The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1879

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p.3 Wind Wafts - The carrying of grain from Chicago to Kingston is about through. Captains don't like to risk the voyage so late.

The Sunken Rooney.

The Oswego Palladium of yesterday says: P. Hughes and Wm. Griffin, sailors, arriving here from Charlotte at noon today on the R.W. & O.R.R., reported that the schooner H. Rooney of Kingston, Ont. foundered and sunk about five and a half miles north-east of Charlotte about daylight this morning. The cook, Charlotte Fisk, was drowned, but the captain and crew of five men took to the yawl and succeeded in reaching Charlotte after a terrible experience. A volunteer life crew, among whom were Hughes and Griffin, who were on their way down from Buffalo, and John Cunningham of this city, put out to the rescue but were too late to be of service. The vessels crosstrees are out of the water.

Oct. 27, 1879


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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1879