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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1910


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p.1 Had Hard Battle - Chatham, Dec. 9th - Capt. Thomas Bennett and six of the crew of the United States tug George Thompson, of Port Huron, of Port Huron, reached Wallaceburg this morning, more dead than alive, as the result of battling for hours with ice in Lake St. Clair, in their yawl, in which they escaped when the tug went down, Wednesday. They walked from Wallaceburg from Mitchell's Bay and were all badly frozen and had been thirty-eight hours without food.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamers North King, Speedy, Keywest, Keystorm, and Keyport have been laid up for the season in Crawford's slip.

It was reported, this morning, that the steamer Seguin, expected at Richardsons' elevator with grain, was wind bound at Charlotte.

At Richardsons' elevator, this morning, work was commenced on the unloading of the steamer Prince Rupert. Running the elevator in such cold weather as this is no snap by any means. Last year the elevator was in operation as late as the middle of January.

BOAT CREW RESCUED.

Steamer John Sharples Ashore In Snow Storm.

An Oswego, N.Y. despatch says: "Twenty persons, half of them on an island and half on a stranded vessel, were rescued on Lake Ontario yesterday. The steamer John Sharples, of Chicago, grounded Thursday, on the shore of Galloup Islands, while enroute from Chicago to Ogdensburg with corn. A snow storm was raging, and great waves rolled over her, flooding the boiler room and putting out the fires.

Not until yesterday was the stranded vessel sighted by the steamer Hinckley, and by that time, driven from the vessel by the intense cold, Mrs. George Russell, wife of the first mate, and half of the crew had got safely on the island in the lifeboat. The Hinckley took all hands aboard and brought them here. The Sharples was abandoned, but probably can be saved."

The Donnelly Wrecking company, of Kingston, was notified, and this morning the steamer Saginaw was summoned to the scene. The Saginaw left here in the forenoon.

The steamer John Sharples is well known in this port, having discharged grain at the M.T. Co's elevator, and at Richardson's elevator on several occasions.

Newsy Paragraphs Picked Up By Reporters On Their Rounds

The steamers North King, Speedy, Keywest, Keystorm, and Keyport have been laid up for the season in Crawford's slip.

It was reported this morning, that the steamer Seguin, expected at Richardsons' elevator with grain, was wind-bound at Charlotte.

At Richardsons' elevator, this morning, work was commenced on the unloading of the steamer Prince Rupert. Running the elevator in such cold weather as this is no snap by any means. Last year, the elevator was in operation as late as the middle of January.

p.5

IN MARINE CIRCLES.

The schooner St. Louis, well known at this port, has certainly had more than her share of mishaps this season.

According to the report received here, she loaded six hundred tons of coal for E. Duncan, Cobourg, in Oswego. With several other vessels, she was compelled to stay at Oswego, owing to the bad weather. Some of the schooners got away subsequently, including the schooner Kitchen and the Charley Marshall, but as the St. Louis was short of men, she had to stay in port. More bad luck. However, last week she got away from Oswego, but was held up at Charlotte for a couple of days. Wednesday she made for Cobourg.

Thursday she was anchored outside the harbor and unable to get in. It is stated that the vessel lost her sails, was taking water, and that the life saving crew had to be sent out. This was certainly a string of bad luck.

p.13 large ad for Coward's Boat Factory with many illustrations.


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Date of Publication:
10 Dec 1910
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1910