The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1867


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p.2 Launch - The Anna Minnis (sic - Annie Minnie ?), another of the vessels built at Portsmouth by Fraser and George for Captain Taylor, was launched on Tuesday morning. A good many persons were present, and the launch was a very successful one, the vessel sliding handsomely off the ways.

Movement of Troops - on Grecian and Kingston.

p.3 Three Barges Swept Outside Of Cornwall Canal - An accident occurred at the Dickinson's Landing on Monday, which is likely to fall heavily upon the Insurance Companies. It may be known that the current sweeps out from the shore and past the Canal abutment with such force as to compel steamers having barges in tow to "snub" at the Wharf and allow their tows to swing round and so drop into the Canal.

As the mail tug Advance was attempting this on Monday, the tow line broke, allowing three barges to be carried away. These, as a matter of course, struck upon the shoals and now lie wrecked with their heavy cargoes of wheat, either at the head or below the Long Sault Rapids. It has been impossible to ascertain their exact position, or the amount of damage suffered from the telegrams so far received, but the difficulty of reaching them and the swift current makes it certain that the loss will be heavy. The following are the particulars, so far as we have been able to learn of the Owners, Consignees, Insurances, and quantity of grain imperilled. The Utility, Chaffey and Co., about 15,000 bushels, owner unknown; the Argo, Glassford and Jones, and the Leo, same owners, freighted together with about 21,000 bushels consigned to Grant, Hall and Co., and James McDougall. The total insurance amounts to about $70,000, American currency, and is held by Western Companies, either at Milwaukie or Chicago. [Montreal News]

Arrivals - 10,11; Departures - 10,11.

Regatta - meeting to be held to organize regatta for Fair Week.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 11, 1867
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KN.25193
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), Sept. 11, 1867