The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1858

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p.2 The Bark R.H. Rae, owned by Messrs. Rae, Brothers, of Hamilton, which brought down from Chicago on the 28th April, 16,634 bushels of wheat for Messrs. E. Berry & Co. of this city, left Scobell's Wharf, in ballast, on Saturday evening on her return trip to Chicago. She was launched at Hamilton last autumn, and lay up at Chicago all winter. While lying at the wharf she attracted considerable attention, from her immense size and beautiful rig. She is commanded by Captain _____, who is as proud of her as if she was a young blooming wife. This splendid vessel is 344 tons burthen, carries three masts, and is provided with (Robinson of Boston ?) patent steering wheel, worked by screws attached to the rudder stock, which makes the work of steering easy and steady. She has also a patent windlass, which, manned by two men, can accomplish more work in a given time, than twelve men could do by the old handspike process. All her chain scuppers are provided with checks, and even the runlets for the ropes attached to the deck are likewise provided with them, giving security against accidents by sudden motions of the vessel, etc. In addition, the fore-top-mast is furnished with Lieut. Cunningham's (of the Navy) patent reefer, by which the sail can be expeditiously furled on the topsail-yard by means of a light chain and a rope, without a man leaving the deck. A model of the invention, on a small scale, was exhibited on the deck, and the process of working it explained by the captain or some other person to inquisitive visitors. The cabin is below the deck (which latter is flush) and comfortably accommodates all the officers of the ship. We expect to see this fine craft again in the harbour, when our fellow citizens will have an opportunity of judging for themselves of her qualities. She was sixteen days making her voyage to this city, seven of which she passed in the Welland Canal.

p.3 Lost Overboard - Henry Earles, a sailor shipped at Milwaukee on the schooner Sirius, was lost overboard off Rondeau, Lake Erie, on the passage down, and immediately after the arrival of the Sirius in our harbor, Saturday afternoon, the flags of the shipping were put at half mast as a mark of respect to his memory. [Oswego Times]

The propeller Troy is reported ashore on Round Island, in the Straits. She can be got off by throwing 2,000 bushels oats overboard.

The Chief of Justice Marshall is at work on the bark Great West and schooner Kyle Spangler, ashore since last fall at Sleeping Bear. There is a fair probability of getting them off. [ib]

The first load of new goods from New York this spring was brought in yesterday by the propeller Kentucky of the Old Oswego Line. [Chicago Tribune, 23d]

Toronto Harbor - On Wednesday last, a schooner passed out of the harbor through Ashbridge's Bay. The breach near Mr. Quin's hotel is fast enlarging and will soon be in a position to enable vessels to pass through. So far this is desirable; but unless some strenuous effort is made - and that early - a breach that will render our fine harbor useless will be the result. [Toronto Leader]

Imports - May 1st; Exports - 30.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1858