Maritime History of the Great Lakes
North King (Steamboat), C96911, aground, 2 Jul 1911
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      Steamers CASPIAN and NORTH KING Go Ashore on Lake Ontario.
The big lake steamers, CASPIAN and NORTH KING. Are both ashore on Lake Ontario, according to dispatches received here this morning by J. W. Klauck, from the agent of the line at Kingston. Both were ashore this morning.
There were a number of Buffalo passengers on both boats. No one is in any danger and all will be taken in other boats to their destinations. The CASPIAN ran ashore in a fog near Belleville last night and is resting easily on sand.
The NORTH KING broke her crank shaft at an earl hour this morning. Unable to make steerage way, she drifted ashore and now rests on a gravel beach near Port Hope. The service of these boats to and from Charlotte is indefinitely suspended.
These ships ply between Rochester, Thousand Islands and Canadian ports. It is believed, however, that it will be possible for the line to resume service within 24 hours.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, July 13, 1911 1 - 3 & 4

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Rochester, July 15. û The steamer NORTH KING, which was laid up at Cobourg with disabled machinery, has arrived at Charlotte and will resume her trips. Her sister ship the CASPIAN, is still on a sand bar at Belleville, Canada, but is expected to be floated today.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Sunday, July 16, 1911 27 - 2

NORSEMAN. Paddle wheel steamer. Official Canadian No. 96911. Built at Montreal 1868. TRebuilt at Kingston, Ont., in 1891 and renamed NORTH KING. 175 43 x 10 and 873 tons gross. Disposition - Scrapped 1922.
      preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -78.29953
William R. McNeil
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North King (Steamboat), C96911, aground, 2 Jul 1911