The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1868

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p.2 Gale On Lake Ontario - A telegram was received this morning from the Captain of the steaner Magnet at Toronto, stating that that vessel had started last night from Toronto, but was obliged to put back owing to a violent gale which was then raging on the lake. The harbour here was quite calm and undisturbed. The Magnet will leave here tonight at 9 o'clock for Montreal.

Marine - The schooner Defiance, lately from the shipyard, is found to leak so badly near her centre-board that she will be compelled to haul on to the Marine Railway again to repair. The schooners Aigle de Mer and Dominion are loading wood for Toronto at Swift's wharf, to be followed by the schooner Annie Craig and brig New York.

Fish Law - The season for taking salmon terminated yesterday, and that for whitefish expires on the 19th instant. Dealers are allowed eleven days to dispose of their fish, after the expiration of the time prescribed by law. The fishermen generally consider the law, as it now exists, a great burden, being instituted without proper regard to the habits of the fish intended to be protected.

Thorold, Nov. 4th - As the scow Hope, of St. Catherines, was coming down the canal near Marlatt's Bridge, above Thorold, this morning, one of the hands, named Patrick Purcell, fell overboard and was drowned before those on board could render assistance.

At about 8 a.m., while the schooner Ford was in the Allanburgh Lock, and the water within a foot of being out, the propeller Lawrence, from a misunderstanding between the Captain and the Engineer, ran into the upper gates, carrying them away, forcing the schooner Ford through the lower gates, carrying them away; and the schooner was thrust in a smashed state into the next level, where she lies sunk, touching one side of the canal with her stern and the other side with her bows. The propeller hangs on the sill of the Lock. At the same time the guard lock was prevented from closing by a log drifting between the gates. The water in the long level was lowered 18 inches before the log could be got out and the gates closed. The Canal Superintendent expects to have repairs finished by Monday.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1868