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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1912

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p.2 Fell Into Hold of Barge - on Dunmore.

p.7 I.M.C. - tug Mary of M.T. Co.

Steamer Britannic Has Been Temporarily Abandoned.

It has been reported that the steamer Britannic, which went ashore in the St. Lawrence River, at Weaver's Point, below Morrisburg, has been abandoned by the wreckers, after ten days of unsuccessful efforts to release her. The wreckers are the Calvin and Donnelly companies, of Kingston, who were working in conjunction. A representative of the Calvin company told the Whig, on Monday morning, that the wreckers did not look upon the Britannic as abandoned. It is true that the methods which they had worked under to relieve the stranded steamer were unsuccessful, as she is in a very awkward position. They decided to secure a barge to sink in the river above the Britannic. With this method it was thought the steamer would be relieved. The wreckers have been looking around for a suitable barge for a week or so, but up to date have not been able to secure one. The companies do not consider the Britannic abandoned and are waiting for information from the owner, H. McMoran, of Port Huron, Michigan.

Later - The Whig has learned that the steamer has been temporarily abandoned, waiting her transfer into Canadian registry. The steamer had been chartered by the captain for the trip on which she went ashore. The Britannic, which is a United States boat, and wrecked in Canadian waters, is an old vessel, and in her present condition her value is small.



Tug Bartlett and Barge Augustus Ran Aground.

Mishap Occurred at Salmon Point Reef in Lake Ontario.

Tug Was Pulled Off by Steamer Fairmount.

Expected Coal-laden Barge Will Soon Be Taken Off.

The Montreal Transportation companies' tug Bartlett, with the barge Augustus, coal-laden, en route from Astabula to Montreal, went ashore on Salmon Point reef, in Lake Ontario, sixty miles from here, on Saturday morning, during a fog.

The steamer Fairmount of the M.T. company, on her up trip stopped and pulled the tug off, which arrived here Sunday midnight, but the coal-laden barge still remains on the shoal.

The steamer Cornwall, of the Calvin Company, was despatched to the scene with the barge Lunmore (sic), and some of the cargo of coal will be lightered, after which it is expected that the barge will be released, with very little trouble.

It is reported that the vessel is not on very hard, and it wasexpected that she will be released during the afternoon.

The fog for some days has been causing no end of trouble to mariners.

Sept. 10, 1912

p.2 I.M.C. - The Montreal Transportation company's barge Augusta, which went aground, laden with coal, with the tug Bartlett, at Salmon Point reef, Lake Ontario, on Saturday was released by the Calvin Wrecking company, at three o'clock Tuesday morning. The weather was fine while she was aground and no damage was done to the barge. The Calvin steamer Cornwall and the barge used as a lighterer, came to the city on Tuesday morning.

- Abbie L. Andrews.

Sept. 11, 1912

p.5 Gas For Schooners - day of windjammer is passing.

Movement of Vessels - Keewatin, Oliver.

p.6 Again in Limelight - Many Rumors Circulated About R. & O. Stock -

Sept. 12, 1912

p.2 Another Steamer Aground - str. Rhodes near Alex. Bay; call for help received by Donnelly Wrecking company.

I.M.C. - St. Louis.

p.5 Dangers In A Fog - Capt. C.H. Kendall of str. Islander.

p.8 Steamer Dundurn Here - with damaged bow.

Sept. 13, 1912

p.2 I.M.C. - Parthia left for Quebec with raft.


By Donnelly Wrecking Co. and Went to Montreal.

The Donnelly Wrecking Company, of Kingston, succeeded, on Friday morning, in releasing the steamer Rhodes, of the Hall company, which went ashore on the north side of the St. Lawrence, below Point Vivian, near Alexandria Bay, on Wednesday night. Four thousand bushels of her wheat cargo were lightered into the Grantham, and the steamer Donnelly then pulled her off the shoal.

The Rhodes was practically undamaged, and left immediately for Montreal, having a cargo of 50,000 bushels of wheat from Duluth. The cause of the accident was due to a gas buoy on the north side of the river in the American channel being out.

p.5 A Sailor Was Injured - on Rosedale, woman cook "under the weather."

Sept. 14, 1912

p.2 Had Leg Taken Off - in lines of str. Alexandria.

p.5 I.M.C. - Eccles, Britton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1912