The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 10 Dec 1910


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BARGE STRIKES SHOAL AND SINKS.

The Parsons With Cargo Of Coal From Chaumont.

Word was received by telephone from Alexandria Bay yesterday that the barge, The Parsons, had sunk in the St. Lawrence early in the day. The vessel is owned by the People's Milling company of Chaumont and was loaded with 350 tons of soft coal for Brockville parties. It was being towed by the steamer Phelps, and as they were opposite Alexandria Bay the barge struck a shoal, which stove a large hole in her side, and causing her to fill rapidly. All of those on board escaped unharmed.

Though the bow is out of the water it is thought the vessel will be a total loss, as she was not insured. She was equipped with valuable hoisting apparatus. The accident occurred where a government buoy marks the danger spot in the season of navigation, but this had been removed at the end of the season, and so there was nothing to show danger.


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Date of Publication:
10 Dec 1910
Local identifier:
KN.22599
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 10 Dec 1910