The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1866

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p.2 Sprung A Leak - The American schooner Raleigh, from Ogdensburgh, laden with stone for Toledo from the quarries opposite St. John's Island, passed up on Saturday evening, and was compelled to turn back with all possible despatch towards this port, having sprung a leak when some distance up the lake. She came down between eleven and twelve yesterday morning, and was run intentionally on the shoal opposite the Market Battery, east of the Shoal Tower, where she still lies. She lay in an upright position until about dark, a pump being kept going all day, but owing to her making water faster than the pump could eject it she went down by the stern and careened partly over on her side, in which position she lay this morning. Pumps have been going all day, and every endeavor is being made to right her. The diving apparatus is to be put in requisition to remove her load.

Return of the Heron - The gunboat Heron returned yesterday afternoon from her voyage of courtesy to Ogdensburgh with General Meade and his Staff, and proceeded up the Bay of Quinte. The Commandant, who left the steamer Bay of Quinte on her parting with the Heron, and went aboard the latter, as well as Adjutant French and other officers of the Royal Artillery who accompanied the American party, came back in the Heron.

Steamer Magnet - The steamer Magnet, which arrived here yesterday afternoon, and left again for Toronto at her usual hour in the evening, was compelled to return to port, owing to the high wind. She lay here all night, and passed upwards between nine and ten o'clock this morning.

-At Detroit, the great iron ferry-boat has been launched to ply at the railroad crossing. Her tonnage is 1,800 tons, and makes her the largest vessel now plying upon the lakes or rivers of the northwest. Upon the two tracks running the length of the steamer can be placed fourteen cars. For her use a slip is being constructed at the Michigan Central Depot Dock, and a similar one will be built at the Great Western.

-The propeller Congress, detained in Montreal for some 20 days past on suspicion of being intended to be used as a Fenian gunboat, was released on Tuesday by order of the Governor General, and immediately left for the upper lakes.

Imports - 15-17; Exports - 15.

(part) Sept. 15th - (part) barque British Lion, Chicago: 100 tons pig iron, C. Ashley.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1866