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Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Aug. 8, 1860 p.1 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Aug. 8, 1860 p.1,   STEAMER BURNED AT OSWEGO On Thursday evening a fire was discovered in the hold of the Northern Transportation Company's steamer Prairie State, Captain Williams, which was laying at their dock, at Oswego, fully freighted and bound for Chicago and intermediate ports. The Fire Brigade being unable...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), June 12, 1861 p.1 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), June 12, 1861 p.1,   p.1 Upwards of $40,000 Worth of Timber Lost On the evening of Tuesday the steamer Hercules, Capt. Miller, left the Northern Railway Company's Wharf, having in tow several large rafts of timber, amounting in the aggregate to 275,000 feet. The value of the timber was about $55,000; $30,000 of ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), July 24, 1861 p.4 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), July 24, 1861 p.4,   p.4 Accident To the Propeller West - On Sunday morning as the propeller West (owned by Messrs. Holcomb, Cowan & Co.) was approaching the harbor of Toronto, being about six miles distant, the cylinder of the engine exploded, and the boat was disabled. She was towed down the lake to this port, ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Aug. 7, 1861 p.2 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Aug. 7, 1861 p.2,   Excursion to Ogdensburgh - The steamer Bay of Quinte is advertised to leave Gananoque for Ogdensburgh, on Friday morning next at eight o'clock - returning the same evening. The Gananoque Brass Band will accompany her, and Wood's string band has also been engaged for the accommodation of dancers....
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Nov. 6, 1861 p.2 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Nov. 6, 1861 p.2,   NARROW ESCAPE OF A CANADIAN VESSEL The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser says the schooner Anna Craig, of Cobourg, Canada, Capt. Wm. Ross, loaded with 15,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago, bound down was off Twin Rivers, Lake Michigan on the night of the 17th inst. The wind commenced to blow hard ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Nov. 8, 1873 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Nov. 8, 1873,   p.2 APPALLING DISASTER A year ago last June the str. Kingston, of the Mail Line, was burned between this place and Brockville. Her hull being of iron, she was re-built, and during the latter part of this season she has been running under the name of Bavarian. On Thursday last the startling ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), June 27, 1874 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), June 27, 1874,   p.2 Loss of the Shannon The Schooner Shannon, owned by the Messrs. Acton of this Village, sprung a leak about twenty miles out from Oswego, on Saturday last, and sank in a few minutes. She had a cargo of coal on which there was no insurance. The leak seems to have been forward of the hold, and...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), April 10, 1875 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), April 10, 1875,   p.2 New Steamer - Mr. Geo. Chaffey, of Kingston, has favored us with a beautiful picture of a beautiful boat which he is now building for Messrs. Folger & Hanley, to be called the Geneva. She is a screw steamer, of handsome model, gracefully proportioned, arranged in the best manner for the ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Aug. 7, 1875 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Aug. 7, 1875,   p.2 LOSS OF THE TUG BOAT JOE MAC About noon on last Saturday, the well-known steam tug, Joe Mac, the property of Seymour, Gardener & Co., of Ogdensburg, passed upwards from Brockville with a schooner in tow. When near the Five Mile Light House, the propeller East, which has for some time ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Sept. 18, 1875 p.2 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Sept. 18, 1875 p.2,   p.2 DISASTERS ON LAKE MICHIGAN Chicago, Sept. 11th A terrible disaster occurred on Lake Michigan early yesterday morning, which has just been reported here. The propeller Equinox, on her way from Chicago to Bay City, Mich., with salt, and towing the schooner Emma A. Mayes, was overtaken by a...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Oct. 30, 1875 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Oct. 30, 1875,   p.2 Yesterday morning about 2 a.m., a collision took place between some barges near the Sister Light, about 18 miles up the river. The facts are as follows: The tug Gardiner was going West with the barges Argosy, Black Diamond, and a schooner in tow, and the tugs Bronson and Glide, lashed ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), March 2, 1878 p.2 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), March 2, 1878 p.2,   p. 2 In the Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries we find that there are in the Dominion 476 ? Light Stations; 509 Lights; 25 Fog Whistles; and 2 Automatic Fog Horns. The total number of men employed in connection with the Lights and Whistles is 474. Detailed descriptions, of much ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), May 29, 1880 p.2 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), May 29, 1880 p.2,   BURNING OF A STEAMER The Algona loaded with hay and baskets at Hogansburgh Friday last for this city. The hay, twenty-eight tons, worth eight dollars per ton, was for D.G. Cahoon. The baskets were for Newill & Smith. The fire was discovered when just below Pine Tree Point on the Canada shore, ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Sept. 17, 1881 p.3 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Sept. 17, 1881 p.3,   p.3 DISASTERS ON THE LAKES Frankfort, Mich., Sept. 11th - The steamer Columbia, of the Collingwood and Chicago Line, foundered off Frankfort last night at eleven o'clock, and fifteen persons were drowned. Among the number missing are Captain Malcolmson, Second Mate Rob't Malcolmson, First ...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), May 27, 1882 p.3 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), May 27, 1882 p.3,   p.3 STEAMER BURNED Collingwood, May 22nd - Scarcely has navigation opened; scarcely has the awakening of trade caused by the breaking up of the long and dreary winter opened, when the news was received of the loss of one of the finest propellers that ever steamed out of this harbour - the pride...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), June 17, 1882 p.3 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), June 17, 1882 p.3,   p.3 STEAMER BURNED Collingwood, June 14th - Letters have been received here today by the owners of the steambarge Vanderbilt which confirm the report circulated to the effect that that steamer had been destroyed by fire on Saturday morning, the 10th inst. Some doubt had hitherto existed as to...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Oct. 28, 1882 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Oct. 28, 1882,   p.1 OUR INLAND WATERS Three Years' Wrecks, Burnings, and Loss of Life Nearly 500 Human Lives Lost Though the consideration of the danger resulting from the overcrowding of steamboats has been forced upon the attention of the Department of Marine and Fisheries for a number of years, and means...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Dec. 9, 1882 Supplement 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Dec. 9, 1882 Supplement,   WRECK OF THE HENRY FOLGER Last week we noticed the narrow escape from wreck on Lake Erie of the schooner Henry Folger, with a cargo of coal for Brockville from Cleveland. She was caught in a gale and lost most of the canvas, jib-boom, top masts, and had the deck washed clean and bulwarks stove...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Oct. 27, 1883 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Oct. 27, 1883,   p.2 Troubles at Oswego We regret to hear of troubles at Oswego between the firm of E.W. Rathbun & Co., and the longshoremen. They originated from the refusal of the firm to pay 30 cents a thousand for discharing lumber, the men demanding that sum for unloading the Resolute as she carries over...
Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Nov. 17, 1883 
TextNewspapers  Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Nov. 17, 1883,   SEVERE STORMS Last Sunday was as fine a day as anyone could desire. The River was as smooth as glass, not a breath of wind stirring to ripple its surface; and the air was warm and balmy as in early Summer. But towards evening a change occurred; a North-west wind arose that increased in violence...
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