The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jan 1912

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p.5 Laid Up For the Season - New Island Wanderer, Capt. Hudson, made last trip on Saturday.

Harbor Frozen Solid - Pierrepont did Island route on Saturday but had to lay up.

Jan. 9, 1912


Jan. 10, 1912


Jan. 11, 1912

p.1 Federal Estimates Are Given - $50,000 for Welland Canal survey.

- $50,000 for Kingston harbor improvements.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - owners of schooners in port are busy with repairs.

p.5 Working At Elevator - taking grain out of Ford River, which was used to take part of cargo out of str. Prince Rupert late in season.

p.7 Fears Low Lake Levels - controversy over plans to divert water to Mississippi river.

Jan. 12, 1912


Jan. 13, 1912


Jan. 15, 1912

p.5 Work on Barge Davie - According to the report received in the city, work on the barge Davie, being raised opposite Clayton, is progressing as well as can be expected. The barge is now up to the surface, and it is hoped to have her in safe quarters in due time.

Undergoing Repairs - Two of the Merchants Mutual Line of steamers, running into Kingston, the Renvoile (Renvoyle ?) and the Pellatt, are in dry dock at Fort William, undergoing extensive repairs. As soon as work is finished on these vessels, the steamer Ames will go into the dock.


Total Loss Aggregrates $819,500

The Detroit Free Press issues a list of ships lost on the great lakes during the past season. There were twenty-three vessels lost, with a total value of $819,500. The heaviest blow to the underwriters was the sinking of the steamer John Mitchell, insured for $240,000. The following is a list of the steamers lost, their value, and the place where they were lost:

John Mitchell, collision, Lake Superior, $240,000; E.L. Fisher, collision, Detroit River, $105,000; Joliet, collision, St. Clair River, $60,000; Turret Cape, stranded, Georgian Bay, $107,000; Maine, fire, St. Clair River, $5,000; Tampa, collision, Detroit River, $30,000; Rappanhannock, foundered, Lake Superior, $10,000 ($40,000 ?); F.H. Prince, fire, Lake Erie, $30,000; City of Genoa, collision, St. Clair River, $35,000; Three Brothers, foundered, Lake Michigan, $15,000; A.L. Hopkins, foundered, Lake Superior, $15,000; Thomas Cranage, stranded, Georgian Bay, $35,000; Arundell, fire, Lake Michigan, $30,000; D. Luty, stranded, Lake Superior, $15,000; A.D. Hayward, stranded, Lake Huron, $10,000 ($40,000 ?); City of Kalamazoo, fire, Lake Michigan, $20,000; Raleigh, foundered, Lake Erie, $15,000; and Warrington, foundered, Lake Huron, $3,500.

Five schooners were also stranded or foundered. Fifteen lives were lost.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jan 1912