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Kincardine (Propeller), aground, 15 Nov 1882

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The Canadian steambarge KINCARDINE, with a cago of supplies for Algona Mills, is full of water, just above Little Current, Georgian Bay. She is decks to on the port side, and her starboard rail is under water. J.M. Jomes, her owner, has abandoned her. Insured in the United States Company for $6,000, on a valuation of $10,000. The KINCARDINE was built at Port Dalhousie by Andrews & Company, in 1871, and measures 184 tons.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882

On Thursday morning last the steam barge KINCARDINE left Little Current with the Schooner LILY HAMILTON in tow. The former was loaded with flat cars, stone, &c., for the Syndicate and supplies for the Michael's Bay Lumber Co., and the latter with horses for the Syndicate. The steam barge was to tow the schooner to Algoma Mills and unload and then go to Michael's Bay to deliver freight for the Michael's Bay Lumber Co. On leaving Little Current the force of the current and the vessel in tow forced the barge on a rock and the captain seeing that she was filling fast beached her on an island about a mile above Little Current. No lives were lost and it is probable the vessel and most of her cargo will be recovered.
      Manitoulin Expositor
      Sat. Nov. 18, 1882

Kincardine, Ont., Nov. 28. -- The wrecking tug CONQUEROR arrived today with the propeller KINCARDINE, which was sunk at Little Current. The KINCARDINE will be docked here for repairs.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882

The barge KINCARDINE was raised and taken to Algoma last week. After being unloaded at that port she was taken to Owen Sound.
      Manitoulin Expositor
      Sat. Dec. 2, 1882

"Vessels carrying freight for the Syndicate have been singularly unfortunate on the Georgian Bay this season. First the NELLIE SHERWOOD, loaded with flat cars, &c.,went down with all hands off Cabot's Head; then the GEORGIAN was piled up on Club Island and had her cargo damaged; and lastly the KINCARDINE had to be run on an island near Little Current to keep her from sinking and her cargo was also damaged.
      Manitoulin Expositor
      Sat. Dec. 9, 1882

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: supplies
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.97927 Longitude: -81.9248
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Kincardine (Propeller), aground, 15 Nov 1882