The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1913

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Repairs To Be Made On the Inside

First Time On a Lake Boat

Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 28th - It was announced here yesterday that the work of raising the steamer Keystorm, which lies in deep water below Alexandria Bay, N.Y., in the St. Lawrence river, will be started at once, with an equipment closely resembling in principle the compressed air system used in constructing tunnels under water.

The Keystorm lies on her starboard side on a sloping bottom, with a pocket ten feet deep beneath the centre of the ship. At her bow the water is twenty feet deep, and at her stern 122 feet. About one hundred feet of the middle of the vessel has ten feet of water under it. She has a hole 30 feet long and 4 feet wide on her starboard side. The Keystone has only 2 water tight bulkheads, one between the forepeak and the No. 1 hold, and one between the engine room and the No. 3 hold. Although not a new plan of operation, the compressed air system is said never to have been used on a lake boat. It has been used successfully, on the coast, where deep water prevented ordinary methods of wrecking being employed.



Rough weather on the lake has been giving the coal schooners quite a set back in their work. A captain on one of the local vessels stated on Thursday morning to a Whig representative that for the past week or so the weather has been very unsettled.

The sloop Ariadne cleared for Rideau canal ports on Thursday morning.

The steamer Missisquoi was in port on Thursday morning with quite a number of passengers from Gananoque.

The steamer Sowards cleared on Thursday afternoon for Oswego

The steamers Kingston and Caspian were down and up on Thursday.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Thursday morning.

The steamer Dundurn called at Swift's, east bound, on Thursday.

The steamer City of Ottawa is due up Thursday night.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett is due to arrive tonight, from Port Colborne, with the barge Winnipeg, grain-laden for Montreal; the Bartlett will return to the canal with the barge Hamilton.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1913