Another shore dive in Kingston Ontario, this time off Howe Island in 30 feet of Water. N44 14 44 W76 18 23 She is also known as the red brick wreck.
On Friday night the sloop CORA POST was coming up the river with 15,000 brick. There were no lights on board. The LOUISE struck her when she went down in a few minutes. Her crew had barely time to get on the steamer. The POST and cargo were not insured. Loss $3,000.
August 20, 1891
Kingston Ont. Sept. 24 – The steamer PRINCESS LOUISE, implicated in the sinking of the schooner CORA POST recently, is still under seizure. Action will be taken against the St Lawrence River Steamboat Company for the value of the POST. Capt. Rathwell owns her but she was chartered by the steamboat company.
The Marine Review
September 24, 1891
A dispatch from Clayton, N.Y., says: The steamer PRINCESS LOUISE, with a load of excursionists on board, while running late Friday night between Gananoque and Kingston, collided with the two masted schooner CORA POST, near St. John’s Island. A big hole was made in the schooner and she quickly filled and sank. Her crew with considerable difficulty succeeded in boarding the PRINCESS LOUISE, which was not materially damaged, The excursionists were
badly frightened and it was with the greatest difficulty that the officers of the steamer prevented a panic. It is stated that the schooner did not carry any lights at the time of the collision. No one was injured. Apparently no blame can be attached to the officers of the steamer.
August 18, 1891