The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1865

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p.2 Accident To The Steamer Passport - The steamer Passport broke her shaft on her upward trip towards this city yesterday. The accident occurred about ten miles above Brockville. The break is in that part of the shaft lying in the "journal," and there seems, from appearances, to have been an old flaw in that part of the shaft. The shaft has done good service for eighteen years. The tug steamer Hercules went down to the Passport's assistance, and brought her into the harbor at 2 o'clock this morning. The Passport has part of a battery of artillery on board, en route to London, consisting of 50 men, 30 horses, and two breach-loading Armstrong guns. This accident to the Passport is the more to be deplored seeing that the line was already deficient of a steamer, while waiting for the completion of the Spartan. The Passport may be detained two or three weeks for repairs.

Repairs To the Steamer Passport - The steamer Magnet will bring up tomorrow from Montreal a new shaft for the steamer Passport; all the other necessary repairs will be done as soon as possible at the Kingston Foundry.

-The steamer Kingston, arrived this afternoon, takes up to Hamilton, on route for London, 41 men, 31 horses, 2 guns, etc., Lieutenant Clangton in command, being a further part of Battery #4, Royal Artillery. The remainder of the battery will pass up tomorrow on the steamer Graecian.

The Weather - ...The strong northerly wind which blew broke up a raft of knees, etc., near the Cataraqui Bridge, coming to the city for E. Berry & Co. A few pieces were picked up by the boat from the shoal tower, manned by men of the Royal Artillery, but a large number drifted towards the Wolfe Island shore, and up the lake, and will be lost.

p.3 Imports - 17,18; Exports - no date.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1865