The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1902

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p.2 Loss Not So Serious - William Lesslie, of the Collins Bay Towing and Rafting company, says that the loss entailed by the fire on Sunday will only be $4,000 or $5,000, not $40,000 to $50,000, as was stated last night. The loss will not even be as great if the tools and machinery are in any such good condition as Mr. Lesslie believes they are.



The storm on Lake Ontario Monday was one of the fiercest in some years.

Pieces of the wrecked steambarge Owen floated down the harbour this morning.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Montreal tonight.

The steamer Alexandria was storm-bound and did not arrive down till nine o'clock this morning.

Detained By the Storm - North King did not arrive from Charlotte on time because of storm.

p.6 May Yet Be Saved - Capt. Simmons this morning received a telegram announcing that the steambarge Owen, which went ashore near Longue Pointe, Saturday morning, and was abandoned, had drifted off the shoal by reason of a change of wind, and was safely riding at anchor. Capt. Simmons, accompanied by Paul Reid, immediately left for the scene of the wreck and if he found the outlook promising, he was to send for the Donnelly Wrecking outfit to take charge of the steamer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1902