The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1868

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p.2 Went Ashore - The schooners Sweepstakes and Monterey, laden with wheat from Chicago, got aground last night on the shoal off Point Frederick. The latter vessel was lightened of a portion of her cargo by one of the Montreal Transportation Company's elevators this morning, and now, in company with the first, is discharging her cargo at the Atlantic wharf. The schooners Antelope and Lucky are also discharging grain at the same wharf, the first from Toledo, the last from Chicago. During the darkness of last night the sch. George Foot, grain laden from Chicago to Maitland, grounded on the shoal off Snake Island, the spot occupied for some days past by the schooner Defiance. Messrs. Calvin & Breck's powerful tug William, under the management of Mr. James Donnelly, went to her relief, and after some hours work, succeeded in effecting her release. The water in Lake Ontario being unusually low at the present time the danger of the shoal off Snake Island is much increased.

Owen Sound, Oct. 17th - ...The schooner Maple Leaf ran in here with loss of jib-boom and three of her crew injured. The steamer Frances Smith is at present in port waiting till the storm is over.

p.4 The last of the four new propellers built at Milwaukee for the Northern Transportation Co., is completed, and will be ready for Ogdensburgh on Saturday next. She is named the Lawrence, cost $50,000, burthen 400 tons, and measurement up to the capacity of the Welland Canal.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1868