The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1864

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p.2 It is the intention of Captain Harbottle, the owner of the schooner Rapid, to have the vessel towed to Hamilton as soon as she leaves the ways of the Marine Railway. The only injury done to the Rapid was the staving of a hole through her planking about a foot square, just above one of her timbers.

City Council - Communications - From the Chairman of the Committee of Cataraqui Ward, on the subject of the old barges at the foot of Ontario Street, near the Tete du Pont Barracks, and asking the Council to protect the property, which is being broken up and removed.

Alderman Macaraw moved, seconded by Alderman Dillon, that Alderman Allen has acted in this matter to the best interests of the city, and that the Mayor and Alderman Allen take such steps as shall prevent their removal or any part of them.

Alderman Allen explained that the city had gone to a good deal of expense in advertising these old barges, and finding no owners for them they had legally become the property of the city. It was the duty of the Council to protect them; they were as much the property of the Council as the City Buildings themselves. He asked for the fiat of the Council in the matter.

His Worship said that the barges were of great use to the many wood boats coming into that part of the city, and he thought the Council should protect them, they being city property.

Alderman McCammon was in favor of the Council permitting the poor to cut up the barges and carry them away, as he considered them the property of the poor of the city, and totally unfit for a foundation for a wharf or breakwater.

Alderman Cunningham said that the barges were very useful now as a breakwater, and prevented the filling in from being washed away. The city should protect its property, no matter of what nature.

The motion was carried.

p.3 The schooner Carrier Dove, laden with 165 tons of coal, foundered on Monday morning at 2 o'clock, 12 miles out from Long Pt., and was abandoned by the crew, who went ashore in the yawl. All hands saved.

Imports - 14th - Str Bytown, Ottawa, genl cargo.

Tug Forest, Montreal, barge in tow.

Barge Tube, do, 55 floors, 256 futtocks, and 101 knees, E Berry & Co.

Str St. Helen, Trenton, gen cargo.

Barge Ireland, Quebec, 500 tons coal, 70 futtocks.

Tug Wales, Montreal, with barges Scotland and Intrepid in tow.

Barge Intrepid, Montreal, 789 pcs puddle iron, and 10,132 iron ore (sic).

15th - Barge Reciprocity, Brewer's Mills, 40 cds wood.

Sloop Greyhound, Marysburgh, 10 1/2 tons hay, Calvin & Breck.

Str Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr Grey Eagle, Port Ontario, O N Bennett, 26 tons hay; W H Gill, 50 bbls apples.

Clearances - 14th - Prop Brantford, Hamilton.

Schr Mary Eleanor, Montreal, 78 cords wood, 50 tons sandstone.

Str St. Helen, Montreal, gen cargo.

Tug Wales, Quebec, with barge in tow.

Schr Clyde, Belleville.

Sloop Greyhound, Marysburgh.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, gen cargo.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1864