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

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Particulars were received in marine circles Tuesday afternoon, relative to the collision between two well known steamers, the Lloyd S. Porter and Fairfax. The two vessels came together in the Welland canal. The Porter, loaded with coal, is sunk near Port Robinson about ten miles from Port Colborne. The Fairfax, bound up light, had her stem smashed, but was able to proceed to Erie for repairs.

The Donnelly Wrecking company, of Kingston, was asked for assistance. Both boats are owned by the Ontario & Quebec navigation company, at Picton.

The steamers Sowards and Jeska arrived in port on Tuesday from Sodus, and are discharging coal at Soward's wharf.

The steamer John Randall, coal laden from Sodus, passed down Tuesday afternoon, on her way to Smith's Falls.

p.6 Did Fine Business - tourist traffic between Sarnia and Fort William by Northern Navigation company's steamers has been heavy.



The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived from Fairhaven, and is unloading a cargo of coal at Anglin's wharf.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: Hamiltonian, grain-laden from Fort William, is due here on Wednesday, to discharge; steamer Gordon with grain, from Fort William, is due to discharge on Thursday; steamer Calgarian loaded grain at Duluth on Tuesday, and is due to discharge on Saturday.

The steamer Westmount passed up on Tuesday, loaded with rails from Sydney, on her way to Fort William.

On Monday the steamer Lloyd Porter, east bound with coal, collided in the Welland canal. The hole she sustained as a result of the accident was of sufficient size to cause her to sink in one of the levels of the canal. John Donnelly, a diver and men of the local salvage and wrecking company, left on Monday evening for Port Robinson where the Porter is sunk.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Tuesday.

The steamer Caspian arrived from Charlotte, N.Y. on Tuesday with the excursionists from Rochester.

The steamer Arabian, which was aground in Lachine Lake on Saturday, arrived in port on Monday evening, and will be docked for repairs at the shipbuilding company, at the end of the week. The steamer Beaverton will be floated from the dock about Wednesday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1913