The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1866

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p.2 Morrisburgh, May 10th - On the 9th inst., at 5 p.m., the propeller Colonist became unmanageable, ran out of the proper channel, and would not answer her wheel. Four men were at the wheel at one time. She had 9,000 bushels of wheat, and 295 barrels of flour on board. The wheat was consigned to Jackson Rae, Montreal, but subject to the order of C.J. Kershaw & Co., Milwaukee; the flour to Janes, Oliver & Co., Montreal, shipped by McLaren & Warren, Milwaukee. The tug William is coming down from Kingston tonight to take her off.

-We notice the steamship Merritt is loading a full cargo for Halifax. She will leave on Saturday, and has been put on by her owners and agents, Messrs. George Chaffey and Bros., to run regularly in that trade. The Merritt is a good substantial boat; double cylinder engine, low pressure. She has been to London, and made a fair trip home across the Atlantic. She will probably make the trip to Halifax in 5 to 7 days. She is 997 tons; her cargo consists of wheat, peas, corn, flour and general merchandise, amongst which is a good deal of manufactured tobacco, wooden ware and Yankee notions; she took the equivalent of 480 bbls. of flour at Toronto, and is loading the balance of her capacity, about 300 barrels more, at this port. The rate of freight to Halifax by the Merritt is 50 cents per barrel for flour, and 40 cents per 100 lbs. general freight. [Montreal Gazette]

Imports - 10,11; Exports - 10,11.

p.3 ad - Kingston and Wolfe Island Ferry - gives schedule. May 10th

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1866