The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Nov. 9, 1907


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On Lake Bottom
Barge Onondaga Founders On Lake Ontario

The coal barge Onondaga foundered in Lake Ontario, one mile north of Stony Point light, Tuesday and is at the bottom with 632 tons of coal in her hulk. The Black Diamond, a sister coal barge, is sunk near Navy Point on a mud bar. Both boats spring leaks in a sea that was one of the heaviest of the year.

Two barges, towed by Glengary, Captain Le May, left Oswego Tuesday with heavy seas running. About 2:30 o’clock the Onondaga sprung a leak. Efforts was made to reach Sackets Harbor, but the barge sank near Stony Point.

The Black Diamond had meanwhile sprung a leak, but was brought as far as Navy Point, where she now rests on a mud bottom with four feet of water in her hold. She will probably be reclaimed, but the Onondaga is hopelessly lost. The later was owned by A. Le May of Montreal.


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Date of Original:
Saturday Nov. 9, 1907
Local identifier:
GLN.31028
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Nov. 9, 1907