The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Friday, Nov. 30, 1906

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Foundered on Thursday off Sodus Point, N. Y.
The Crew Took to the Yawl and Were Able to Reach Shore - The Coal Was For Swift
Destined For Queen's University.
"Schooner Queen of the Lakes Foundered. All the crew saved.

A telegram with the above was received by James Richardson & Sons late Thursday afternoon. The schooner is owned by the Richardsons, and was on her way from Charlotte to Kingston with coal. It was learned that she foundered when about ten miles out of Sodus. The captain and members of the crew will arrive in the city via the Cape boat at noon to-day. The crew is composed of the following:

Capt. Chauncey Darryaw, Frank Darryaw, son of the captain, R. Watts, Thomas Watson, Francis Truesdall, and Samuel Cannem, cook, all of Kingston.

The schooner left here about two days ago loaded with feldspar for Charlotte , and made the trip without mishap. Owing to rough weather she stayed in Charlotte several days for shelter, but, on Wednesday morning, as the weather cleared somewhat she pulled out for the return trip. Only meager particulars have been received of the unfortunate accident, but it is known that there was a very rough sea, and it is believed that the vessel sprung a leak. There was no insurance on the schooner.

The Queen of the Lakes was rebuilt by Richardsons several years ago, having been purchased from Capt. Taylor. The vessel was purchased by the Richardsons when she went aground on one of the lakes. She was rebuilt at Deseronto. This was the first mishap the vessel had met with since that time.

The past season was a very busy one with the schooner, she having been engaged for the most part in carrying coal and feldspar. The coal in the Queen of the Lakes consisted of 500 tons of soft coal screenings, consigned to James Swift & Co. , Kingston. The coal was for Queens University, Swift & Co. having the contract to supply that institution. As neither vessel and cargo are accepted risks at this late season of the year, both the Richardsons and Swift & Co. lose all. More than that, it wil cost Swift & Co. over $500 to keep their contract with Queen's, as it will take that amount over and above the contract price to get the coal here by rail.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Friday, Nov. 30, 1906