The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1910


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VESSELS MISSING.

No News of Pere Marquette Car Ferry No. 5

Detroit, April 25th - For the past 36 hours a terrific storm has been raging over the Great Lakes, and it is believed that several marine disasters have occurred. Several vessels are missing, among them the Pere Marquette car ferry, No. 5, which left Ludington on Friday night for Milwaukee, with a full load of freight and a crew of twenty-nine men. Ferry No. 4 of the same line reached Ludington late Saturday night after a hard battle with wind and waves. She was ten hours making the trip across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee. Much anxiety is felt concerning the safety of the tug Zenith and her crew of twelve, missing for thirty hours. The Zenith was cruising off Holland just before the storm broke, and has not been seen nor heard of. It is now feared she has gone down with all hands. The Zenith had an oil barge in tow, and when this broke away the life-saving staff of Holland sent out a life-boat, but the tug had vanished and but one man was found on the oil vessel, and he was taken ashore. The Zenith was bound from Chicago to Duluth.

The steamer Iowa, of the Goodrich line, lost its bearings in the storm and blizzard and went ashore six miles south of Racine early Saturday morning, and is reported still aground. She is resting on a sandy bottom and in no immediate danger of breaking up. There are about thirty passengers aboard. The life-saving crew is standing by to take off crew and passengers if it is found necessary. The news of the accident to the Iowa was picked up by wireless at Milwaukee, and the life-saving station at Racine communicated with. A shift in the wind, it is believed, would permit of the boat being taken off with but slight damage.

Minor accidents are reported to half a score of vessels at different lake ports.

Steamer Northern King Safe.

Houghton, Mich., April 25th - The steamer Northern King, which had not been reported since leaving the Soo on Friday, and for whose safety some apprehension was felt, is safe in port here.

Crew Drove It Ashore.

Detroit, Mich., April 25th - Compelling an eighteen year old girl, cook on the schooner Azove (sic - Azov ?), to take the wheel, it is alleged, while three other members of the crew engaged in a fight on the deck, resulted in the beaching of the boat at Maybury, Ont., near Algonac, St. Clair River, Sunday afternoon. The tug Westcott pulled the boat off. The Azove was not damaged. She is owned in Hamilton, Ont., and was bound for Georgian Bay for a cargo of lumber. The crew admitted there had been a fight but refused to give their names.

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IN MARINE CIRCLES.

The steamer Kenora cleared for Fort William.

The steambarge Waterlily arrived from Picton to be inspected.

The steamer Aletha made her regular trip from bay points today.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived at Bath with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at Crawford's with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego with coal for Booth's.

The schooner Keewatin was due at Swift's today with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Cornelia cleared for Oswego today, after unloading coal at Swift's.

The steamer Edmonton and Mapleton loaded cement at Belleville for Fort William.

The steamer Beaverton, unloading grain at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, will clear for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

The schooner Ford River is discharging coal at the M.T. Co.'s slip and will afterwards load feldspar at Richardson's.

The Cornwall and Montreal Transportation company has decided to run the steamer Britannic weekly from Kingston to Montreal.

The steamer Sowards cleared Saturday night at 9 o'clock for Oswego and arrived at 4 p.m. Sunday with a cargo of coal for Sowards. That's going some, and Capt. Max Shaw is deserving of great credit. He always makes a quick trip, providing there is no delay in the loading.

p.5 Starting Boat Livery at Kingston Mills - William Davis and R.J. Bennett have purchased the small boats in the livery on the Yacht Club property.

WAS SAVED BY A PILE.

Capt. Chauncey Daryeau, of the schooner Ford River, who had such a miraculous escape at Charlotte a week ago, in the accident that caused the death of his nephew, David Daryeau, is in the city. It will be remembered, the accident took place while the schooner Ford River was being loaded with coal at Charlotte, Daryeau being struck with the coal shute.

Capt. Daryeau said that he had a very narrow escape. He was at his work, near one of the piles, when the mishap occurred, and a heavy chunk of iron struck the pile, at his side, and crushed it to pieces. One of the men on the schooner was struck in the head by a piece of coal, and several stitches had to be placed in his head.

The adjourned inquest into the cause of the accident was resumed at Charlotte on Monday afternoon, and it is expected that all the evidence will be concluded at this session.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The Cape Vincent Yacht Club has been admitted to membership in the Eastern Lake Yacht Racing Circuit of Lake Ontario. This club is preparing for a busy season this year.

Daily Standard, April 25, 1910

p.1

STORM ON LAKES

Big Marine Disasters Are Feared.

Detroit, April 25th - For the past 36 hours a terrific storm has been raging over the Great Lakes, and it is believed that several marine disasters have occurred. Several vessels are missing, among them the Pere Marquette car ferry, No. 5, which left Ludington on Friday night for Milwaukee, with a full load of freight and a crew of twenty-nine men. Ferry No. 4 of the same line reached Ludington late last night after a hard battle with wind and waves. She was ten hours making the trip across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee.

Tug Is Missing.

Much anxiety is felt concerning the safety of the tug Zenith and her crew of twelve, missing for thirty hours. The Zenith was cruising off Holland yesterday afternoon just before the storm broke, and has not been seen nor heard of. It is now feared she has gone down with all hands. The Zenith had an oil barge in tow, and when this broke away the life-saving staff of Holland sent out a life-boat, but the tug had vanished and but one man was found on the oil vessel, and he was taken ashore. The Zenith was bound from Chicago to Duluth.

Lost Her Bearings.

The steamer Iowa, of the Goodrich line, lost its bearings in the storm and blizzard and went ashore six miles south of Racine early Saturday morning, and is reported still aground. She is resting on a sandy bottom and in no immediate danger of breaking up. There are about 30 passengers aboard. The life-saving crew is standing by to take off crew and passengers if it is found necessary. The news of the accident to the Iowa was picked up by wireless at Milwaukee, and the life-saving station at Racine communicated with (sentence not completed in newspaper)

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MARINE INTELLIGENCE.

The steambarge Sowards arrived from Oswego yesterday, and is discharging her cargo of coal at Sowards Co.

The schr. Mary Ann Lydon arrived this morning with coal from Oswego for R. Crawford.

The schr. Bertha Caulkins arrived from Oswego with coal for Booth & Co.

The schr. Major Ferry arrived from Oswego with coal for Booth & Co.

At the M.T. Co., the steamers Beaverton and Kenora cleared Saturday for Fort William to load grain.

The steamer Edmonton will clear today for Belleville, to load cement for Fort William.

The steamer City of Ottawa will leave the Government dry dock today, after being repaired.

The S.S. Port Colborne will enter the Government dry dock today.

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BOATMEN FOUGHT.

Detroit, April 25th - Compelling an 18-year old girl, cook on the schooner Azov, to take the wheel, it is alleged, while three other members of the crew engaged in a fight on the deck, resulted in the beaching of the boat at the Maybury, Ont., near Algonac, St. Clair River, Sunday afternoon. The tug Westcoff pulled the boat off. The Azov was not damaged. She is owned in Hamilton, Ont., and was bound for Georgian Bay for a cargo of lumber. The crew admitted there had been a fight, but refused to give their names.


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Date of Publication:
25 Apr 1910
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1910