The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1910

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The Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company received the contract for raising the steamer Phoenix at South Bay Point and this afternoon the steamers Donnelly and Saginaw, with seven pumps and a diver, and including a full wrecking equipment, left for the scene.

The storm which has been in full swing for several days has quieted down and this will give the men a better chance to get at the work.

p.6 Day's Episodes - The steamer Algonquin was expected at Richardson's elevator this afternoon, with grain, from Fort William. The stormy weather may have been the means of keeping her late.

Marine men say that the fog has been very heavy during the past few days and that it has caused a great deal of trouble. Today the fog lifted to quite a large extent. Some of the vessels were forced to run very slow in order to prevent accidents.


The steamer Prince Rupert arrived at Deseronto, on Thursday night, from Marquette, with a cargo of iron ore.

Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Dundurn down late yesterday afternoon; steamer Bellevilleup, late yesterday afternoon.

The steamers Canadian and Neepawah passed up on Friday morning.

The barge Sherman is still at the Kingston & Pembroke railway wharf, the cargo not yet having been unloaded.


Edward McLaughlin, mate of the steamer Prince Rupert, owned by the Calvin company, met with a serious accident on Thursday morning when the steamer was at Deseronto, having arrived there from Marquette, Mich., with iron ore. Unknown to his comrades he fell into the hold of the vessel, a distance of about twenty feet, and lay there unconcious for four or five hours before being discovered. He struck on some ore, and his head was severely cut, there being a bad gash over the eye. His right thumb was dislocated, and his spine injured. The injured young man, whose home is on King street, was brought to Kingston, Friday afternoon, and taken to the Hotel Dieu, where Dr. Hanley attended him. The doctor reports that he is progressing well, but will be laid up for some time.



But the Wolfe Islander Laughed at the Gale.

Wolfe Island, Oct. 4th - On Saturday morning last, as is the custom, quite a large number crossed to the city to market. The morning did not give any indications of the gale of wind that their staunch little steamer would have to contend with before they returned home. As the day wore on the wind kept increasing and by the time the two o'clock trip was due it was blowing a gale. Still it did not deter the captain from pulling out. Many of the passengers thinking the wind would go down decided to remain for the 4:30 trip. The steamer made the 2 o'clock trip safely, going to Simcoe Island with the passengers from there and returning to Kingston. By the time she reached the city it was blowing a gale, but the captain, knowing the staunch little steamer he commanded, ordered all aboard, and again started for the island. Crowds of people had gathered to watch the boat being tossed by the waves and on the Wolfe Island shore there was an anxious crowd watching and hoping for the save arrival of the boat. Great credit is due to Captain Crawford and his mate, James Davis, for the way they handled their boat on Saturday, many of the passengers being heard to remark: "I feel safe with Capt. Crawford at the wheel."


On Long Journey.

Detroit, Oct. 7th - The small steamer Fannie C. Hart will clear from here, this afternoon, on one of the longest fresh water voyages on record, from Manitowoc, Wis., to Miami, Florida, where she has been purchased by a fruit company. The Hart will journey througt the Welland canal and down the St. Lawrence river. Her present crew of twenty men will take her as far as Monteal, where a new one will take her. The distance is over four thousand miles.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1910