The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Diamond (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1907

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On lake bottom the barge Onondaga founders on Lake Ontario
The coal barge Onondoga foundered on Lake Ontario, one mile North of Stony Point Light, Tuesday and is at the bottom with 632 tons of coal in her bulk. The Black Diamond, a sister coal barge, is sunk near Navy Point on a mud bar. Both boats sprung leaks in a sea that was one of the heaviest of the year.
The two barges, towed by Glengary, Capt. Le May, left Oswego Tuesday with heavy seas running. About 2:30 the Onondaga sprung a leak. Efforts was made to reach Sackets Harbor, but the barge sank near Stony Point.
The Black Diamond had meanwhile sprung a leak, but was brought as far as Navy Point, where she now rests, on a mud bottom with 4' of water in her hold. She will probably be reclaimed, but the Onondaga is hopelessly lost. The latter was owned by A. LeMay of Montreal.
      Watertown Herald
      November 9, 1907

NOTE:- Became Canadian Barge FREEPORT.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.24839 Longitude: -75.77606
William R. McNeil
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Black Diamond (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1907