The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1864

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p.2 Collision, And Accident To the Steamer Empress - The steamer Empress left here last evening to go upon the route between Rochester and Cobourg, and at about half-past two o'clock this morning, when half way between "The Ducks" and "Long Point," she met theBanshee coming down, and was run into by the latter, crashing in her larboard side and bulwarks abaft the wheelhouse, and even extending upwards to the saloon berths, several of which were partially broken. The Empress exhibits a gap of over fifteen feet today, and workmen are employed in repairing her. The stem of the Banshee was so much injured that she will have to go into the dry-dock at Montreal for repairs.

Drowned - man taking yacht to French Creek for repairs.

The Excursion to the Saguenay - The promised excursion to the Saguenay by the steamer Empress has proved a failure, the postponement having prevented many from going who were prepared to go at the time the excursion was first advertised to start. The Empress is now in this port, having been replaced on the route between Toronto and Lewiston by the new steamer City of Toronto. It is not yet known what other route the Empress will be put on, but that between Lewiston and Cobourg is spoken of.

-The George Moffatt proceeded to St. Catherines, where she discharged her cargo, and went into the docks for repair. The damage does not amount to more than $2,000, and it is expected that the repairs will be made in ten days.

p.3 Imports - 5th - Str Champion, Montreal, general cargo.

Str Bytown, Ottawa.

Tug Mink, Bedford Mills, with 5 barges, 208,037 lumber, 200 tons iron ore.

Str St. Helen, Montreal, general cargo.

Str Banshee, Toronto, do.

Barge Quebec, Montreal, 10 bbls sugar, W McRae, 10 bbls do, J Harty.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

6th - Str Cataract, Lewiston, D Flynn, 6 bbls apples; F Haycock, 9 bbls smoked meat, 1 box hams, 3 tcs lard; W H Benton, 1 crate peaches.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, D C Burnett, 1 lot ice.

Schr Commodore Foot, Milwaukie, Glassford & Jones, 12,500 bush wheat.

Str Colonist, Montreal, James Falconer, 8 coils rope; E Stacey, 1 case books.

Clearances - 5th - Schr B.F. Davy, Mill Point.

Str Champion, Hamilton, general cargo.

6th - Barge Crosby, Montreal, 9,388 bush corn, 1,721 bush wheat, 8 hhds hoops, Chaffey & Bros.

Barge Westport, Montreal, 12,800 bush wheat, Chaffey & Bros.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, general cargo.

Str Banshee, Montreal, general cargo.

Str Ottawa, do.

Str St. Helen, Trenton, general cargo.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1864