The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1868

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p.2 Marine - The steamer Bay of Quinte completed her trips yesterday, and will winter at Carruther's wharf. The schooner Two Brothers, with railroad iron from Oswego to Toledo, put back yesterday, and will remain for the winter at Portsmouth Bay. The brig Baltimore lies up at Glassford & Jones' wharf. The three barges, England, Ireland, and Scotland, belonging to the M.T. Company, left today for the Bay of Quinte, where they will winter, in order to be at their loading place early next spring. The barques London and Lafette (sic - Lafayette ?) winter at Garden Island. The sloop Greyhound is laid up at Picton.

In the shipyard the barque Arabia is still on the ways, but it is expected her repairs will be completed by the end of the present week. The schooner Jessie Drummond and propeller Bruno are awaiting their turns at the Marine Railway. The yard will be kept on work during the winter, an arrangement having been entered into with Messrs. Chaffey Bros. to build for them two scows and one steam barge.

This evening Messrs. Calvin & Breck dispatched per railroad their rotary steam pump and hawsers under the charge of Mr. John Donilly (sic - Donnelly) to Georgian Bay, for the purpose of raising the Frances Smith, sunk there. The City of Boston, one of the propellers of the M.T. Company, a day or two since collided with the propeller Milwaukie, and sunk in the Straits of Mackinac.

Owen Sound, Nov. 30th - Early on the morning of Wednesday last, while the steamer Frances Smith was on her way from this port to Byng Inlet, during a fog, she ran on the rocks, about fourteen miles from the latter place. There were on deck at the time, besides the captain and officers, two coast pilots. On finding the boat could not be got off without assistance the captain despatched the purser, two pilots, and some of the crew to Killarney, in order to intercept the Algoma, when, after a fruitless exertion of over 35 hours, they were obliged to return to the steamer. Owing to the heavy sea the Bonnie was now sent for to Byng Inlet, and cargo, etc., taken from the disabled vessel and landed at its destination. The captain and crew were then taken on board the Bonnie and arrived here on Sunday morning soon after daylight. With the assistance of a steam tug and pump, it is thought, she might be got off this season.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1868