The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1866

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p.2 Schooner Grounded And Got Off - Messrs. Calvin & Breck's schooner M.L. Breck, laden with nearly 19,000 bushels of barley, consigned from Toronto to the Bank of British North America in this city, went aground yesterday on the shoal near Snake Island, owing to the shallowness of the water, which is said to have fallen nearly three feet in consequence of the prevailing north winds. A tug was sent to the schooner's assistance, and having tugged her off, it was found that there was a slight leak. An elevator was at once sent for and the vessel lightened. She was towed down here this morning by the tug Wellington, the men having worked all night. Fortunately there was a dead calm nearly the whole of this time. About two thirds of the cargo have been got out in good condition, and it is expected that between four and five hundred bushels more will be saved very slightly damaged, so that the loss on the whole will be comparitively trifling. The cargo was insured in the Aetna Insurance Company. Sale of Damaged Grain - 6000 bushels of grain, part of damaged cargo of sch. M.L. Breck sold by auction for 14 1/2 cents per bushel.

Yacht Race - A private yacht race between the John A. Macdonald and fthe Belle has been talked of for several weeks, and was to have come off today, but the weather did not permit. Tomorrow morning at ten has been fixed for the hour of starting; the course to be up to Nine Mile Point via Portsmouth and return, twice around.

Imports - 15,16. (page damaged)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1866