The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1909

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Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 18th - The steamer Rome, a wooden vessel owned by J.W. Norcross, of Toronto, was burned to the water's edge, on Wednesday, while lying at the Lime Island dock, in the St. Mary's river, about thirty miles below the Canadian Soo, but on the American shore. The fire started amid decks in the bow, and the crew were awakened only in time to escape with their lives, losing all personal effects.

The Blockade Soon Over.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Nov. 18th - Repairs to the Michigan lock were completed last night, and locking began at nine o'clock. The Canadian steamer Ames was the first to pass through. The blockade will be broken by tomorrow, and traffic will be then taken care of as usual.



The steamer Dundurn was at Swift's today on her way from Hamilton to Montreal.

Repairs were made, Wednesday, to the schooner Lizzie Metzner and she cleared for Picton today.

The steamer Porter passed down this morning, on her way to Brockville, with a cargo of apples.

The steamer Seguin (Sequin) touched at Swift's on her way up, Wednesday, from Montreal to Fort William.

The steamer Aberdeen cleared during the night for lake points, after being wind-bound here for twelve hours.

The steamer Stormount cleared from Belleville at ten o'clock Thursday morning, with a cargo of cement for Fort William.

Capt. Michael Shea left for Chaumont Bay, to fit out the schooner Acacia, engaged to carry three cargoes of coal from Oswego to Brockville.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Kinmount will arrive on Friday morning, from Fort William, with grain, will discharge her cargo and clear for Fort William to load wheat for the Geogian Bay.

The rough weather yesterday caused the steamer Pierrepont to be two hours late, coming over from Cape Vincent on Wednesday afternoon. The steamer Wanderer, laid up for repairs, left on the return trip, and made it on time, in spite of the rough weather.

The steamer Glenmount had a very narrow escape from trouble on Lake Superior. She left Port Arthur with a cargo of grain, and when about twenty miles outside of Passage Island, the grain shifted to such an extent as to give her a list of seven feet. She managed to turn around, and run back to Port Arthur to have the cargo trimmed again at the elevator. The steamer was covered with ice.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Keyport, of Toronto, which is in the government dry-dock receiving repairs, including some new plates, will winter here. Her sister ship, the Keywest, is also coming down to go into winter quarters.

p.6 Gananoque, Nov. 18th - The schooner Bertie Kalkins pulled into Gananoque river on Tuesday evening to finish unloading her cargo of steel at Jones' roller mill, found she could not go up that far and tied up at Gillies wharf. During the night a heavy wind rose and the vessel slipped her moorings and was carried across to the opposite side, and had to pull over again, and continue unloading, with the assistance of a scow. She has not as yet been able to reach her destination.

Old Sailor Dead - Port Hope, Nov. 18th - The funeral of the late Capt. Joseph Chant, a well-known and esteemed resident, took place here yesterday, from the residence of his grandson, Joseph Courier. He was born in England in 1820. He came to Port Hope in 1842 and was a successful sailor, well-known on the lakes for thirty-five years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. George Lashley, Washington, and one son, D.J. Chant, Chicago.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1909