The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1913

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p.3 Highest In 30 Years - water level in St. Lawrence.



The steamer Phelps loading feldspar at Richardsons' wharf, cleared on Wednesday for Charlotte.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared on Wednesday for Oswego to load coal for Kingston.

The steamer Donnacona passed down on her way to Montreal Wednesday morning.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bronson from Montreal with light barges, cleared for Montreal with grain-laden barges; steamer Turret Chief from Fort William is discharging grain; steamer Westmount cleared for Oswego to load coal for Fort William.

The steamers Rosemount and Advance are due Thursday from Fort William, and will go on through to Montreal to discharge; steamer Stormount is due to arrive Saturday, and Kinmount Sunday, all bound for Montreal to discharge grain.

The steamer Toronto was down and up on Wednesday.

The steamer Caspian was down and up on Wednesday.

The steamer Rochester passed east on Wednesday morning.

The steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa on Wednesday morning.

The yacht Loup-Garou of Montreal was in port on Wednesday with a party.

The steamer Scout coaled at Swift's on Wednesday morning before clearing down the river.

It was expected that the barge Ungava would be floated from the shipbuilding dock on Thursday.



Welland, July 16th - Hinckley and Sampson, who had taken the contract for raising the wrecked steamer Richardson, have abandoned the steamer and given the forfeit money they deposited. The steamer was wrecked off Fort Erie, in Lake Erie, in December 1909, and several firms have taken the contract from the United States government to raise the steamer, as she was a menace to navigation, and some $55,000 have been spent in a vain endeavor to do so. The Reid Baker company, also the Great Lakes Towing company tried to raise her but failed. At one time she was floated but went down before she could be brought to shore. When she was wrecked, five of her crew went down and fourteen were saved. Since then two vessels have struck her and been damaged, and it is now expected she will be blown up with dynamite for the sake of navigation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1913