The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1864

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p.2 A Calm - The storm "went down" last night, and today almost a dead calm prevails, nature evidently requiring rest after the madcap frolic of the past two days and nights. The steamers have come and gone as usual, and we hear of no complaints of marine accidents beyond the shivering of a sail or jib. The vessels seem to have had timely warning of the storm, and to have sought shelter until the great "blow" was over. The Globe's special telegram says: The schooners Caroline and Ploughboy went ashore yesterday at South Bay Point. The Caroline is loaded with lumber from Belleville for Oswego. She is hard on. The Ploughboy is light and will be got off without damage. On the upper lakes the A.J. Rich and Uncle Tom are ashore at Kincardine. All hands saved. The latter lost her boat, foresail, and 30,000 feet of lumber. The Belle Walbridge of Toledo, loaded with wheat from Toledo to Buffalo, is ashore at Point Abino, and is expected to be got off without much trouble.

-The Propeller Ranger put out from Salmon Bay last night, but not considering it safe to proceed on her way downwards, was putting back again when she struck a rock, causing a leakage. She was towed in here this afternoon by the Tug Rescue, and is unloading her cargo previous to going on the Marine Railway.

-The Rideau Canal steamer City of Ottawa, which has been so unfortunate this past summer, was towed into the harbor today by the tug Aid. She remains here this winter, when a new engine will be put in her by Messrs. Davidson & Doran; the engine at present in use being an old one.

Launch of the Oriental - Calvin & Breck's large schooner, the Oriental, was launched this afternoon between one and two o'clock from Garden Island. The Oriental was towed over to the city by one of Calvin & Breck's tugs, passing up and down the harbor, a large display of flags gaily flying from every part of the vessel where it was possible to stick a foot of bunting. This schooner is of a very handsome model, and her appearance in the water is very fine. She is 144 feet over all, 26 feet beam, with 12 feet 4 inches depth of hold. Her tonnage is set down at 450, carpenter's measurement.

Police Court - man charged with assault on woman in cabin of barge.

p.3 Imports - 11th - Str Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Str Grecian, Montreal, General cargo.

12th - Str Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Scow Ringleader, Cape Vincent, L S Hammond, 320 boxes cheese.

Prop Perseverance, St. Catherines, 1 bureau, 1 trunk, and 1 bbl, A T West.

Barque Plymouth, Saugeen, 10,000 cubic feet lumber.

Barque Niagara, Chatham, 11,500 ft oak timber, Calvin & Breck.

Prop Avon, Montreal, General cargo.

Str Magnet, Hamilton, do.

Str America, St. Catherines, Pass and baggage.

Clearances - 12th - Barque J.S. Austin, Port Ryerse, 10 toise stone.

Prop Perseverance, St. Catherines.

Str Avon, Hamilton.

Str Magnet, Montreal, General cargo.

Str Grecian, Hamilton, do.

Prop America, Montreal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1864