The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1899

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Iroquois,Ont., Oct. 20th - The R. & O. steamer Hamilton is on the rocks at Iroquois. She ran ashore here Wednesday about eleven o'clock. While endeavoring to make Point Iroquois she listed opposite the old tannery and ran on the shoal. She lies in a similar position to that occupied by the steamer Ocean when she was forced ashore last year, but the Hamilton is much nearer to the shore and consequently in a more difficult position to reach. The wrecking steamer Reginald arrived yesterday, and the Chieftain is expected to arrive also to assist in releasing the vessel. From her appearance, it looks as if it would be a very difficult job to save the vessel intact. She has already got two holes in the steel hull.



The tug Active cleared last night for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooner Madcap and sloop Dandy from bay ports, and schooner Maggie L. from the islands.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will be continued on the Cape Vincent route until the close of navigation. This gives a rapid means of transit to the other side.

The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal last night with five light barges and cleared again with two grain-laden. The tug Bronson also arrived up with four barges, and cleared today with four.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Arrivals at Craig's wharf: steamers Alexandria and Persia from Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1899