The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1912

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p.1 First of New Grain - arrived on Turret Cape; Merrill, Andrews.

-The tug Johnson, of the Calvin company, on Saturday night, went down to Weaver's Point, below Morrisburg, where the tug Frontenac is endeavoring to release the steamer Britannic, which stranded there a couple of months ago.

Oct. 8, 1912

p.6 I.M.C. -

Oct. 9, 1912

p.5 I.M.C. -

To Build New Steamers - George Hall Co. -

Sunk In Welland Canal - str. Cadillac.

Oct. 10, 1912


Capt. J. Crawford, of the steamer Wolfe Islander has resigned his position and will leave at the end of the month for Prescott, where he has accepted a position as captain of one of the ferry boats running out of that port. Captain Crawford has been in command of the Wolfe Islander for the past five years, and during that time he has done good service and is now leaving to accept a position with more salary, as the island council did not see fit to give him what he asked for. His many friends wish him every success in his new position. His wife will move with him to Prescott and take up residence.

p.5 Britannic Released - By the Calvin Company on Wednesday -

The steamer Britannic, which went ashore at Weaver's Point, just below Morrisburg, on August 24th, was released by the Calvin Company, of Kingston, on Wednesday afternoon. Previous attempts to release the stranded vessel had failed, owing to the lowering of the water. The Calvin company resumed operations last week, and did some dredging around the steamer. Steel cables were fastened to trees on the opposite side of the river, and after some pulling, the tugs Frontenac and Johnson succeeded in floating the Britannic. The vessel is not damaged a great deal, but will require to go into drydock. She is a very old boat. At present she is being brought to Prescott, and later may come to Kingston for repairs. The Britannic, since her accident, was purchased by H.M. Morris of Cleveland, Ohio. She was coming up the river, light, from Montreal, after discharging a coal cargo, when she grounded.

Movement of Vessels - Ford River, St. Louis.

p.8 Cochrane Inspecting - The Welland Canal Regarding the New Route -

To Dam Long Sault - for hydro.

Oct. 11, 1912

p.5 I.M.C. -

p.12 Oil-Propelled Vessel - Fordonian built in old country for Great Lakes.

Oct. 12, 1912

p.2 Vessels Went Aground - Tug Bartlett and Barge Davie Are In Trouble -

The tug Bartlett and the barge Davie of the M.T. company went aground at the foot of Wolfe Island, in the American channel, about twelve o'clock, on Friday night. The tug Frontenac of the Calvin company went to their assistance, and it was expected would release the vessels on Saturday. This was the Davie's first trip since she was rebuilt. She is grain-laden.

I.M.C. - Ford River, St. Louis.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1912