The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1912

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p.1 Prevent Pollution of the Great Lakes - meeting at Cleveland.

Wheelsman Drowned - of sand steamer Pine Lake in Detroit River.

p.5 I.M.C. - Julia B. Merrill.

p.8 Captain Paid Up - crew of str. Sinbad.

Oct. 22, 1912

p.8 I.M.C. - St. Louis, Andrews.

Oct. 23, 1912

p.1 Grain To Be Rushed Through to Montreal - Navigation on Great Lakes Will Be Open For the Greater Part of December -

p.5 I.M.C. - name of new gov't steamer to be launched at Kingston shipyard on Thursday will be the Dollard.

Oct. 24, 1912

p.5 I.M.C. - Ford River, J.B. Merrill.

p.8 Launch of the Dollard - Miss Hilda Calvin Will Christen.

Oct. 25, 1912

p.3 Launch of the Dollard -

p.7 I.M.C. -

p.11 Longshoremen's Peril - grain dust in holds.

Oct. 26, 1912



The steamer Keystorm, coal laden, from Ashtabula to Montreal, sank seven miles below Alexandria Bay at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning. She struck the Howe Island reef at four o'clock in the morning, and gradually filled with water. Then she suddenly slid off and went down in 120 feet of water. Her crew landed while she was ashore, and afterwards were taken to Brockville. The Keystorm is owned by the Keystone Transportation Company, of Montreal, and with her cargo of 2,500 tons of coal is valued at $120,000.

The Donnelly Wrecking company, of Kingston, was early notified by the underwriters to proceed to the Keystorm's assistance, but later heard of sinking of the vessel. It is likely that tenders will be called for the raising of the sunken steamer.

p.8 Fleet of Vessels - To Be Secured For the Carrying of Cement -

Rock Ferry Aground.

The steamer Rock Ferry went aground, during Friday night, at Charity Shoal, about four miles from the head of Wolfe Island. The steamer Cornwall, of the Calvin company, went to her assistance on Saturday morning. The Rock Ferry, which was running light, is a wood steamer, about 240 ? feet long, engaged in the Montreal-Fairhaven coal trade. The report says the vessel is in a dangerous position should there be a heavy sea.

Movement of Vessels -

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1912