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Frontenac (Barge), C33566, sunk by collision, 20 Sep 1883

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      [Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Kingston, Ont., Sept. 27. -- Yesterday the barge SENATOR, of the Montreal Transportation Company, bound up, laden with railroad iron, struck the barge FRONTENAC, of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company, bound down, in the Cornwall Canal, damaging the latter's bow, so that she filled and sank. The FRONTENAC had 18,000 bushels of corn of the schooner BANGOLORE, from Toledo.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, September, 1883

FRONTENAC a steam barge [sis] of 282 Tons, and 21 years of age. Bound from Kingston to Montreal collided with the Barge SENATOR in the Cornwall Canal September 20, 1883, and became a total loss. Loss to hull $5,000. Loss to cargo $6,000 Home port, Montreal.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1883
      Department of Marine and Fisheries

The barge FRONTENAC, sunk in the Cornwall Canal, is to be raised and taken to Portsmouth for repairs.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, September, 1883

FRONTENAC Barge of 390 tons. Built Quebec 1862 by Lee. Owned by Coulthurst & McPhee. Home port, Montreal REMARKS - rebuilt 1872
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register for 1874

Barge FRONTENAC. Official Canada No. 33566. Of 282 tons reg. Built at Quebec, 1862. Home port, Montreal. 140.0 x 30.3 x 9.4. Owned by D. Torrence, of Montreal.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada, Port of Montreal, on December 31, 1874

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $6,000
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.01 Longitude: -74.765555
William R. McNeil
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Frontenac (Barge), C33566, sunk by collision, 20 Sep 1883