The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1864

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p.2 The Schooner Gem - This vessel, which was disabled off the Ducks last week, has been towed down, and now lies off Garden Island. She has still about 12,000 staves in her hold, the deck load having been swept completely away. Her upper rigging, too, is altogether gone. Capt. Rankin, from Buffalo, wrecker of the Mercantile Insurance Company of that place, is now here, and intends to make immediate preparations for raising the vessel.

A Strike - Between sixty and seventy of the employees "struck" and left their work at the Marine Railway on Monday morning, on being informed by their proprietor that a slight reduction was to be made in their wages, owing to the slackening of the work in the establishment. Two or three foremen and the apprentices are all that will remain of the "hands" until the matter is made up or new workmen engaged.

Canal Tolls - [Montreal Gazette]

Tomahawk Bay - now called Dead Man's Bay or Hamilton's Cove.

Loss of the Pride of America - The Pride of America, owned by Messrs. McMahon and O'Connor, and commanded by Capt. McGrath, struck yesterday afternoon outside of Milwaukie harbor, and was at last advices half full of water. She was loaded with wheat for Messrs. Norris & Neelon, of this town, and cleared, we believe, for Port Colborne. The cargo, of course, will be lost, but the vessel may be saved. She was built by Mr. Shickluna, of this town, and launched last year. The vessel and cargo were insured, the latter in the Home Co., N.Y. [St. Catherines Journal, April 28th]

p.3 Imports - 30th - Barge Ireland, Hamilton, 271,600 pipe and W.I. staves.

Str St. Helen, Montreal, General cargo.

May 1st - Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, General cargo.

Str Banshee, Toronto, do.

May 2nd - Schr Grey Eagle, Port Ontario, O.N. Bennett, 1 lot hay.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Str Ranger, Montreal, W. Malden, 35 boxes soap; J. Falconer, 2 bls canvas.

Scow Hannah, Gananoque.

Schr Hercules, Hamilton, 50,000 pipe and W.I. staves.

Sloop Greyhound, Trenton, 45,000 ft lumber.

Brig Christiana, Hamilton, 157 pcs oak timber.

Schr N.C. Ford, Port Dover, 18,550 pipe staves.

Schr Iris, Hamilton, 42,000 do.

Schr Alice Grover, Toronto, 15,500 do.

Schr Forest Queen, Hamilton.

Schr Harriet Ann, Brockville, 25,056 ft boards.

Str Champion, Montreal, pass and baggage.

Str Huron, Montreal.

Str Ottawa, Hamilton, 20 tubs lard, 11 cases bacon, 336 kgs mdze.

Str Magnet, Montreal, 4 bxs block tin.

Str Gazelle, Gananoque, pass and baggage.

Schr Jessie Conger, Hamilton, 27,000 pipe and W.I. staves.

Schr Minerva Cook, Hamilton, 104 pcs timber.

Barque Cambria, Hamilton, 214 pcs oak timber.

Clearances - 30th - Str Ranger, Montreal.

Str St. Helen, do, genl cargo.

Schr Marie, Montreal, 20 cords wood.

Str Gazelle, Gananoque, pass and baggage.

Sailboat Emerald, Milford, 1 bbl sugar, 1 chest tea, 1 box tobacco, 1 lot sundries.

Prop St. Lawrence, Toronto.

Schr Banshee, Toronto.

Sloop Greyhound, Napanee.

Schr Forest Queen, Toronto, 100 cords wood.

Str Champion, Hamilton, pass and baggage.

Str Huron, Toronto.

Str Ottawa, Montreal.

Prop Magnet, Hamilton, general cargo.

Schr Minerva Cook, Toronto.

Barque Cambria, Hamilton.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1864