The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Aug 1899

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p.1 Sunk Near Belle Isle - Detroit, Aug. 11th - A collision occurred at three o'clock Thursday morning between the barge Leader, bound up with a cargo of coal, in tow of the steamer Point Abino, and the Canadian barge Dunmore, bound down with grain, in tow of the steamer Bannockburn. As the boats were passing each other in the river just above the head of Belle Isle the Dunmore took a sheer, and struck the Leader on the port bow, causing her to sink in five minutes. She lies in twenty five feet of water, just above the red stake on the American side of the channel. The crew were all saved. The Dunmore had a couple of planks stove in above the water line, but a temporary patch was put on, and she left for Kingston in tow of the Bannockburn at seven o'clock.



The tug Hall cleared last night with four grain laden barges for Montreal.

The schooner Burton arrived today from Oswego with coal for Crawford & Co.

The schooner Laura D., from bay ports, unloaded 3,000 bushels of oats at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Glengarry came out of the government dry dock last night, and left for Fort William with her consort.

The steamer Langdon, from Chicago, arrived last evening at the M.T. company's elevator with 45,000 bushels of corn, and cleared this morning for Ogdensburg.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company is about to have another boat similar to the Toronto built to go on the Toronto and Prescott route next year. Owing to the increased freight business it is almost impossible for their boats to handle it.

Capt. G.D. Pitch, Oswego, has received authority to remove the spars of the wreck of the schooner St. Peter, which lies west of Sodus Point and about one mile and a half off the shore. The wreck is in the path of the vessels plying between Sodus, Charlotte and Oswego, and the spars are dangerous to navigation.

Smith's Falls News: There is every likelihood of a steamer being built by some of Smith's Falls enterprising business men, to ply between this town and Kingston. The steamer will be built specially for the Rideau route and if present plans mature the Rideau lakes will have one of the fastest and prettiest steamers on these waters.

Calvin Employees Have a Picnic - steamer Parthia took employees of the Calvin rafting company to Long Island Park.

p.6 Dredging at Wolfe Island Completed - The government dredge Queen today completed the work of dredging the channel at the Wolfe Island ferry. Previously the channel was only four feet deep. Now it has been deepened to eight feet and widened considerably. The dredge will leave tonight for Port Arthur.

Wind Wafts - The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, arrived this afternoon with coal for Folgers.

The schooner Burton, with coal for Booth & Co., arrived today noon from Oswego.

The steamer John Milne, Oswego to Smith's Falls, passed this port last evening, coal laden for Foster & Co.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Aug 1899