The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1902

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The only additional news received last night about the S.S. Bannockburn was a message to Mr. Henderson from Harvey's Marine Bureau, Sault Ste. Marie, verifying the previous statement that the crew were all safe. Mr. Henderson could not tell whether the crew would come home or not. He thought, however, that if there was any chance of saving the Bannockburn they would remain with the vessel.

The tug Favorite and wrecking outfit of the Great Lakes Wrecking company left Sault Ste. Marie this morning for the scene of the wreck.

A message from Chicago states that the Bannockburn will likely be a total loss.

The Latest Report.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Nov. 29th - The steamer Bannockburn, wheat laden, bound down from Fort William, is reported to be on the rocks above Michipicoten. This is a long way out of the vessel's course, but it is conjectured that she ran along under the lee of the north shore during the recent high winds. F. Koehler, representing the insurance writers, has arrived here and the tug Boynton has been ordered to go to the steamer.

Marine News.

The steamer Glengarry and barge Hamilton have reached Toronto safely.

The schooner Katie Eccles, Brighton to Oswego, with wheat, ran into the harbour last night for shelter.

The steamer Petrel and consort Neelon will likely leave tomorrow for their journey to the Atlantic coast. Coal will be taken on at Ogdensburg.

Fifty years ago steamers ran all winter from Toronto to Niagara. The Grand Trunk railway was not then built. The steamer Chief Justice was one of the vessels.

During last night the steambarge Aberdeen and consort Rob Roy, bound from Montreal to Toronto with Welsh coal, ran on a shoal off Lake Ontario Park. This morning the Calvin tug Frontenac released the Rob Roy, but the Aberdeen will have to be lightened before being pulled off. The Bothnia is taking off a part of the coal cargo. The vessels are owned by A.W. Hepburn, Picton. The Aberdeen was successfully released at half-past ten o'clock.

p.5 Steamer Sold - Napanee, Nov. 29th - Capt. James Collier has purchased the half of the Reindeer, held by the estate of Lewis M. Collier, making him sole owner. The price paid was $1,400.

Thomas Fawcett, reeve of Wolfe Island, is advertising in the Montreal paper for tenders for a ferry between the island and the city for a period of seven years, to begin June 22nd, 1904.

Incidents of the Day - Reeve Fawcett, of Wolfe Island, has received, so far, one tender for a ferry between the island and the city. The tender came from a Toronto firm.

p.6 Nothing has been heard regarding the crew of the steamer Macy, which went down on Lake Erie on Monday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1902