The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1860

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p.2 A Disappointment - Mr. D.D. Calvin offers his boats for use of temperance people to see Prince of Wales, laws prohibit.

Quebec, Aug. 23d - The str. Kingston returned in half an hour, having left all the provisions behind.

-The Oswego Times says the business of the lakes is daily improving, everything in the shape of grain-carrying craft is being called into requisition, and freights have gone up to twenty three cents on wheat from Chicago to Oswego. This improvement contrasts greatly with the business of a few weeks since, when the same freights were begging at five and six cents, about one-forth the present tariff. In view of this marked improvement the sailors at Chicago have struck and are also holding out for an advance. The indications ensure a tremendous fall business, and never were the prospects of the lake commerce, the canals, and of Owego more promising than this very day.

Last evening the Steamer Niagara, on her way down from Rochester to this port, when about eight or ten miles from Oswego, came in violent collision with an unknown vessel. Many of the passengers, not intending to land at this point, had retired for the night and being startled from their sleep by the sudden crash, for a time considerable excitement and confusion prevailed until the extent of the damage was ascertained. The bowsprit of the schooner first struck the paddle-box, and raking aft carried away three staterooms and a portion of the upper saloon; the damage was confined to the upper works, and the hull of the steamer was not injured in the least. Mr. John Adger, of Columbus, S.C., who occupied one of the staterooms penetrated by the schooner's bowsprit, was severely injured; both legs were broken above the knee joints. Immediately upon arriving in port Mr. Adger was conveyed to the Welland House, and professional aid procured. His injuries though painful are not considered dangerous, and he is carefully attended to by friends. Several other passengers experienced slight bruises, but none of a serious character. As to the cause of the accident we have no definite information. It is stated that the schooner was not noticed on board the steamer until too late to avert the collision. The night was cloudy and the schooner might not have been furnished with the required signal lights, or have properly displayed them. The injuries sustained by the Niagara did not prevent her from continuing the trip, and she departed for Ogdensburgh at the usual hour last evening. [Oswego Times, August 22nd]

Great Times For Vessel Owners - increased freight rates at Chicago. [Chicago Democrat]

p.3 Imports - 23,24.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1860