The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1867

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p.2 Schooner Minnehaha Disabled - The Schooner Minnehaha, bound upwards with a cargo of stone, was turned into port last evening. She was disabled in the storm of Sunday morning, when about eight miles above Nine Mile Point, her masts and jibboom being carried away; the foremast only partially, while her mainmast was broken into four pieces. Her jib and foresail were also carried away, the remainder of her sails receiving very trifling damage. Fortunately no accidents occurred to any of the crew, notwithstanding that the vessel was so very much disabled. She will lay over here for repairs and refit.

Buffalo Harbor - A private letter to Capt. Gaskin from Buffalo represents the quantity of ice in front of that harbor as seriously interfereing with the commerce of the port. The writer says that "large numbers of vessels are in the ice at Buffalo, that will not get in for ten days to come, and there are four or five that have been sunk and drifted on the rocks, and several of them have lost anchors, while some of the crews are starving. The ice is very heavy, being grounded in from eight to ten fathoms water. The ice extends as far west as Dunkirk, and it will not be clear here before June, unless we have heavy northeast gales."

Port of Kingston - Arrivals - 6,7; Departures - 6.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1867