The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1879

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A Vessel Sunk.

A telegram was received here this morning to the effect that the barque Henry Rooney, owned by Mr. I.H. Radford, and which left here yesterday at 5 o'clock, had sunk in the lake two miles from Charlotte, she having sprung a leak during a gale blowing from the north-west. She was laden with stone and lath, the stone being for the Rochester Iron Works, and the lath for Charlotte, shipped by Mr. Eddy, of Hull. All the members of the crew, some ten men, have been saved, but the unfortunate cook, Charlotte Fisk, of Buffalo, has been drowned. It seems singular that all should have been able to reach land but her. Was there a complete absence of gallantry and manly courage? We pause for a reply. Her Captain, (McDonald), is a Wolfe Islander. Two years ago the Rooney was sold for $8,500 but she is not worth that amount now. Some value her at $3,000. She lies in about 40 feet of water. Neither vessel or cargo are insured, but the freight was insured.

Steel Rails - 2,500 tons shipped by K. & M. F. Co.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1879