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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1913

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Calumet, Mich., June 16th - That the iron ore steamer Jessie Spaulding had sunk with a crew of sixteen is feared by local vesselmen here today, and life boat crews are scouring the lake in search of her.

She was damaged at dawn, on Sunday, by a collision with the steamer Snider Junior, in a heavy fog. The Snider was unable to locate her afterwards, though she blew fog horns of distress for several minutes, then suddenly stopped, and has not been heard of since.

The steamer Jessie Spaulding is well known in Kingston. The vessel discharged grain here just a days ago.

The Spaulding Is Safe.

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., June 16th - A wireless message from Karge states that the steamer Jessie Spaulding is safe here, after a terribly dangerous voyage. No other particulars are given.



The steamer Majestic was in port, Sunday night, on her way to Montreal. While here she loaded 1,000 boxes of cheese for shipment to Montreal. The cheese came from Rideau canal ports.

The steamer Alexandria will pass down, on her way to Montreal, tonight.

The steambarge Sowards arrived from Charlotte and is unloading coal at R. Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Maize will clear for Oswego.

The schooner Abbie L. Andrews is at the penitentiary wharf, from Charlotte, with coal.

The schooner Arthurs, at Booth & Co.'s wharf, shipped a new spar.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from Oswego, is unloading a cargo of coal at Portsmouth, for Shortt's.

The steamer Advance cleared from Fort William on Sunday, loaded with grain, for Montreal.

The steamer Westmount passed up from Montreal, on Monday morning, light, on her way to Fort William.

M.T. Co.'s elevator - tug Bartlett, from Oswego, with the barge Kingston, loaded with coal for Montreal; tug Emerson from Montreal with barges Ceylon and Quebec; tug Bartlett will clear with the barge Quebec to load coal at Charlotte, and the barge Melrose for Port Colborne to load grain.

The Fordonian, a new oil burner, built at Scotland, is on her way up the river and lakes. She has the same engines as the steamer Calgary.

The steamer Calgary was floated at the dock of the Kingston Shipbuilding company on Saturday evening. The repairs to her bow are being finished at the wharves.

The yacht Coruna, of Alexandria Bay, will go into the dock next.

The barge Burmah is unloading coal at the locomotive works.

The steamer Simla passed down to Montreal.

The steamer Belleville passed west on Saturday night.

The steamer Caspian was down and up on Sunday.

Carried Away Four Gates - A despatch from St. Catharines, on Monday morning, stated that the steamer Neepawah met with an accident in the Welland Canal, and had carried away four gates. The Neepawah is grain laden, on her way from Fort William to Montreal.

p.5 A Sudden Death - Capt. Thomas Welbanks of Picton; born 72 years ago at South Bay; he commanded schooners on Lake Ontario during the barley growing days in the Bay of Quinte; after retiring he took up farming; twice married (details).

p.7 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Mitchell, of the schooner Katie Eccles, spent the weekend at his home in Newcastle.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Owing to the high water the Davis' Dry Dock has been held up for some time on account of leakage. On Monday the dock was pumped out and concrete was put in the corners to stop the leakage. The dock will soon be ready. Several orders are booked.

Gananoque, June 16th - ....The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego for another cargo for the local trade.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1913