The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1911

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The Loss of Wheat Placed At $55,000 - Covered By Insurance.

The Calvin Company Busy At The Wrecked Barge Davie.

Work was commenced, Tuesday afternoon, in raising the steamer Davie, sunk opposite St. Lawrence Park, about 2 weeks ago. The boat, laden with a cargo of wheat and oats, was en route to Montreal, when she struck a rock off Thousand Island Park, putting a large hole in the bottom.

After water had leaked into the hull to the depth of 6 feet, the crew headed for Hatnall Point, but were unable to beach the boat, which tottered on to its side in 78 feet of water.

The salvage work is being done by the Calvin company, Kingston, Ont., and it is expected that the work will be completed in less than a month. The cargo, consisting of 41,000 bushels of wheat and 5,000 bushels of oats, is ruined. It has been estimated that the loss would be about $55,000, which is almost wholly covered by insurance. The hull, which was the property of the Montreal Transportation company, is not covered by insurance.

Canal Traffic Shows A Decrease So Far This Year - overall, but increases at Welland Canal, St. Lawrence Canals, and Rideau.

p.2 I.M.C. - Cornelia, str. Rideau Queen thoroughly rebuilt at Hepburn's marine railway.

The freighter Norseman, of Toronto, a boat nearly fifty years of age, was seized, Wednesday, by Sheriff Dawson, and will be sold by public auction on July 7th, in default of the payment of seamen's wages. The boat, which is in need of repairs, came down from Toronto recently.

p.3 Thousand Island Boating - Described by Writer In New York Evening Post -

p.5 Ploughs Into Shoal at 36 Mile Clip - "Furlong" one of fastest motorboats.

p.6 Badly Hurt In Fight - 4 French sailors on a barge.

p.9 Stir In Shipping - 1910 was a good year - facts and figures for years 1902-1910.

Kingston Daily Standard, June 29, 1911



Attachment Made on Norseman on Behalf of the Crew.

The steamer Norseman, owned by Captain Smith, Belleville, which has been lying at the Kingston Shipbuilding Co's dock for some time, was seized yesterday by Sheriff Dawson. Some time ago the government inspector examined the steamer and did not find her up to the requirements and refused to give her a permit to ply on these waters. She was tied up at the dry dock.

The wages of the crew went on and when they could not get their pay they got the sheriff to put an attachment on the steamer. It is likely the claim will be settled.

Capt. Smith has had hard luck. Some time ago he purchased the steamer D.D. Calvin from the Calvin Co., and the boat was burnt before he took her off their hands.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1911