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

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p.1 Latest News - One of the victims of the ill-fated steamer Clarion, burned last week on Lake Erie, was Harvey Lavis, the cook, who was a native of Prescott, where his parents reside.

The car ferry Ashtabula is still aground at Port Burwell. She has shifted her position some and is now listed to port. The fires are out and the engine room is filled with water.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The crew of the steamer Marshall had a group photograph taken on Saturday, before they left for their homes. It was taken while the boys were seated on "Jimmy" Norris' cab, and is a dandy.



Kingston will have more vessels laid up here for the winter than in many seasons past. A rough number places the estimate at fifty already, and there will be more. Every available space in the slips is being used, and the water front is filled with vessels.

The steamer Carleton, which discharged a cargo of wheat at Prescott, cleared for Ogdensburg to undergo repairs. The vessel would have been brought to the government dry dock in Kingston, but could not get in the dock owing to the fact that it is being used for repairs to government scows.

The steamer Advance arrived light from Prescott this morning, and will be laid up for the winter. The steamer laid over in Clayton overnight.

The Merchants Montreal line have purchased another steamer, the Japan, to add to their Thousand Island route.

p.8 Pith of the News - Six steamers moored at the foot of Michigan street, Buffalo, N.Y., were torn from their moorings by high winds this morning and are in danger of being demolished.

There is still anxiety regarding the steamer Jessie Spalding, which is long overdue. The Northern Navigation steamer Huronic, which arrived at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., today, from Port Arthur, reports having passed the steamers Rosedale and Strathcona at Passage Island, Lake Superior, yesterday, but saw nothing of the Spalding.

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