The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1901

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p.2 A Disastrous Fire - engine house and machine shop at Garden Island destroyed.

p.5 Marine Items - Crawford's wharf: steambarge Owen, from Oswego.

The M.T. company barge Regina, which met with an accident at Iroquois, had a hole punched in her bottom.



Didn't Order Men Aboard Marine City.

The steamer India with her consort Burma are unloading wheat at Richardsons' elevator. It was the India which lost part of her crew over three weeks ago, four of them being washed off the schooner Marine City, near Goderich. Capt. Malone, who commands the India, was seen by a reporter this morning, but had little to say upon the matter. He had read the various stories in the papers about the four men of his crew being forced to go aboard the abandoned Marine City.

"That's a falsehood," the captain declared. "No man of my crew was ordered to go aboard that schooner. When the Marine City was seen, every member of the India's crew begged to be allowed to go aboard. James Halpin, our second engineer, was called back by his chief, but evidently didn't hear. Four of the men jumped into the small boat, and cut off for the schooner which they boarded. I didn't even have to ask a man to go aboard so eager were they all to get the salvage. The weather was clear and the water smooth at the time, and there was no danger. It was during the night that the snow storm came on. The Marine City broke away from the India in the gale, and that's the last we saw of the unfortunate men."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1901