The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1913

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started on March 1.

March 6, 1913

p.10 death of Capt. J.G. Bass of Clayton and Oswego.

March 7, 1913

p.6 launch of A.D. Mactier and F.T. Jones for George Hall Co. of Ogdensburg.

-start on Welland Canal.

p.9 lawsuit for loss of Bothnia in St. Clair River.

March 8, 1913

p.5 early start of navigation looked for.

March 11, 1913

p.5 Kingston harbor's future, after causeway is built.

March 12, 1913



The Sunken Steamer, Coal Laden, Lies On Her Side Below Alexandria Bay

Brockville, Ont., March 12th - The Montreal Light, Heat and Power Co's three-year-old steel steamer Key Storm, which sank a short distance northwest of Chippewa Point in October last, after striking a shoal during a thick fog, bids fair never to be brought to the surface.

A party of four men, D.B. Beaudry, diver; Wm. Beaudry of Detroit; Captain J.T. Hutton and Captain A.R. Hackett, of Amherstburg made an examination of the wreck. They returned quite convinced that to raise the Key Storm is in the present day quite an impossibility.

Diver Beaudry went down to the sunken craft yesterday and found it resting on an angle of 45 degrees. The stern is lying in 140 feet of water and the bow is just 71 feet down. The boat is lying on its starboard side and her plates are ripped on the port side for a distance of 50 or 60 feet. Mr. Beaudry also said he walked along the deck until he got down to a depth of 104 feet when he had to stop owing to the pressure being more than he could stand. As was the general opinion at the time of the accident, Mr. Beaudry said, the bow is resting on a ledge and the stern on the bottom.

The underwriters accordingly will have to stand the loss of the vessel and her cargo of coal.

March 15, 1913

p.1 In Marine Circles - new engines for Toiler have arrived.

-work on new gov't steamer Dollard is progressing well. The steamer Bellechasse, which was completed for the gov't marine service last fall, has wintered in the slip between elevator and shipbuilding co. wharf.

March 19, 1913

p.2 John Donnelly to raise dredge D. Stewart sunk at Picton.

March 24, 1913

p.1 Richelieu & Ontario Navigation co. seeking to buy Riverside and Island Belle.

March 25, 1913

p.8 R. & O. company to buy North King and Caspian,maybe also Alexandria.

March 26, 1913

p.7 In Marine Circles - Samuel Marshall

p.8 Pierrepont got into ice jam on way to Cape Vincent.

March 27, 1913

p.6 Island Belle raised at Alexandria Bay by Hinckley.

p.7 Pierrepont reached Cape Vincent.

March 28, 1913

p.8 Wolfe Islander makes first trip to city.

March 29, 1913

p.6 echo of attempt to blow up Welland Canal 13 years ago.

p.9 R. & O. may acquire control of the freight fleet on Great Lakes.

March 31, 1913

p.1 to test water in Kingston harbor, first step in cleaning up waterways.

p.2 At Davis Drydock -

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1913