The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1902

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p.1 Burned To Death - Oswego, N.Y., May 10th - The steamer Ionia, Picton, Ont., caught fire while loading coal at the Delaware and Lackawana trestles, at Oswego, this morning, and was totally destroyed. Isaac Cameron, fireman, of Trenton, Ont., was burned to death.



Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton from Montreal.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Sodus.

The schooner (sic) John Milne cleared for Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The M.T. company barge Dorchester is in Davis' dry dock for slight repairs.

The schooner Wavecrest, after receiving repairs at Portsmouth, cleared for Oswego.

Craig's wharf: steamers Melbourne and Alexandria from Montreal; schooner Clara Youell cleared for Oswego.

Several vessels lying around Nine Mile Point for the past few days, awaiting the weather to moderate, have got away.

The steambarge Clifton, owned by Capt. Van Alstyne, Picton, while bound from Oswego for Toronto with coal, sprung a leak when twenty miles off Charlotte. She was kept afloat till just off Rattlesnake Point, inside Charlotte harbor, when she foundered in ten feet of water. The crew were saved.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson cleared for Montreal, with four laden barges; tug Thomson cleared for Oswego with two light barges; schooner Flora Carveth arrived from Oshawa with 13,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared again; steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa expected tomorrow from Fort William with 85,000 bushels of wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1902