The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1910

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p.1 A Big Number - in Ottawa to press for deepening of Welland Canal.



On Monday afternoon, John Donnelly left here, with the steamers Donnelly and Saginaw, for the scene of the wreck of the steamer John Sharples, taking a full equipment of pumps and a big gang of men.

Upon arrival at the scene, a thorough examination was made, and it was found that there was seven or eight feet of water on the port side of the vessel, and about eleven or twelve feet of water in the starboard. The deck was practically level, and it was shown that her bottom had been driven up. On a closer examination it was found that it would be impossible to float her, and as a result, the wrecking outfit returned to Kingston.

The steambarge Navajo was able to take a cargo of corn off the vessel, and it was thought that the entire cargo can be saved.

Mr. Donnelly, upon being asked by the Whig, stated that, in his opinion, it was too late to put the pumps into the vessel, and that conditions would not be favorable for this work, at this season of the year. After coming to this decision, the contract had been dropped.



The steamers Saginaw and Donnelly, which went to the scene of the wreck of the steamer Sharples, have returned, as it was found that no work could be done. According to all reports the vessel is in very bad shape.

The steambarge Navajo, which went to the scene, arrived back with a cargo of corn, taken off the Sharples, which is being discharged at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Hinckley was at the scene yesterday, and succeeded in taking off the silverware and other articles on the stranded steamer.

Marine Matters.

Capt. L. LeBeuf, of the barge Selkirk, has returned to Valleyfield.

Capt. I. Daoust, of the barge Dunmore, went to his home in Montreal.

Capt. Nelson Mallett, of the barge Winnipeg, has returned to Cornwall.

Capt. Luke Mallen, of the tug Bartlett, has left for his home in Cardinal.

Capt. H. Peters, of the steamer Glenmount, returned to his home in Halifax.

Capt. John Woods, of the steamer Kinmount, has returned to Port Dalhousie.

Capt. Peter Lalonde, of the barge Augusta, has left for his home in Valleyfield.

C.A. Stillson, engineer on the tug Mary P. Hall, returned to his home at Bouck's Hill.

Capt. Desgrossellier, of the tug Bronson, has left for his home at Cascades Point.

Capt. Cecil Milligan, of the Westmount, has returned to his home in St. Catharines.

Capt. P.C. Telfer, of the steamer Fairmount, has returned to his home in Owen Sound.

William Spencer, chief engineer on the steamer Westmount, has returned to his home in Kingston.

Joseph Kennedy, second engineer on the steamer Westmount, has arrived at his home in this city.

Capt. James Roach, of the steamer Rosemount, went to his home at Nottawa, Simcoe county.

Richard Taylor, chief engineer of the steamer Kinmount, has arrived at his home here from Midland.

W.S. Greenhill, first engineer on the steamer Rosemount, will leave shortly on a trip to the old country.

The steamer Wolfe Islander was delayed for about three hours yesterday, on account of some damage to her machinery.

The steamer India left the Kingston dry dock yesterday afternoon, after undergoing some necessary repairs to her wheel and steering gear.

The steamer Donnelly coaled yesterday afternoon, and went out to the assistance of the steamer John Staples, which is in trouble at Stony Point, near Sackett's Harbor.

Robert Marshall, chief engineer of the steamer Seguin, will leave on Thursday for Dublin, where he will visit his father's old homestead in the county Armagh. He will remain in the old country until the spring.

p.7 Dunelm In Bad Shape - Port Arthur, Dec. 13th - Word was brought here by the Bowman that the steamer Dunelm is in very bad shape and the weather is now so bad that work has had to be suspended. Should the weather get suitable, it is believed she could be released in twelve hours. However, if the present weather continues, it is feared that the boat will shift from her position and go to the bottom of the lake, 500 feet. The Canadian Towing and Wrecking company have lightered the Dunelm of 15,000 bushels of grain.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Dec 1910