The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Aug. 25, 1917

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Barge Arion Sinks in Lake

The barge Arion of the Sinennes-MacNaughton line was sunk with her cargo of 950 tons of coal, in Lake Ontario, 15 miles east of Oswego, this morning. The crew was saved.

The tug Conqueror and her tow, the Arion and Cataract, were caught in a northwest gale in the vicinity of Mexico Bay and the line parted. The tug and the Cataract reached Sacket's Harbor in safety at 1 o'clock this afternoon, and Captain A. Pompetite, master of the Conqueror reports his safe arrival to D. P. Hourigan, local agent of the Sincennes-MacNaughton line. The crew of the Arion were taken aboard the tug.

Loading with coal at the Lehigh Valley trestle at Fair Haven, the barges, in tow of the Conqueror, started yesterday for Montreal, whence the coal had been shipped to a Montreal Coal Co. The boats were caught in the storm just after passing Oswego and lay there all night. The boats started out this morning and were caught in the storm near Mexico Bay.

The Arion was valued at about $2,000 and was in the Sencennes-MacNaughton fleet. The boat and cargo are supposed to be insured.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Aug. 25, 1917