The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1864

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p.2 The schooner Gem has been raised and towed into Garden Island, where she will be raised and relieved of her load, and brought over to the Marine Railway for repairs. The extent of her injury will then be ascertained.

The Steamers - The lake and river steamers are gradually taking their places in the line. The Magnet went down on Tuesday, and the Passport arrived yesterday from Montreal on her first trip. A very short time must elapse, however, before the boats will make their regular trips, arriving and departing daily from the various ports.

An Improvement - The approaches to that part of the city leading from Anderson & Ford's wharf are being laid with fine wave-worn gravel from the Amherst Island shores. Passengers from the steamers, who erst had to wallow ankle-deep in mud from this wharf into the city, will now be enabled to reach Ontario Street dry-shod in the most unseasonable weather. Our American cousins, who land exclusively at this wharf, will bless their "stars" for the improvement.

-On Saturday last, navigation was resumed on the Rideau Canal, the water being let in on that day. The movements of the steamboats for the ensuing week will be as follows: Queen of the Isles and two barges start today for Kingston; and the John Stewart, for Montreal, full loaded. The steamer Era is expected up tomorrow, with lumber barges in tow, to load for Burlington, U.S. The England has been running since last Monday, between Grenville and Ottawa. The passenger steamer Kingston will arrive here on Thursday, after which she will run regularly between here and the city of Kingston twice a week. [Ottawa Citizen]

p. 3 Imports - 4th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed freight)

Scow Mary, Brewer's Mills, 42,000 ft sawed lumber.

Scow Mary Ann, Brewer's Mills, 58,000 ft sawed lumber.

Scow Sarah Ann, Rideau Canal, 28 cords wood.

Scow Sarah Jane, Fredericksburg, 25 cords wood.

Sch Admiral, Toronto, 14,510 pipe staves.

Scow Caesar, Kinson, Rideau Canal, 30 cords wood.

Str Osprey, Montreal, 14 pkgs nails, 26 pkgs glass, 24 pkgs sundries, 50 bars iron.

Scow Breeze, Crosby, R.C., 25 cords wood.

Clearances - 4th - Str Osprey, Montreal, furniture, passengers and baggage.

Scow Sarah Jane, Fredericksburg.

Sloop Challenge, Trenton.

Sch Mail, Milford.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1864