The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1905

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p.1 Met Fate of Parents - Ogdensburg, N.Y., Sept. 13th - Arthur Mullin, Oswego, aged nineteen years, a deck hand on the coal barge Sherman of the George Hall Coal company fleet, was drowned yesterday in the St. Lawrence close to the lower coal derrick.......Mullin has a brother and sister in Oswego. His mother and father were drowned twelve years ago, near Cape Vincent, in the wreck of the schooner Jessie Breck of Kingston.



The schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte today.

The tug Edmond and barge Columbia, from Rideau ports, with wood, are at Crawford's wharf.

The weather on the lake last evening and early this morning was very heavy, delaying the boats very considerably.

M.T. company wharf: tug Glide cleared for Cape Vincent; tug Hall cleared down, with one grain laden barge.

Swift's wharf: steamers Hamilton down; Kingston from Charlotte; Aletha from bay ports; Rideau King for Ottawa.

Capt. Simmons, of the schooner Acacia, says he has experienced remarkable weather this season on the lake. Nearly every trip he has made to and from Charlotte has been made with adverse winds, having to beat his way over and back.

Contractor Haney, who will do the tunnel work under Toronto Bay, has purchased the tug Skylark for $2,100. Mr. Haney is making great preparations for the carrying out of his contract. He has five vessels, a dredge, a pile driver and six scows.

An Oswego despatch says the naptha launch St. Agnes, and another, the name of which is not known, were sunk in a storm on Lake Ontario on Monday. The crews were rescued by the launch Riter after the men had suffered severely. The St. Agnes had gone to the rescue of the second launch when both boats were caught in a heavy sea.

Capt. Bongard, of the Turbinia, of Hamilton, will accompany that vessel on her southern trip, as agent and representative of the steamboat company. The boat leaves for Halifax on November 5th, where she will have water tanks put in at a cost of some $2,000. She will then go on her winter route between Santiago, Cuba and Kingston, Jamaica, about the first of the year.

p.5 Cannot Find Them - Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Sept. 13th - All effort to locate the tug Shamrock, or the bodies of John and Charles Rouhain, who were drowned when she sank after the collision with the steamer Richardson, a week ago Tuesday, have so far been unsuccessful. Tugs and divers have been working since the day following the accident, but have not even been able to locate the tug. Wreckage from the tug has been found on the Michigan shore. A reward of $100 is now offered for the finding of the tug and bodies.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1905