that several new freighters of British build are coming across the Atlantic to go into the lake river trade. They will be of full canal size and will be sister ships of several British boats already in the service. The fleet of Canadian carriers is growing at an amazing rate, and whereas a few years ago the majority of the lake and river freighters were American bottoms, the Canadians now have a very large fleet and they all fly the British flag.



The government tug Reserve is in port.

The steamer Neepawah passed down on Sunday.

The steamer Sowards cleared from the asylum, Saturday, for Charlotte.

The government boats Scout and Speedy are working in this district.

Capt. Joseph Dix has been engaged as first mate on the steamer Pierrepont.

The steamer Havana cleared for Erie today, after unloading coal at the locomotive works.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Fairmount lightered 20,000 bushels of wheat and cleared, Sunday morning, for Montreal and Sydney; steamer Advance up Sunday, on her way to Toronto.

Swift's: steamer Caspian down and up Sunday; steamer City of Montreal up Sunday; steamer Dundurn up Sunday; steamer Aletha from bay points; schooner Keewatin from Oswego with coal.

p.3 Georgian Bay Grain Gateway - huge elevators have been built at Tiflin near Midland by the G.T.R. and at Victoria Harbor, 8 miles from Midland, by the C.P.R. [Toronto Mail and Empire]

p.5 More Tragedies - Cleveland, Ohio, July 19th - a fight growing out of a strike of the Lake Carriers results in 2 men shot and killed.

p.8 Marine Notes - The steamer Tagona, grain laden from Fort William, passed this afternoon on her way to Montreal.

The steamer Kenora, loaded with iron for Fort William, passed up yesterday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1909