The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1898

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p.1 Three Barges In Danger - Sand Beach, Nov. 11th - A steamer supposed to be the Schoolcraft, with three barges in tow, parted company with her consorts off this port today during a heavy storm. One barge has gone ashore five miles below here, and the other two are running down the lake before the gale with sails set. The life saving crew have gone to the rescue in the surf boat.



The Alexandria was expected up from Montreal today.

The Kildonan was taken out of the government dry dock last night.

The Michigan, expected at Craig's wharf on Wednesday, is still over due.

The Pierrepont went up to Picton today to bring down a load of cattle for W. Reid.

The tugs Thomson and Bronson are expected from Montreal today with six light barges.

The steamer Island Belle will be hauled out on the ways at Ogdensburg for the winter.

A great many of the vessels for this port are overdue, being probably storm-bound at some port on the lake.

Marine matters are very quiet today, the bad weather of yesterday keeping any would-be travellers in port.


The Steamer Bannockburn Ashore.

The M.T. company received a telegram this morning announcing that the steamer Bannockburn was ashore two miles below Kincardine, on Lake Huron. She was bound for this port with 70,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. No particulars of her mishap are known. Capt. Gaskin left on the one o'clock train for the scene of the disaster. It is supposed that she lost her reckoning in the blinding snow storm last night.

Late Afternoon Events - Gangs of men were busy today "brining" the holds of the Melrose and Selkirk preparatory to laying them up for the winter at the M.T. company's wharf. (salting)

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1898