The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1909

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p.1 Latest News - Six men were drowned in the wreck of the steamer George Stone, of Cleveland, near Point Pelee. The boat caught fire, and the captain and some of the crew ventured out in the yawl in a big storm.



Almost Complete Tie-Up By The Weather.

The rough weather of the past three days has played havoc with the movements of vessels, not only in the Kingston district, but all the way from Montreal to the upper lakes. A few vessels have been able to keep on the move but the majority have had to keep in for shelter.

"There has been almost a complete tie-up of the route from Montreal to the upper lakes," remarked a marine man today. At the head office of the M.T. Co. word was received from Montreal to the effect that vessels were being tied up there by the storm. The tug Mary P. Hall was compelled to stay over. She was expected to reach Kingston today but will not arrive until Friday. The steamer Rosemount and barge Hamilton should have arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator on Tuesday, but are still in the canal.

The steamer Neepawah passed up Thursday morning.

The steamer Cataract passed down Thursday morning, loaded with coal for Montreal.

The steamer Stormount passed up at midnight. She was delayed at Cornwall by the storm.

On her trip on Wednesday morning, the steamer Rideau King was blown ashore but released herself without damage.

The cargo of the steamer Rosemount will be transhipped into barges as soon as she arrives, and taken on to Montreal.

The steamer Westmount and barge Quebec, which left here for Fort William several days ago, are held up at the Soo, and this goes to show that the storm in that centre is as bad as it is here.

Swift's: steamer Mapleton passed up, westbound, on her way to Fort William; steamer Belleville wind bound, on her way down; steamer Aletha, windbound, cancelled her trip to bay points, on Wednesday afternoon.

One of the buoys swept away by the storm on Tuesday night, was located down the river by one of the Calvin Co.'s boats, and was towed to the city. The other has not been found. Government boats will get to work as soon as the weather is settled.

The steamer Porter has had great trouble in unloading her cargo of coal at the waterworks' wharf, owing to the high wind, and this morning the task had to be given up and the vessel went into the slip near the government dry dock for shelter. The wind was so strong that it smashed the steamer up against the wharf.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1909