The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1860

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p.2 The New Canal Policy - Gov't proposes to drop canal tolls and lighthouse dues.

-schooners G.W. Holt, St. Albans, Twin Brothers, Twin Sisters, West Wind and Fashion to carry lumber from Chicago to Boston.

Police Court - account of melee between police and sailors on str. Colonist.

Marine Intelligence

The schooner Caroline E. Bailey, while coming into St. Clair River, came into collision with the Grand Trunk barges which were engaged at the time in relaying the cables for the ferry boat Huron. They were dragged quite a distance from their moorings, but were finally replaced again. The vessel lost more or less of her head gear. Other vessels, we learn, met with similar accidents. [Detroit Advertiser, 12th]

The schooner Advance, bound down from this port with a cargo of lumber, run aground between the two lights on Wednesday afternoon. She lay there until Thursday afternoon, when the tug Red Eric pulled her off. Thursday evening the brig Globe, bound up, ran on the head of Fighting Island. She was liberated on the following morning by the Red Eric, and passed here today. [ib]

Captain Dyer, of the barque Pacific, reports passing the schooner Denmark, below Twin Rivers, on Friday morning last. The captain of the Denmark hailed the Pacific and reported having been struck by lightning during the heavy squall the evening previous, seriously damaging both his foretop-mast and fore-sail. [Chicago Press, 10th]

The barque Shepard came into the river yesterday morning minus her jib-boom. [Buffalo Commercial 10th]

Frederick Haines, master, and William Porter, mate, of the schooner Mt. Vernon, were arrested yesterday upon the complaint of Christian Anderson, John Myers, Joseph Beecher, and Joseph Merrill, sailors on board of said vessel, charging them with beating and wounding the said Christian Anderson on the lake. The accused had a hearing before U.S. Commissioner Hoyne. The Mt. Vernon sailed from Sheboygan with a cargo of cedar posts for Chicago. When off the port of Racine, on the 27th of April, the mate ordered Anderson to go aloft to arrange some raitlins (sic -ratlines ?). Anderson refused to obey the order, because it was not his watch. The mate replied with an oath that he should obey, and assaulted him with his fists. Anderson did not return the blows. The captain hearing the noise, came up from below, and seeing the mate pitching into Anderson, seized a handspike and dealt the sailor a blow with it. Anderson was confined to his bed in consequence of the blow for several days, and is still unable to do duty. Captain Haines was required to give bail in the sum of $500, and the mate in $800, to answer upon an indictment. [Chicago Journal 10th]

p.3 Imports - 14,15.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1860