The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1913

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By the Calvin Company to the Donnelly Concern.

The wrecking steamer Cornwall has changed hands. She has been purchased by John Donnelly and the estate of the late Thomas Donnelly from the Calvin Wrecking company. The Cornwall, though an old vessel, has a steel hull, and is in splendid condition. She makes a valuable acquisition to the outfit of the Donnelly Salvage and Wrecking company, which recently released the steamer Hecla, which grounded in the St. Lawrence river. Four steam pumps of the Calvin Company are included in the transfer of the wrecking property, which was effected on Saturday. The Cornwall is now lying at the old G.T.R. freight wharf. The Donnelly concern is better equipped than ever to handle all wrecking jobs.

At The Dry Dock -

Terrific Gale - and Snowstorm Raged on the Great Lakes - fears for Turret Cape and McKee.

p.5 Steamer Haddington Here - to lay up at Portsmouth.

(I.M.C.) - Charles Willard sold sloop Granger to E. La Rush, Wolfe Island.

Dec. 9, 1913

p.1 Fears That Canada Will Capture Trade - on lakes.

Missing Steamers - safe at Goderich.

p.5 I.M.C. - Steamer Cornwall To Be Used To Release the Navajo -

The first wrecking job in which the steamer Cornwall will be utilized by the Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking company, will be the releasing of the steambarge Navajo, which is aground at the Ducks. The Cornwall was being fitted up on Tuesday and expected to be at the Navajo for work at daybreak on Wednesday.

-Capt. Israel La Rush sold sloop Granger to Capt. Turcott of Gananoque, owner of Kitty Wells.

Navajo In Bad Shape - Owing to the heavy gale on the lake on Sunday night, it is believed that the steambarge Navajo, which went aground near the Main Ducks, received a severe pounding. Some of the mariners feared that the vessel would be almost a total wreck. The Donnelly Wrecking Company will send a vessel to the scene as soon as the weather is favorable.

Dec. 10, 1913

p.10 new str. Noronic - photo.

p.11 I.M.C. -

Dec. 11, 1913

p.1 Canal Traffic Increase -

Dec. 12, 1913


Dec. 13, 1913

p.9 photo of Henry Cunningham, skipper of yacht Kathleen - twice won George Cup for Kingston Yacht Club.

p.11 photo of Forwarders, Ltd. elevator.

p.12 many photos of Kingston, including str. Kingston coming into dock, harbor improvements.

p.15 photo of harbor from Old Fort Henry plus poem in memory of those who died in storm on lakes, 1913.

p.18 photo of schooner Bertie Calkins.

p.21 ad for Kingston Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., with photo of ship.

ad for Davis Co. - with photo of Glen Allen.

p.23 photo of str. Toronto.

p.24 photo of a boat cut in two to pass through St. Lawrence and Welland Canals.

p.29 Many Bodies Recovered - from storm on lakes.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1913