The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1907

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p.7 Picton, Nov. 7th - The steambarge Aberdeen towed the schooner Annie Minnes into port yesterday, loaded with lumber from the Ottawa, for Hepburn Bros. The tow barge Rob Roy is in port with soft coal for Hepburn's.



Watertown, N.Y., Nov. 7th - The coal barge Onondaga foundered in Lake Ontario, one mile north of Stony Point Light, Tuesday night, and is at the bottom with 632 tons of coal in her hulk. The Black Diamond, a sister coal barge, is sunk near Navy Point, on a mud bar. Both boats sprung leaks in a sea that was one of the heaviest of the year.

The two barges, towed by Glengarry, Captain Le May, left Oswego, Tuesday, with heavy seas running. About 2:30 o'clock the Onondaga sprung a leak. Effort was made to reach Sackets Harbor, but the barge sank near Stony Point.

The Black Diamond had meanwhile sprang a leak, but was brought as far as Navy Point, where she now rests on a mud bottom with four feet of water in her hold. She will probably be reclaimed, but the Onondaga is hopelessly lost. The latter was owned by A. Le Mar, of Montreal.


Swift's: steamer Aletha, from bay points; steamer Dundurn in today.

The steamer Cuba passed down today, on the American side, to Gananoque, with coal from Oswego, N.Y.

The steamer Aletha had quite a rough time of it coming down the bay today. This staunch little craft has been out in some fierce blows the past season and has always come through right side up.

The schooners Clara and Suffel, which cleared for Oswego, had to set back, owing to the heavy gales, and arrived here yesterday afternoon. They will make another start when the weather is more favorable.

The steamer Alexandria will make her last trip down the river on Monday evening next. She has had a very successful season. She was laid up a few days ago as the result of a slight mishap, but met with no serious accident.

The steamer Corunna arrived at Richardsons' this afternoon, from Chicago, with 46,000 bushels of wheat. While at Port Colborne, yesterday, the purser, George Walters, slipped on the deck and sprained his ankle. He was attended here by Dr. Bell.

The bow portion of the new C.P.R. passenger and freight steamer, Keewatin, arrived this morning from Prescott in charge of the sea-going tug Lord Strathcona and two Leland line tugs. Both portions of the large steamer are now at the drydock and will be taken to Buffalo by one of the M.T. Co.'s freight boats. The Keewatin and the Assiniboia, her sister ship, which passd through here a few weeks ago, were built in the old country, came out here under their own steam to Quebec, where they were cut in two in order that they could be brought through the canals. The steamers are the finest that have ever been brought through here, and the Keewatin is the largest boat to pass the city.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1907