The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Dec 1912

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p.3 Schooner Missing - Rousse Simmons on Lake Michigan.

p.5 I.M.C. - Navajo cleared for Buffalo.

Mariners Are Pleased - To Have Question of More Wharf Accommodation Taken Up -

Dec. 17, 1912



It Was Found Caught on the Waterworks Intake Pipe

The anchor which the schooner Major Ferry dropped on the water works intake pipe about two months ago was located and raised by the Donnelly Wrecking Company on Monday afternoon.

The schooner was coming in to the water works wharf with a load of coal at the time. In a storm the anchor was lowered but when it was suspected that it was on the intake pipe the captain dropped it. With the recent precautions regarding the purity of the city water it had been asked if the pipe had not been punctured by the anchor.

Sandy Tait, the experienced diver of the Donnelly Company, examined the pipe thoroughly and reported to C.C. Folger, general manager of civic utilities, who was on the job, that it was intact. The pipe is embedded in mud. The anchor was caught on it.

p.8 A Yacht Was Burned - yacht Albina, put out by tug Frontenac.

Dec. 18, 1912


Dec. 19, 1912

p.3 Georgian Bay Canal - estimates.

p.8 Navigation Enquiry - aids to navigation on St. Lawrence and Lakes.

Dec. 20, 1912

p.3 A Veteran Fisherman - Johnny Wall, lives in shanty on Brophy Point for 27 years, for 4 years kept "red light" at Simcoe Island.

p.5 Very Late Navigation - str. Carleton on way from Erie.

p.6 One Boat Yet Out - Strathcona last at Port Arthur.

p.8 Had A Rough Trip - L. Donnelly, first mate on str. Kenora.

Dec. 21, 1912

p.3 Want Better Boat Communication - to Amherst Island.

p.9 Welland Canal Closed -

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Dec 1912