The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1910

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p.1 One Cent For Grain - offered from Fort William to Buffalo.

Pith of the News - The Alpena, Mich., yacht Vala was wrecked off Yeo Island; the crew managed to reach Tobermory.



Word was received that the steamer Rosedale, grain-laden, on her way down to Montreal, was aground near Farran's Point. The steamer Chieftain, of the Calvin fleet, which has been working on the steamer Morley, which was released on Saturday, went to the scene with a barge, and is working at her.

Three vessels have gone aground in this district, within the past few days, and the Donnelly and Calvin Wrecking companies have been kept on the jump. The steamer Morley was the first, going on down the river near Clayton; the steambarge Juno was the next, running aground near Deseronto and now the Rosedale.

The steamer Saginaw was, on Monday night, called to assist in the releasing of the steambarge Juno, which ran aground near Deseronto, while on the way to this city. The steamer Donnelly was at the scene all day Monday, but was unable to shift the vessel. She is reported to be on very hard.

The steamer Gordon passed up on Monday night, from Montreal, on her way to Fort William and discharged freight for this port.

The tug Florence and barge Zepotac arrived from Montreal. The tug Florence will clear for Oswego with the barge A.D., loaded with pulpwood, and the barge Zepotac will load grain at Richardsons' elevator. This will be the first cargo to leave here for Richardsons' elevator in Quebec.

The government boat Scout is in port.

The steamer Sowards cleared this morning for Oswego.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Thomson from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Emerson from North Fairhaven, with coal barges, cleared for Montreal with two coal barges and one grain barge; steamer Kenora will arrive tomorrow from Fort William, lighten her cargo of wheat, and go on to Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha down and up today; the steamer Belleville will make her last trip on November 15th.

p.6 Pith of the News - The S.S. Carleton ran ashore three miles abreast Port Dalhousie in a snowstorm. She was pulled off and is now at Port Dalhousie.

Hard To Get Men.

In marine circles, it is stated it is very hard to secure men for the vessels. Late in the season, it is usual for a large number to quit the boats, and it is a very difficult matter to secure men to fill their places. A coal schooner was held at Cobourg for a couple of days last week, owing to the fact that men could not be secured. Finally, word was sent to Kingston, and two local mariners went up to Cobourg, and went on the boat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1910