The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hilda (Barge), aground, 29 Aug 1918

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Nineteen vessels have gone ashore or been wrecked at the eastern end of Lake Ontario and in the St. Lawrence as far east as Cornwall, during the past season and the Donnelly Wrecking Company released them all but the tug LAURA GRACE. This figure does not include sections of the NORTHWEST and MINOLA, which foundered during the past month and were lost with thirteen lives. The list is
May 9th. - Barge GLADYS H., coal laden, ashore below Cardinal.

May 29th.- S.S. WESTERIAN, ashore opposite Thousand Island Park.

May 31st.- Steamer H.E. RUNNELLS, coal laden, ashore below the North Channel.

June 9th.- Barge MELROSE, laden with wheat, sunk in Coldwall Canal.

June 21.- Barge SELKIRK, ashore on Lachine Lake.

July 10. - Steamer ARABIAN, laden with war munitions and supplies, for the Allies, ashore in Rapid Du Plat.

Aug. 29.- Barge HILDA, grain laden, ashore foot of Lake Ontario.

Sept. 15.- Passenger steamer OSSIFRAGE, ashore Thousand Islands, below Cardinal.

Sept. 29.- Steamer OMAHA, coal laden, Ashore near Carleton Island, below Cape Vincent.

Oct. 5. - Barge KINGSTON, ashore foot of Lake Ontario.

Oct. 7. - Scow SANDSUCKER, sunk in 75 five feet of water below Brockville.

Oct. 19.- Schooner DERBYSHIRE, coal laden, ashore near Maitland.

Oct. 20.- Barge THOMAS QUAILLE, coal laden, ashore in Kingston Harbor.

Nov. 4. - Barge JOHN GASCON, laden with oats, sunk in Soulanges Canal.

Nov. 11.- Steamer OMAHA, ashore near Iroquois

Nov. 13.- Steamer STUART W, coal laden, ashore a_ Scow Shoal, where steamer KEYSTONE was sunk.

Nov. 17.- Tug MARK, sunk in 25 feet of water below Iroquois.

Nov. 20.- Steamer CITY OF OTTAWA, laden with cargo of munitions and supplies for the Allies, ashore below Morrisburg.

Nov. 23.- Steamer COMPTON, ashore Goose Neck Island, below Morrisburg.

Dec. 6. - Tug LAURA GRACE, ashore near Rochester.

The COMPTON ran aground near Brockville some hours after being released and
will be left to its present position until spring.
      Collingwood Bulletin
      January 2, 1919

NOTE. - The HILDA is listed in 1920 & 1933 with changes in ownership between the two dates. she was therefore 'got off' from the 1918 casualty.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
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Hilda (Barge), aground, 29 Aug 1918