The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1903

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Is Likely to Have Been Tacoma.

Detroit, Mich., Nov. 17th - A message from Port Huron received early this morning said it is believed the steamer reported to have burned in Lake Huron, above Sand Beach, Saturday, was the Tacoma, of the Gilchrist fleet. Nothing has as yet been heard from the crew of the Tacoma if she has gone down. There was a big sea on Lake Huron Saturday, and there is a possibility that the crew did not get ashore. If they did reach land they may be in some out of the way place and unable at this time to communiciate with their owners or report the loss.

Sale of Steamer Cambria - Toronto, Nov. 17th - The steamer Cambria has just been sold by an American syndicate to the Antipitzky Metal company, of 154 Adelaide street west, the price paid being about $3,000. She was built twenty-five years ago at Levis, Quebec. Her gross tonnage is 937, length about 200 feet, and horse power eighty. She was out of commission last year. In 1900 she changed hands for $13,000.

p.3 Enlarge Canal - Dominion Marine Association men will discuss canal tolls, harbor dues, etc.

p.8 A Vessel Ashore - Tobermoray, Ont., Nov. 17th - Yesterday, during a heavy gale and snowstorm the steambarge Newago, of Port Huron, Mich., went ashore on Devil's Island shoal, 5 miles from here. Her consort, the Choctah, of Port Huron, was towed here this morning by tugs of this place. The Choctah is not damaged. The Newago is lying in shallow water and in an exposed place. Crew of both boats safe.

One Year Missing - One year ago tomorrow the ill-fated steamer Bannockburn was last heard of, when she cleared from Fort William for Kingston with a cargo of wheat. Sometime on the 18th or 19th of November she foundered and carried to a watery grave in the depths of Lake Superior, her entire crew, most of whom were Kingstonians.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1903