The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1910

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p.1 Latest News - The steamer Dunelm is on the Canoe Rocks, a submerged reef of great danger. The crew are leaving for home. The accident they say was not attended by any physical hardship or suffering. The only danger was of the boat slipping off the rock when it might have sunk.



Now that the cold snap has set in, it has caused a good deal of talk about the freezing over of the harbor.

Capt. Malone, of the steamer Prince Rupert, stated, today, that he could remember that twenty-five years ago the harbor was frozen over on December 1st. The captain remembers another occasion, in the early days, when he drove over on the ice from Garden Island in the morning, and went back in the afternoon, with grain, in a boat. For many years, Capt. Malone was engaged in the timber trade for the Calvin company, and for about half a century has been engaged in marine work. He is one of the best known captains on the lake. Capt. Malone has bought some property in Barriefield, and will move down from Deseronto in a short time.

Marine Paragraphs.

Steam, rising in clouds off the lake this morning, blocked the island from view. It will be hard for any stray boats that happen to be out on the water to get along.

Work was temporarily abandoned on the government quarantine boat, this morning, on account of the condition of the atmosphere, the weather being too cold to permit the men working. The boat is all iron and steel and is extremely cold to the touch.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The members of the crew of the steamer Bickerdike have been paid off and left for their homes.

Marine Notes.

There is ice in the harbor.

Capt. James Dix has returned home, after having laid the steamer Ames up, for the winter, at Port Stanley.

Capt. C. Daryeau went to Rochester, this afternoon, in regard to a claim made for damages, some time ago, in the death of David Daryeau, a nephew of the captain, who was employed on the schooner Ford River, and who was killed in an accident at a new coal chute, which was in course of erection, at Charlotte, by the Lincoln-Bell company. It is understood the company is willing to make a settlement.

The steamer Navajo arrived from Quebec. It is expected that she will make a few trips to Wolfe Island for pressed hay, before being laid up for the winter.

Vessel Resting Easy.

Port Arthur, Dec. 9th - Captain Alvinson and twenty-one members of the crew of the steamer Dunelm, were brought to Port Arthur last night. The vessel is resting easily.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1910