The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1902

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Aug. 5, 1902



Buffalo, Aug. 5th - Word was received here, this morning, that the City of Venice, a 2000-ton ore boat, and the Sequin, a Canadian freight steamer, collided off Rondeau, Ont., last night, just before midnight. The City of Venice sank in fifty feet of water. Three of her crew were drowned. They were the watchman, wheelman and fireman. The rest of the crew were rescued by those on board the Sequin and were taken to Cleveland. Sailors on both boats are reported to have been injured.

Philip Broderick, captain of the City of Venice, lives in Buffalo. The City of Venice was on her way from Duluth to Buffalo when the collision occurreed.

John Sullivan, mate of the Venice, is so badly injured, it is feared he cannot recover.

The steamers met bow on in a fog, the City of Venice going down almost immediately.

p.3 Raising Old Bottoms - For the past few days "Tom" Clancy and his partner, Mr. Gates, have been engaged in searching the bottom of Cataraqui River for the wrecks of vessels. The propeller Indian, burned to the water's edge on the west side of Belle's island many years ago, was one of the objects of their search. They located the stern, and hauled it ashore near the cotton mill. The vessel was once the property of Samuel Fraser. The "remains" of the steamer City of Kingston, which lie near the cotton mill, will also be claimed by these rescuers. They have their eyes, too, on five or six other bottoms in the vicinity which they will raise. Mr. Clancy declares that the coal famine won't bother him any. "Ye see I don't have to buy any coal," he remarked. The old vessels are worth considerable for the wood they contain.


Marine Arrivals.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamers Toronto, down and up; Spartan from Montreal; Rideau King from Ottawa; Caspian from Charlotte.

M.T. Co. elevator: tug Jessie Hall from Montreal with four light barges. Steamer Advance, from Toledo, with 40,000 bushels of wheat.

The schooner Clara Youell cleared today for Charlotte to load coal for the K. & P. railroad company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1902