The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1903

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p.6 Mystery of the Bannockburn - Capt. McDougall, of the S.S. Athabasca, who is in the city, is of opinion that more lights and buoys are required on Lake Superior, before the coast may be considered properly guarded. Lights are badly needed, he says, at Otter Head, near Michipicoten Island, and on Slate Island. He, however, did not think that the disappearence of the Bannockburn was due to absence of light or warning, for he was on Lake Superior on the night in question, and the weather was clear, and only a moderate sea was running. He believes the Bannockburn either bounced off a shoal off Caribou Island and sank in deep water, or as sailors put it, her machinery went through her. [Toronto Globe]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1903