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Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), 21 Aug 1861 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), 21 Aug 1861,   p.2 Excursion to Ogdensburgh To the Editor of the Reporter. Sir:- Although the inhabitants of Gananoque are pretty thoroughly acquainted with the low effusions which too frequently accompany the editorials of the British Whig, they were hardly prepared for the cool effrontery displayed in ...
Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 25 Dec 1889 
TextNewspapers  Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 25 Dec 1889,   (newspaper and date not positively known) The Armstrong Abandoned. It has come at last. Wrecker Leslie has finally succumbed to the inevitable and that stage in the wrecking operations on the steamer Armstrong, which many predicted would arrive months ago, was staved off until last night. Then...
Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 10 Dec 1910 
TextNewspapers  Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 10 Dec 1910,   p.5 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 ...
Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1911 
TextNewspapers  Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1911,   p.1 TUG CHIEFTAIN SINKS, FOUR ARE DROWNED. The Dead. George Menard, 48 years old, raft foreman, Garden Island. Mrs. Haggerty, widow, cook on Chieftain, Wolfe Island. Miss Haggerty, 16 years old, daughter of above, assistant cook. Hjalmar Olafsan, Stockholm, Sweden, fireman. Quebec, Aug....
Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 24 Jan 1912 
TextNewspapers  Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 24 Jan 1912,   p.4 ACTIVE CAREER OF CAPT. PARSONS. Captain John Parsons who has just died at his home in Oswego, had a long and stirring career as a follower of inland and deep sea navigation. Born in Yarmouth, England, Oct. 8, 1831, Captain Parsons was apprenticed when a boy of 12 years of age to the master...
Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1917,   p.1 TWELVE PEOPLE DROWNED WHEN SCHOONER GEORGE A. MARSH OF BELLEVILLE SANK YESTERDAY MORNING OFF PIGEON ISLAND The Lost. Captain John Smith, Belleville, aged 40. His wife, aged 32. Greta Smith, aged 12. Jack Smith, aged 7. Clarence Smith, aged 4. Lorraine Smith, aged 11 months. Mrs. ...
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...
 (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 ...
 (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), 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...
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...
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 ...
 (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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1833 
TextNewspapers  Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1833,   (from private collection of Jennifer McKendry) p.1 The schooner Three Brothers, Capt. Stevenson, sailed from Poultneyville for this port on Tuesday, 12th inst. laden with wheat and apples. Since then nothing has been heard of her. On Sunday last, a barrel of apples, the captain's hat, and...
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1825 
TextNewspapersComments    1825 UPPER CANADA HERALD (from originals or microfilm as noted) (from original at P.A.C.) p.3 Died - Suddenly at Youngstown on the Evening of the 20th instant Thomas McNamara, late a Purser on board of one of his Majesty's ships on Lake Ontario. ...
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1872 
TextNewspapers    p.2 Marine News Port Colborne, Oct. 25th - Down - Schr. W. Raynor, Toledo, Oswego, corn. Up - U.S. steamer Ada, Ogdensburg, Detroit; Schrs. Rutherford, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Mary, Oswego, Port Stanley, cement and railroad iron; prop. Cleveland, Ogdensburg, Detroit, gen. cargo; steam barge...
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1856 
TextNewspapers    p.2 new vessel for Lake George - Conditions In Harbor - some vessels laying up. Wreck of the Monarch - The Globe of yesterday morning gives the following account of the wreck of this steamer, which was briefly alluded to in yesterday's issue:- The new steamer Monarch, Capt. Sinclair, stranded...
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