The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1906

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p.1 Value of the Sophia - Brockville, March 19th - The adjustor appointed to determine the value of the steamer Sophia, burned to the water's edge at Rockport, has made his decision, fixing the sum at $5,000, which is $1,000 in excess of the insurance. The insurance companies will now pay over the claim of $4,000.

p.5 Funeral of Captain Augustus - the members of the Masters and Mates turned out in a body, fifty strong. (details)

p.6 Steamer Burned, One Drowned - Milwaukee, Wisc., March 19th - The steamer Atlanta, of the Goodrich Line, last night, burned to the water's edge, ten miles north of Port Washington. The Smoth brothers, fishermen, of Port Washington, went to the rescue with the tug Tessler, and rescued the passengers and crew, numbering sixty-five persons, who had taken to lifeboats. All were safely transferred to the steamer Georgia, another of the Goodrich line boats, northbound, with the exception of one man, who was drowned during the transfer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1906