The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1910

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Chatham, Aug. 18th - The wreck of the vessel Brunswick, which is said to contain $40,000 worth of walnut and oak lumber in a good state of preservation, has been located in Lake Erie some distance from Wheatley.

The Brunswick was lost about fifty years years ago in a storm on the lake, when the captain and three of his crew made their escape by swimming to shore. The balance of the crew and the cargo sank with the vessel.

The Brunswick was owned by the late Henry Von Eberts of this city, and it is understood that it is proposed to raise the vessel without consulting some of his heirs here. The said heirs have signified their intention of bringing suit against the promoters of the scheme the moment the vessel is touched.

p.3 Gananoque, Aug. 18th - ...The tug H.F. Bronson, of the M.T. company, with the barge Muskoka in tow, arrived yesterday afternoon, with a cargo of steel for the D.F. Jones company.

p.5 Small Midnight Blaze - in paint shop of Kingston drydock.

Kathleen Won Yacht Race - on time allowance; second race for Bruce Carruther's Trophy.


There was a very heavy gale on the lake last night, and several vessels were tied up as a result. No serious damage was reported.

The steamer Sowards left about 5:30 o'clock, on Wednesday afternoon, for Oswego, but after making Four Mile Point was forced to turn back owing to the heavy gale.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill made as far as Four Mile Point and anchored there. The steambarge John Randall came up from Smith's Falls and was ready to go over to Oswego, but the heavy sea was too much for her, and she laid over at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Cornelia loaded feldspar at Richardsons' wharf and was all ready to make a start, but was tied up by the heavy wind.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Oswego with coal for Robert Crawford.

The steamer America ran an excursion to Glenora on Wednesday and carried a good crowd.

The steamer Bothnia, sold to the Meaford Transportation company, cleared last night on her first trip. She will load coal at Lake Erie for Georgian Bay ports.

M.T. Co.: tug Mary cleared light for Morrisburg; tug Emerson from Montreal tonight, three light barges; steamer Windsor passed up on her way from Dickinson's Landing to load coal at Lake Erie; steamer Stormount due Saturday from Fort William with 74,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's: steamers Kingston and Caspian down and up today; steamer Brockville up with an excursion to Picton.

Harvey C. Beeson, publisher of Beeson's Marine Directory, of the north-western lake, who has been in Kingston for the past week, leaves for his (line unreadable). Mr. Beeson publishes the only marine directory in the United States, and it includes a full description of Canadian shipping.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1910