The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ceylon (Barge), aground, 25 Oct 1913

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      The barge CEYLON, one of the latest acquisitions of the Montreal Transportation Co. from the Calvin fleet, sank Thursday morning a short distance from Long Pt., 50 miles from Kingston.
      The CEYLON, accompanied by the BURMA, both in tow of the tug BARTLETT, was returning from Port Colborne with grain for Montreal and struck the heavy sea that prevailed in Lake Ontario. The storm, increasing in violence, gradually worked the harches off and the crew were unable to keep them down, with the result the barge gradully filled with water, and the pressure of wet grain sprang some planks, causing her to settle.
      Capt. Siddell saw the precariouas condition of the vessel and signalled the BARTLETT with the distress torch. The BARTLETT put about and came alongside, so that the crew of the CEYLON were able to step on board.
      The tug then proceeded to Timber Island and an examination was made of the BURMA. It was found that she had shipped some waster, but she was pumped out and reached Kingston in tow of the BARTLETT.

      It was learned today that the vessel which is visible from Cape Vincent on the shoal off the Galloups, is a barge owned by the Calvin Co. of Garden Island, midway between Kingston and Wolfe Island. She broke her tow line during the storm of Thursday. No one was aboard.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 25, 1913 13-3

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.89673 Longitude: -76.46439
William R. McNeil
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Ceylon (Barge), aground, 25 Oct 1913