The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1896

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p.4 The schr. Acacia arrived in from Charlotte (missing one line).


The str. Glengarry and consorts will be here tomorrow morning.

The schr. Fabiola is tied up in the Princess street slip, light.

The schr. Acacia is at the Kingston penitentiary with coal from Oswego.

The str. Rosemount passed Iroquois this morning bound up in two sections.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: str. Alexandria, Montreal; str. Cuba, Montreal.

The str. New Orleans, after discharging her cargo of wheat here, cleared last evening for the canal.

The str. Lindsay, Chicago, is discharging a cargo of coal at the K. & M. F. Co.'s elevator, Portsmouth.

The str. King Ben arrived, last evening, from Oswego with a cargo of coal for Foster & Co., Smith's Falls. She was delayed at Oswego for a week owing to the prevailing rough weather.

John Donnelly, jr., and E. Charles, diver, returned from Deseronto today, where they were engaged on Rathbun's marine railway. All the sections under water were raised and floated. The company will have the railway remodelled so as to give accommodation to any vessel in this district. When this is done the Donnelly company will lay the road again.


Detroit, Aug. 15th - Last night at eleven o'clock the steamer Oceanica, of the Lehigh Valley transportation company's fleet, collided with the propeller William Chisholm in the new channel in Lake St. Clair and both were sunk. The Oceanica was bound up loaded with coal from Buffalo to Chicago. The Chisholm was loaded with iron ore, and was bound from Marquette to Ohio ports. The accident occurred in that portion of the lake known as the "New Cut" or channel, about three and a half miles above Grosse Point and near one of the range lights. None of the crew of either vessel was drowned, all the men taking to the rigging until help arrived.

The Oceanica was a boat of 1,490 tons, and valued at $125,000, and was of 1,581 tons. The present owners are A.J. Webb & Co., of Cleveland. The boats lie in seventeen feet of water. It is thought the accident was caused by confusion in signals or lights.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1896