The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1912

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p.1 Plans About Complete for New Welland -

p.5 & 6 - missing.

( master of Keystorm suspended ? - from excerpts from Ogdensburg & Cleveland Plain Dealer papers - editor)

Nov. 12, 1912

p.5 I.M.C. - two new steamers in port - the C.G.S. Estevan, built at Collingwood Shipbuilding Co. for west coast, and the oil-burning steamer Calgary, built in old country, passed up on first trip on Thanksgiving day, now moored at the dock of the Cereal, loaded with grain from Port Colborne for Montreal.

Rosedale Ashore - on Lighthouse Pt., near Detour; wrecker Reliance and tug Schenck have gone to assist.

p.6 Capt. Michael Ironsides, of Sarnia, is dead at Goderich from blood poisoning, resulting from his leg having been squeezed by a cable.

p.9 New 1,600,000 Steamer Launched - sidewheel passenger steamer built at Wyandotte, for Cleveland and Buffalo Transit co., with drawing.

p.12 Shortage In Lake Sailors - mentions tug Torrent looking for a first mate. [Detroit News-Tribune]

Nov. 13, 1912

p.1 Sailor Lost Money - on Turret Chief.

p.6 Damage By High Wave - "almost a tidal wave" in eastern Lake Ontario, near Association Island, Henderson Harbor, and Isthmus..

p.7 I.M.C. -

p.8 To Improve Service - meeting of the Board of Trade: "...The report of the marine committee was read to the board by Francis King, who said that the harbor improvement and building of the breakwater were now assured..."

p.12 Prolonging The Season - conference between shipping interests and Minister of Marine who want to prolong season as long as possible; made a contract with Great Lakes Dredging Co. of Port Arthur to break ice; need to negotiate for insurance to cover longer period.

Nov. 14, 1912

p.1 6 Million Dollars For Toronto Harbor - promised by Premier Borden.

p.3 Fell On His Head - on Turret Chief.

p.5 Capped With Cement - Cape Vincent breakwater; details of work.

Steamer Fairmount in Accident - hit platform at end of Richardson's elevator.

Think Tramp Fired Barge Valencia at Montreal -

At Davis Drydock - wrecking boat Hinckley to have iron protection on either sides, to raise barge Richardson at Buffalo in ice; Reid Wrecking Co. tried and failed earlier.

Movement of Vessels - Keybell, str. North King towed from Portsmouth to Kingston Shipbuilding wharf by tug Frontenac.

-Capt. Joseph Murray is in command of the new steamer Keybell, which made her appearance in port today for the first time.

p.8 Floated On A Coffin - str. Mayflower sinks in Madawaska River.

Nov. 15, 1912

p.5 I.M.C. - Sch. Britton.

Nov. 16, 1912

p.1 2 Big Power Schemes Before Gov't - Both Contemplate Damming St. Lawrence.

Dramatic Internment As Result of Wreck - Mayflower sinking.

p.8 I.M.C. - Bellechasse at Kingston drydock for some hull work.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1912