The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1911

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Norseman Went Down Off Grove Inn Saturday.

The steamer Phoenix, which ran aground near Carleton Island, was released Saturday afternoon by the tugs Frontenac and Parthia of the Calvin Wrecking Company with very little damage, and was able to go on her way.

The barge Norseman, one of the oldest vessels of its kind running out of this port, was sunk just off the Grove Inn Saturday after having her cargo shipped. The vessel was sold recently for wages, and was purchased by local parties.

At Swift's wharf - Steamer Brockville called this morning and coaled on her way from Brockville, after taking a cargo of apples down; steamer Aletha down from bay ports today; steamer Belleville stopped on her way down Saturday night and discharged freight; steamer Dundurn is expected down today.

The steamer Prince Rupert passed up today on her way from Severn Islands with a cargo of pulp.

Sunday was a very rough day on the lake, and all the small boats were compelled to take shelter. There were a half dozen or more schooners in McDonald's Cove all day Sunday, wind bound. This morning there was still a very heavy gale on the lake. The following schooners were in the cove during the day: Katie Eccles, New Dominion, Guide, Cornelia, also a sloop, Granger.

Owing to the heavy fog of Friday night, the steamer Alexandria did not arrive at Folger's wharf from Montreal until 9:15 o'clock on Saturday morning.

The steamer Haddington passed down on Saturday.

The steambarge Iona passed down on her way from Fort William to Montreal, grain-laden.

The steamer Geronia passed on her way from Picton to Montreal with a cargo of apples.

The schooner Horace Taber passed up on the way to Oswego.

The sloop Ariadne arrived from Picton, with a load of barley, to discharge at Richardson's elevator.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego.

The tug J.H. Hackett and barge Gladys passed on her way to the Welland Canal with a cargo of pulp wood.

The schooner St. Louis, loaded with feldspar, will clear for Charlotte today.

The steamer Robervale passed up on Monday on the way to St. Anne to load cement for Fort William.

The schooner Keewatin loaded hay at Howe Island for Belleville. The Keewatin will be laid up at Belleville for the winter.

The schooner Maize arrived from Charlotte with coal for Sowards.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte with coal for R. Crawford.

M.T. Co's elevator - The steamer Ames, grain laden, from Fort William, lightered 15,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Montreal. The steamer Stormount arrived from Fort William, and discharged 72,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Fort William; the steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, discharged 68,000 bushels of wheat and cleared for Fort William; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with three light barges; will clear for Montreal with three grain barges; the tug Bronson, from Montreal, with two light barges, will clear for Montreal with oil barges Nos. 6, 86 and 41; the steamer Gordon, grain laden from Fort William, is due to arrive on Tuesday to discharge; the steamer Glenmount, grain laden from Fort William, is due to arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday to discharge; the tug Emerson is due to arrive from Montreal tonight, and will clear for Montreal with three grain barges.

Steamer Arundell Burned - The passenger steamer Arundell, which for several years plied the waters of Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence river between Rochester and Alexandria Bay, was burned to the water's edge at ____, near Saugatuck, Mich. The cause of the fire is unknown. The Arundell was one of two steamers operated by the Crawford Transportation company, between Chicago and Saugatuck. She was an iron hull vessel, was built in Buffalo in 1878, measured 339 gross tons and was 167 feet long. For many years she was owned by the Cole Transportation company, and operated on Detroit river routes. She was sold to the Crawford company in the spring of 1910. Loss on vessel and equipment is about $10,000. ($40,000 ?)

Steamer Belleville on Shoal - 10 miles from Ogdensburg.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1911