The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1878

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p.3 Boat Sunk - The barge Preston, laden with ashes, and being towed by the Sumner with several other barges from the Bay of Quinte to Oswego, sunk in the lake a short distance from Oswego on Wednesday morning. The Preston went down bow first, but after the bow went under the stern tilted up about fifteen feet out of water and remained in that position several minutes before she disappeared entirely. John Tully and John Watson, of Oswego, were the only persons aboard the Preston. They tied boards together, and on these, aided by a pike pole, kept themselves afloat. The Sumner sounded her whistle and put up her flag. Capt. Pappa, of the tug Morey heard the signal, but not having steam up jumped aboard the tug Wm. Avery, Capt. Albert Thompson, and they with several persons aboard put out and rescued Tully and Watson.


Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrivals: prop. Milwaukee, from Chicago, 9,100 bushels corn; Lake Erie, Toledo, 3,900 do, do; schr. A.G. Ryan, Trenton, 8,400 do peas; James Wade, Chicago, 18,800 do. corn; Bangalore, do, 24,000 do; Hyderabad, do, 20,000 do; barges Frontenac, Willam, Eagle, Mona, Soren, Lark, from Montreal light.

Departures: Barge America, 14,300 bush corn, for Montreal; Annie, 14,000 bush corn, do; Rapid, 17,000 bush peas, do; Snipe, 12,000 bush peas and corn, do; Minnie, 14,300 bush corn, do; Eagle, 21,000 bus do, do; Wen, 24,000 do, do.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1878