The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1897

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The Bannockburn's Disaster - St. Catharines, Oct. 15th - The steamer Bannockburn, Capt. John Irwin, grain laden, Chicago for Kingston, struck the wing wall of lock No. 11 this morning and sprang a leak. She now rests on the bottom below lock eleven with nine feet of water in her hold. Navigation will not be interrupted.



The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal this morning with five light barges.

The tug Walker, with three coal laden barges, arrived this morning from Oswego.

The schooner Fabiola, Oswego, is at the Ferry wharf with a cargo of coal for Folger Bros.

The steamer Bannockburn and consorts will arrive tomorrow. They are grain laden from Fort William.

The sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 1,500 bushels of oats consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer St. Lawrence got out of the channel between the piers at Port Colborne Wednesday night, drawing fifteen feet, six inches, and grounded and had to wait till the water raised. The propellor Bannockburn, after lightering up to canal mark and passing through the lock, stuck on the bottom below the railway bridge from seven o'clock yesterday until evening, when the steamer Erin took a line and pulled her off the bar. This bar has been causing considerable trouble when the boats accidentally get out of the regular channel.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 14th - Down: schooner Albacore, Ashtabula to Hamilton, coal; schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Lake Michigan, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; steamer H.R. James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Colborne, Oct. 14th - Down: steamer Bannockburn and consorts, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer St. Lawrence, Duluth to Prescott, wheat; steamer Erin, Fort William to Prescott, wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1897