Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1901
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p.1 Yachtsmen In Session - at Hamilton.


Detroit, Mich., Oct. 21st - The big side wheel passenger steamer City of Cleveland, of the Detroit & Cleveland steamship navigation company's fleet struck a boulder east of Ballard's reef, above the lime kiln crossing early yesterday and sank. The accident happened while Capt. McLachlan was backing out into the channel, preparatory to proceeding to Detroit. A dense fog prevailed at the time. The big boat is resting on the clay and boulder bottom, with her main dining room, kitchen, and engineer room flooded.


Detroit, Mich., Oct. 21st - The tug Christian, supposed from Toledo with a crew of five men, Capt. Harlow, was run down and cut in two by the steamer J.J. Allbright, Saturday night at the upper end of Grosse Isle, nine miles below this city. The five on the tug were drowned. Capt. Harlow is supposed to be one of them. The names of the others have not yet been learned.



Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Montreal; Ocean from Hamilton.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Two Brothers from Fairhaven and Tradewind from Oswego.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson and one coal laden barge from Charlotte; S.S. Rosemount and consorts cleared for Fort William.

The new M.T. company barge Hamilton is here with 1,925 tons of coal, the largest cargo ever brought in one vessel. The barges can carry fully 200 tons more.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer India and consorts from Fort William with 100,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Maggie L. from Wolfe Island; steambarge Iona cleared for Montreal with oats.

Napanee Express: The steamer Kingston carried the prince of Wales (the present king) up the St. Lawrence in 1860, but it wasn't the floating palace from which the present heir to the throne viewed the beauties of the Thousand Islands on Tuesday last.

The lake-built steamer Meteor, which passed down the St. Lawrence last summer, reached Seattle last week in ballast, and began taking on about two-thirds of a cargo of beer, grain, lumber, and general merchandise for Honolulu. The freight was originally designated for the steamer Tampico, also lake-built, which is delayed at Seattle for repairs.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The first thousand feet of the breakwater, which the federal government is building at Port Colborne, the entrance to the Welland Canal, is about completed. It is built to protect vessels from the swell of Lake Ontario and will probably be the site of one or two elevators. The harbor inside and the prism of the canal itself is being deepened.

p.6 Killed On the Track - sailor James Godwin of schooner Acacia hit by train; two years ago he sailed on schooner Annie Falconer.

Death of Fabian Paradis - a ship carpenter for many years; his brother, also a ship carpenter, recently died.

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21 Oct 1901
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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1901