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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1901

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., Oct. 10th - The whaleback steamer Thomas Wilson went on the reef at at Bailey's Harbor Tuesday night during a heavy storm and dense fog. She broke in two and is a total loss. The Wilson was light and bound to Escanaba for an ore cargo. Losing her bearings, she struck the reef while going at a high rate of speed. The crew of twenty was taken off by the Bailey's Harbor life saving crew. The Thomas Wilson was valued at $125,000 and the loss is total to the United States steel trust corporation, which carries its own insurance.



Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

Swift's wharf: schooner New Dominion from Cleveland with coal.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson arrived up with three light barges, and cleared for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

p.6 Pontoons All Right - The report brought by letter from the Atlantic coast that the steamer Petrel had lost a number of pontoons in a storm and had not recovered them, was an exaggeration. Two of the pontoons did get away, but were promptly recovered. Good!

The schooner Eliza White, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Folger's wharf.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Oct 1901