The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 10, 1867


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p.2 Propeller St. Lawrence - The propeller St. Lawrence, which had to be beached at Farren's Point on Friday last, reached here this morning. The fortunate way in which the captain had beached her, seeing the extreme danger she was in, lifted her bow considerably out of water and above a large portion of the leak. This enabled them effectually to keep the water under with the pumps, and to discharge a portion of the cargo. The breakage was then temporarily repaired, and the propeller worked her way up to this harbor, keeping the pumps still at work, and is now discharging about two hundred tons of pig iron, and nearly a hundred and fifty tons of merchandise. She will require a new stem, and will be put on the Marine Railway tomorrow for repairs. The cause of the accident was that the engine had got off the centre and would not reverse in time to prevent the propeller from coming in contact with the solid masonry of the lock. She was on her way upwards.

death of Benjamin Chaffey -at Brockville; "he also within the last few years built several propellers and other lake craft at Brockville, thus giving employment to a large number of persons." [Brockville Monitor]

p.3 Arrivals - 9,10; Departures - 9,10.


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Date of Original:
July 10, 1867
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KN.25148
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 10, 1867