The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1864

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p.2 The New Iron Steamer - The new iron steamer for the Bay of Quinte route has now put on a more finished outside appearance. The caulking has been got through with, and the painters are hard at work increasing her good looks. The attention of the workmen will now be exclusively devoted to the interior, a glance at which will show the labor and the means which are being used to give the vessel strength and durability.

The Schooner Rapid - The slow and difficult work of raising the cargo of stone from the hold of the sunken schooner Rapid is now nearly over, and was expected to be finished up today. Had not the chain of the pump broke when an attempt to raise the vessel was made over a week ago, she would have floated with very little difficulty. As many as twenty-six stones a day, and on one day thirty-six, have been taken out by the divers. There were over three hundred stones in all to be raised, many of them of great weight. No accident of any kind has occurred during the process, and the divers are as fresh at the close of the work as when they begun. The Rapid has been "righted," and a day or two will probably suffice to raise and prepare her for "active service."

Ocean Barques - The ocean barque Thermutis passed up this morning with a general sealed cargo for Toronto and the upper lake ports, and the barque Etowah of the same line is now in port, lightering 170 tons of ore, previous to her passage downwards. The Etowah has 412 tons of copper ore, and 10 tons of ash ores on board from the Wellington mines, and 350 cedar posts from Detroit. Sixteen hundred tons of ore will have been taken to England by this line this summer when the Etowah reaches home. The present is the last trip to be made by these vessels this season.

Imports - 22nd - Str Magnet, Montreal, G Robertson & Son, 2 cases thread.

Str Champion, Montreal, McNee & Waddell, 2 cases British goods.

Str Bay State, Rochester, S Donnelly, 1 bdl trees; J H Bush, 3 bxs trees; Clark & Co, 35 bbls, 9 bxs fruit; R Gaskin, 1 bx blocks; A O Hill, 19 bbls apples; D & S, 39 bbls fruit; J Lynch, 14 bbls fruit; B, 130 bbls fruit; J L Nye, 70 bbls fruit.

Schr W. Doran, Pultneyville, E H Todd, 225 bbls apples, 3 casks cider, 1 bbl quinces.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1864