The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1902

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Port Lambton, Ont., June 3rd - The tug Seaman arrived here this morning, and reported a collision between an unknown steamer and the barge Gleniffer, which the Seaman had in tow. The accident happened at the South East Bend, between nine and ten o'clock last night. The captain's wife, Mrs. C. Moore, was drowned, and Archie Myser, Windsor, is missing and is supposed also to be drowned. Thomas Brown, of Southampton, had his nose broken and a leg and side badly bruised. Captain Rutherford, of the tug Seaman, has returned to the scene of the accident to search for the bodies. After having struck the Gleniffer the steamer backed out and pushed the barge ashore. The vessel now lies in about twelve feet of water. The tug also had the barge Lothier in tow to Port Lambton.



Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria from Charlotte.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King, from Ottawa.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte.

The sloop Rover cleared up the Rideau today with lumber from Rathbun's.

The officers of the steamer Rideau Queen, which made its first trip of the season today, are: master and purser, Capt. Noonan; pilots, Capt. W. Scott and Capt. L. Depencier; engineer, George Fleming; steward, Arthur Stevens.

Incidents of the Day - This afternoon the steamer Rideau Queen left for Ottawa, having aboard a Watertown, N.Y., pleasure party, who came here by steamer New Island Wanderer.

The annual meeting of the Thousand Island steamboat company was held at Cape Vincent yesterday afternoon. The former officers were re-elected.

p.4 First Drowning on River - George Davis of Bath, Ont., knocked off scow Uno by boom and drowned off Bluff Island, despite efforts of Capt. Robbins to save him.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1902