The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1910

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Steamer Struck Rock and Sank.

While on the way to Oswego, N.Y., the Roberval, a steel steamer, brought out last year by the Ottawa Forwarding company, struck a boulder in the Ottawa river near Lachute and foundered in twenty-five feet of water. The boat was in charge of Capt. Peter Ely, who, with a crew of thirteen, got off safely.

Mr. Hall, of the Ottawa Forwarding company, has gone to the scene of the accident. It will likely cost considerable to have the steamer raised and repaired, but as it is nearing the close of navigation, the company will not suffer such a great loss by having the boat out of commission as would otherwise be the case.

Last year the company had a somewhat similar experience with the steamer Hebron.

p.2 They Were Left Behind - Four members of the crew of the steamer Dundee, which passed up, on her way to Hamilton, on Wednesday night, was left in the city, because they were not on hand when the vessel pulled out. The captain wanted to teach the men to keep at hand when the vessel was ready to depart.



The steamer Jeska cleared for Ottawa.

The steamer Sowards and schooner Major Ferry cleared for Oswego.

The steamer City of Monteal touched at the dry dock, on her way west.

The government boat Alert cleared for Murray Bay on Friday morning.

Swift's wharf: City of Montreal up last night; steamer Brockville down and up today.

The barge St. Louis, which has been discharging coal, went on the Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The steamer F.H. Prince, is at the Cereals Limited, with 50,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William.

The steamer Missisquoi made a trip up from Gananoque, on Thursday, with passengers and freight.

The steamer Aletha, on her way up to Picton, on Thursday night, broke her wheel near Deseronto and was forced to put into the dock there for repairs. The steamer Brockville will take her place until the necessary repairs are made.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Haddington, from Fort William, lightered 6,600 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Montreal; tug Mary P. Hall arrived light, from Cape Vincent, where she towed the barge Harrison, loaded with pulpwood; tug Emerson cleared light, for Coteau Junction; steamer Turret Court, grain-laden, from Fort William, will reach here during the afternoon.

p.6 A Former Kingstonian - Captain Joseph Parsons, of the steamer Prince, which is at the Forwarders Co., Ltd. elevator, discharging wheat, from Fort William, is a former Kingstonian. This is the first time in several years that this vessel has discharged here. Capt. Parsons was at one time captain of the schooner Queen of the Lakes, which went down on Lake Ontario, about four years ago. He is well known in the city, and was given a warm welcome by his many friends.

The World's Tidings - The steamer Moreland, wrecked at the Soo, was run ashore owing to an error in her compass.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1910