The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1913

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When the schooner Winnie Wing was rammed by a government dredge at Napanee on Friday afternoon and sunk, reference to which is made in a Napanee despatch, Mrs. Shipman, wife of Capt. Shipman, of the Winnie Wing, had a very narrow escape, due to her desire to save her pet dog. Mrs. Shipman went into the cabin after the smash, to find the dog, but her husband got her out safely. The dog is missing and was probably drowned.

The tug Staunton, with Capt. Pyke in command, had the Winnie Wing in tow. The schooner went down in three minutes time, and the crew had a very narrow escape. The Winnie Wing was formerly a well known coal carrier, running into this port.

A misunderstanding of signals is alleged to have been the cause of the trouble. The Winnie Wing will be raised.



The schooner Maize arrived from Oswego with coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Missisquoi made a trip up from Gananoque on Saturday.

The steamers Algonquin and Glenellah passed up and the steamer Rosedale passed down.

The schooner New Dominion cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill is at Richardson's wharf, taking on a cargo of feldspar.

M.T. Co.'s elevator - Tug Thomson from Montreal with two light barges, will clear tonight for Montreal with two grain barges; tug Hall from Montreal with two light barges, will clear tonight with two grain barges for Montreal; tug Bartlett, due this afternoon, with two grain barges from Port Colborne, will clear tonight with the barge Hamilton, to load grain at Port Colborne.

The steamer Simla and consort Burmah are due down on Sunday night from Erie, with coal for Montreal and the locomotive works, of this city, respectively.

The steamer City of Hamilton passed down on Saturday morning.

The steamer City of Ottawa went east during Friday night.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Saturday.

The steamer Windsor cleared from Oswego, Friday night, coal laden, for Montreal.

The steamer Rosemount will pass down tonight, loaded with grain, from Fort William to Montreal.



Winnie Wing Goes To Bottom of River.

Napanee, June 14th - Yesterday afternoon the schooner Winnie Wing, owned by R.B. Shipman, met with an accident and now lies on the bottom of the channel. The Winnie Wing was coming in to the wharf to unload her cargo of 300 tons of coal, when the government tug with scows were were proceeding outwards. Through some means the dredge collided with the schooner and sank her.

p.7 Incidents of the Day - The Richelieu and Ontario Steamship Co. have purchased the Ontario & Quebec Nav. Co.'s fleet of Picton.

p.8 Gananoque, June 14th - ...The steamer Britannic, from Montreal, arrived at noon on Friday and took an excursion party from Gananoque to Kingston, drawing out quite a large party. On the return trip she arrived here about 7 p.m. She also handled a considerable amount of freight both ways. The government supply boat Scout, with supplies for the lighthouses in this section, was in port on Friday.

Daily Standard, June 14, 1913



The steamer Glenellah passed up.

The steamer Algonquin passed up last night.

The steambarge Jeska cleared for Oswego to load coal for the Rideau.

The steamer Alexandria passed up last night.

The schooner New Dominion cleared for Oswego.

The equipment of the sunken schooner Major Ferry arrived from Trenton yesterday in charge of the Donnelly Co.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jun 1913