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Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 20, 1945 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 20, 1945,   Harbor Bay Took Name From Wreck _______ Schooner Grampus Went Ashore Under Fort in Fall of 1846 _______ Speculation along the waterfront always has been rife as to the origin of the name of Grampus Bay, that cove lying west of the embankment of Fort Ontario, on the Oswego River. Actually,...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 May 1943 
TextNewspapers  Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 8 May 1943,   JIB PICNICS in the "PICTON" The Schooner, Launched With the Dominion of Canada, Drops Into a Bottomless Hole on Dominion Day. Schooner Days - DLXXXIX By C.H.J. Snider "Jib Picnics" is an expression the late Prince Edward County warden, Amos McDonald, who kept the light for a long time at ...
Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Oct 1941 
TextNewspapers  Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 11 Oct 1941,   TIMBER ISLANDER Schooner Days - DXVI by C.H.J. Snider (drawing at top of article with the following caption:) "The Delaware making port at Oswego, Oct. 22nd, 1887, when commanded by Capt. Bob Bartley at Napanee. She had carried away her foreboom and the jaws of her fore gaff, and the tugs for...
Knows Every Treacherous Spot In St. Lawrence Rapids 
TextNewspapers  Down The Lane, Knows Every Treacherous Spot In St. Lawrence Rapids, "Knows Every Treacherous Spot In St. Lawrence Rapids," The Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall, ON), 12 Jul 1935  If Captain Joseph Alfred Ouellette made any pretence of being an author and decided to write a book he might properly call it "Life On The St. Lawrence River." For Captain Ouellette has been travelling up and down the St. Lawrence longer than any living man and knows every nook and cranny, crag...
Had Long Career As Marine Engineer 
TextNewspapers  "Had Long Career As Marine Engineer," Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1932  Had Long Career As Marine Engineer Former Sec'y-Treas. of Rockport Navigation Co. and Vice-Pres. T. I. Navigation Co. The death occurred at the home of James Hickey, 94 College Street, on Friday of James Gillie, well-known marine engineer in his eighty-ninth year. Deceased was born in ...
 (18971118), 24 Apr 1931 
TextNewspapers  (18971118), 24 Apr 1931,   p.3 Scow Sunk In Channel - A large wooden scow, used by J.P. Porter & Sons in carrying the blasted rock from the shoals in the Brockville Narrows to deep water, where the scow was to be dumped, slowly filled with water and sank yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the channel of the river ...
Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), May 16, 1926 
TextNewspapers  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), May 16, 1926,   Lake Freighter Burns, Sinks; Crew Rescued _______ 16 Men and One Woman Found by Canadian Steamship After Their Ship Had Burned to Water's Edge on Lake Ontario - Rescuers Stand By until Vessel Disappears. _______ Sixteen men and one woman, members of the crew of the freighter Charles Horne,...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922,   Schooner Horace Taber May Be A Total Loss _______ Effort to Get Her Coal Cargo Out before She Goes to Pieces. _______ There appears to be no doubt that the schooner Horace Taber, which went ashore at Four Mile Point is a total loss. The weather has been too rough for tugs to get very close...
Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 24 Aug 1922 
TextNewspapers  Cape Vincent Eagle (Cape Vincent, NY), 24 Aug 1922,   p.3 an article by Uncle Philander Jr.: "....What I am going to complain about is the fact that the siren failed to function last Saturday afternoon when the St. Louis, the hulk of the old pulp wood boat that has laid in the water in the eastern portion of the village for years, was discovered...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Sep 1921 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Sep 1921,   Barb Wire Salvaged From Sunken Barge. Ogdensburg, Sept. 20th - The steamer City of New York was in port yesterday bound for Montreal with a cargo of 425 tons of baled wire salvaged by the Donnelly Wrecking Company, of Kingston, from the barge Atlasco sunk in fifty feet of water off South Bay ...
Picton Gazette (Picton, ON), 8 Sep 1921 
TextNewspapers  Picton Gazette (Picton, ON), 8 Sep 1921,   p.1 OLIVER MOWAT SUNK One of the worst lake tragedies which has occurred for many years, was the sinking of the schooner Oliver Mowat on Thursday night last, after being rammed by the large steam freighter, Key West, just off Main Ducks. The Oliver Mowat sank in a few minutes taking with her to...
 (18971118), 28 Apr 1921 
TextNewspapers  (18971118), 28 Apr 1921,   p.3 BOATING COMMENCES ON THE RIVER; HIGH WATER APPRECIATED. (part) Abram Shaw, Kingston, formerly an inspector in the customs service, was here yesterday making an official marine measurement of the tug Nama, owned by Capt. James H. Simpson, Elizabethtown. The steambarge Isabella H., owned...
 (18971118), 27 Apr 1921 
TextNewspapers  (18971118), 27 Apr 1921,   p.4 HULL OF HOBOKEN SUNK IN CHANNEL OF ST. LAWRENCE. Lighter Barge Sank at Dock Here Last September. Marine News On River. Yesterday morning the wreck of the lighter barge Hoboken was towed from the shallow water at the J.R. Bresnan & Son coal wharf to a point about a quarter of a mile ...
 (18971118), 4 Sep 1920 
TextNewspapers  (18971118), 4 Sep 1920,   BARGE HOBOKEN IS SUNK AT DOCK HERE; WAS COAL UNLOADER. The barge Hoboken, owned by the Ogdensburg Coal and Towing Co., which has been in use here at the J.R. Bresnan & Son dock during the summer months as a derrick for the unloading of coal vessels, sprung a leak during the night and despite ...
Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1919 
TextNewspapers  Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1919,   p.2 STEAMER BURNED. Ogdensburg, N.Y., Sept. 5th - The wooden steamer Toltec of Buffalo, en route Montreal to Buffalo in ballast, caught fire yesterday while proceeding up the St. Lawrence River and was beached near Prescott, Ont., where she was completely destroyed. The crew was brought here...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, August 26, 1918 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, August 26, 1918,   Sudden Death of Commodore Thomas Crimmins _______ Found Dead at His Home This Morning - Apoplexy Caused the End - Widely Known in Marine Circles. Thomas Crimmins, sixty-eight, one of the last of the old-time Oswego marine men, was found death at his home, No. 133 W. Schuyler street, this ...
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 13, 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 13, 1917,   To Investigate Wreck. Canadian Government to Look Into the Loss of the Marsh. The Kingston Whig says: An official investigation by the Dominion government into the foundering of the schooner George A. Marsh with the death of twelve persons is taking place at the scene of the wreck between ...
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Aug. 11, 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Aug. 11, 1917,   Services at Belleville - Memorial for the Victims of the Schooner Marsh Will be Held Tomorrow Night. Kingston, Ont. , Aug. 11. - A memorial service for the twelve victims of the wrecked schooner George A. Marsh will be held in St. Thomas's church, Belleville, on Sunday evening at seven ...
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Saturday Aug. 11, 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Saturday Aug. 11, 1917,   "Buster" Greaves Victim of Tragedy Body of Little Toronto Boy Recovered -- Wore Indian Suits Parents Bought Little George Francis "Buster" Graves, aged five, only child of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Graves of 51 Rosevear Ave., Little York, drowned in the Marsh disaster, was one of Toronto's...
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 10, 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 10, 1917,   The Loss of the Schooner Marsh. She Went to the Bottom Just as Day was Breaking, Throwing Everyone Into the Water. Kingston, Aug. 10. - The schooner George A. Marsh, which foundered on Wednesday with a loss of twelve lives, is sunk in twenty-five feet of water and probably no attempt will be...
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