The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), May 29, 1880 p.2

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The Algona loaded with hay and baskets at Hogansburgh Friday last for this city. The hay, twenty-eight tons, worth eight dollars per ton, was for D.G. Cahoon. The baskets were for Newill & Smith. The fire was discovered when just below Pine Tree Point on the Canada shore, about 9 o'clock Friday evening. The captain gave the alarm and called the men on deck, got out the buckets and attached the hose, but before they got the pony started the smoke drove them out from below. The boat was then run ashore and grounded in five feet of the land (sic). There were seven men on board. They let the boat down and it filled with water. Five of the men then jumped overboard. The purser saved the books. The captain and purser held on to a fender until they were taken off by a skiff. An attempt was made to scuttle her but it failed. After the Algona had burned to the water's edge a chain was passed over her and held her to the shore. [Ogdensburg Journal]

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Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), May 29, 1880 p.2