The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1864

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p.2 Propeller Her Majesty - Between 3 and 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, during a stiff breeze, the propeller Her Majesty, coming down light, tried to make Bowen's wharf, but failed. She then tried to back in, but made so little progress that the attempt was abandoned, and after drifting about at the mercy of the wind for some time, they let go the anchor, the breeze still blowing pretty fresh. Soon, however, a new difficulty occurred - the vessel was dragging her anchor, and so fast was she drifting that had not the cable parted she must have gone ashore off Point Frederick. As it was she was in extreme danger, and after again vainly attempting to return had to signal for help, when the tug William went to her assistance and towed her into Kinghorn's wharf. The cause of her being so unmanageable was attributed to one of the fans of her wheel being broken, and which she had come down to have replaced; but an old salt who had watched the fruitless efforts to reach the port during fully an anxious hour and a half, laid the blame more on the unskilful handling of the vessel than to the fact of her being crippled.

-The mail steamer Grecian on Saturday evening on her upward trip fell in with the propeller Perseverance, disabled, and turned back to tow her to Kingston harbor. The Perseverance is a new vessel belonging to the Welland Railway Company, and was on her first trip. This is the third propeller that came to grief on Saturday.

p.3 Imports - 27th - Str Grecian, Montreal, W Ferguson, 3 bales, 2 cases British goods; Macnee & Waddell, 10 cases, 1 bale British goods.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, John Gilbert, 1 case books.

Str Osprey, Toronto, genl cargo.

Str Passport, Montreal, do.

Str Her Majesty, Port Dalhousie.

28th - Str Ontario, Lewiston, G Robertson & Son, 10 bxs starch, 1 bbl vinegar; D Flynn, 9 bbls apples; L Quimby, 20 bbls apples; P O C, 6 bbls apples; D Flynn, 12 crates peaches.

Str Champion, Montreal, Macnee & Waddell, 5 cases, 2 bales British goods; W R McRae & Co, 10 chests tea, 35 doz brooms, 5 crates bottles, 10 casks wine, 2 bdls pails, 5 cases matches.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, J C & Co, 2,500 dry hides.

29th - Barque R. Gaskin, Toledo, Glassford, Jones & Co., 16,000 bus wheat.

Str East, Chicago, G Chaffey & Bros, 14,800 bus wheat, 21 bbls grease, 200 bbls pork.

Str Ottawa, Montreal, 25 kegs carb soda, 2 tins paint, M Miller; 50 bxs soap, R Hendry, and eight barges in tow.

Schr Burlington, Toronto, 15,000 staves, Calvin & Breck.

Schr Resolute, Toronto, 6000 staves, do.

Schr Minerva Cook, Toronto, 111 pieces oak timber, do.

Str Mink, Bedford Mills, with six barges in tow.

Prop Perseverance, Port Dalhousie, 22,000 bus wheat, Commercial Bank.

Schr Sir Edmund Head, Port Dalhousie, 16,300 bus wheat, E Berry & Co.

Clearances - 27th - Str Grecian, Hamilton, General cargo.

28th - Str Champion, do, do.

Str Osprey, Montreal.

Str Passport, do.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1864