The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1906

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Craig's: propellor Persia down this morning; steamer Waterlily up this morning from Montreal.

Crawford's: schooner Acacia clears today for Oswego; barge Recruit unloading coal at the penitentiary; schooner W.J. Suffel from Oswego with coal.

Swift's: steamers Belleville down last night; Hamilton up today; steamer Rideau King cleared this morning for Ottawa; Aletha down and up the bay today.

Richardsons': steamer Simla, from Fort William, with 50,000 bushels wheat; barge Danforth cleared for Montreal with corn and oats; schooner Maggie L. from bay ports with grain; schooner Pilot from Wolfe Island with oats.

M.T. Co.: schooner St. Louis, Pickering, barley; tug Thomson up last night from Montreal with three light barges; she cleared today with two coal and one grain-laden barges; tug Emerson from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges, later she cleared light for Charlotte.

p.8 Removing A Barge - The Donnelly wrecking crew is at work removing the hull of an old barge sunk last spring between the Cataraqui bridge and Belle's Island.

Capt. Thomas Casey Missing - mate on upper lake steamer, missing at Cleveland since Oct. 25th.


A Report That The Katie Eccles Went Down.

The schooner Katie Eccles left Oswego, on Monday morning, in company with a number of other schooners, bound for Kingston and bay ports, and was seen last on Monday night.

The Eccles was in charge of Capt. John McCullagh of Napanee, who owns the boat, and was laden with coal for Bay of Quinte ports. Telegraphic communications have failed to find her, and it is feared in marine circles that she went down. The other schooners of the fleet have all arrived in good shape, the Acacia arriving early Tuesday morning.

The theory advanced by a number of sailors is that she may have sailed into shelter behind Waupoos Island, or some port where there is no telegraphic connections. This theory will not hold, however, as she has had lots of time to reach her destination the last two days, when the weather has been favorable. The schooner was practically new, and an excellent sea boat, and besides reports show there was very little sea running at the time although quite a strong wind had been blowing most of the day. The crew of the Eccles consisted of five men and a cook, all of whom are supposed to have been lost.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1906