The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1869

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p.2 The Fog - The harbor, river and a portion of the lake were last night enveloped in a dense fog. Many vessels considered it advisable to remain in port or to "lay to" on account of it, while many steamers and others which did proceed on their voyages, felt their way along with extreme caution. A fleet of about thirty vessels have been expected here from up lake for the last two days, and they have been the cause of many telegrams to merchants here, requiring information of their arrival. They have probably been delayed by this fog, in connection with adverse winds.

A Serious Accident - a boy fell off Grand Trunk wharf, "a fisherman by the name of Louis Hansen, who had been to take the daily supply of fish to the steamer Grecian" saw him and aided in rescue.

Schooner Ashore - The schooner Aetna, on her way down, went ashore on Thursday night at Simcoe Island, and her endeavours to get off were abortive until the Government tug Wellington arrived to her assistance this morning, and succeeded in getting her safely off and towing her to the M.T. Co's wharf.

A Large Raft - Last night another raft from the Rideau Canal for Messrs. Calvin & Breck, was towed to Garden Island by the Government tug Wellington. It was the largest of the season, composed of floats and binders, and was three quarters of a mile in length.

Shipping News - The schooner Aetna is unloading wheat at the elevator at M.T. Company's wharf. She will load pig iron at the same wharf for Chicago. The Undine having discharged a portion of her cargo composed of staves, at Garden Island, proceeded this morning to the M.T. Company's wharf to unload the remainder of her cargo, wheat. The government tug City of Hamilton left last night with the barges Powerful and Stadacona for Montreal from Glassford & Jones, having on board 37,000 bush of wheat and corn. The tug will take on two additional barges at Brockville for the same destination. The schooner Enterprise left for Port Dalhousie last evening, to load grain direct for Oswego. The propeller Acadia, Capt. Malcomson, arrived this afternoon at the M.T. Company's wharf with copper ore from the Wellington mines. She will lighten 100 tons here and proceed on to Montreal. Her pilot house was gone, and her foremast sprung, caused by collision with the schooner Chenango in the Welland Canal. A large number of persons were attracted to her decks by the working of a novel and very effective steam crane. The schs. Rapid and Annie Falconer left Garden Island this morning. The Dromedary steam barge passed up this morning to St. Catherines. She stopped here to coal. The steamer St. Helen passed up this afternoon.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 15th:

Down - Prop Buckeye, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, gen cargo; schr. John Wesley, Erie, Toronto, potatoes; prop Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburgh, gen cargo; Michigan, Cleveland, Ogdensburgh, gen cargo; schr. St. Peter, Bay City, Oswego, hops.

Up - Schr. D. Sharpe, Oswego, Pt. Ryerse, coal; schr. Groton, Oswego, Cleveland, light; bark J.C. Woodruff, Kingston, Bay City, light; schr. L.S. Hammond, Oswego, Chicago, railroad iron; Amaranth, Kingston, Pt. Dover, light; Ellen Teresa, Kingston, Pt. Ryerse, light; new tug Minnie Hall, St. Catherines, Wahbushine; prop Oswegatchie, Oswego, Chicago, gen cargo; schr. Phalrope, Oswego, Cleveland, light; Grant do.; E.P. Dorr, Oswego, Racine, light; Cossack, do., Cleveland, light; Paragon, Toronto, Morpeth, light; Mary Grover, Clayton, Pt. Stanley, light.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1869