The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1896

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The schr. Fabiola, light, cleared for Oswego this morning to load coal.

The tug Walker arrived last night from Montreal with three light barges.

Richardson & Sons today loaded two barges with peas and barley for Montreal.

The tug Active with two light barges cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Two Brothers, Colborne, arrived this morning with 4,200 bushels of peas for the M.T. Co.

The str. O.O. Carpenter, with two consorts in tow, bound up, was caught in yesterday morning's gale off Port Stanley. The steamer was compelled to cut adrift her tow. The steamer arrived safely at Port Colborne, but no tidings have been received of the two barges. A despatch from Port Burwell stated that a boat was riding at anchor six miles south-east of that port. It is thought this is one of the barges cut loose from the Carpenter, but so far the supposition has not been confirmed.

A rumor was current in the city this morning that the str. Rosemount had gone down with all hands in Lake Superior. Enquiry at the M.T. Co.'s office failed to substantiate the rumor. Officials there had received no word to the steamer's location from any points along the route. The steamer may have encountered a severe blow, but she is a staunch, seaworthy boat and able to stand considerable knocking about. It is thought she is somewhere in the neighborhood of the Soo, bound down, grain-laden, from Fort William. Later, the str. Rosemount and consorts passed Sault Ste. Marie at 10:30 o'clock with everything on board all right.



Thousand Island Park, Oct. 19th - The steamer Junita is on the Alexandria Bay-Clayton route in place of the Jessie Bain, which blew out her cylinder head last week....The sloop Dolphin is kept busily engaged in carrying building material for various builders....

The steambarge W. Gilbert, with diving apparatus and diver on board, have commenced work on the prop. Oconto, which lies opposite Fine View, having struck a shoal and sunk about eight years ago, having on board a cargo of merchandise and bound west at the time. A number of cases of goods have been brought to the surface in a damaged condition, but a large cargo still remains in the boat, principally barrelled goods. At the bow of the boat the water is thirty-five feet deep, and at the stern 100 feet....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1896