The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1869

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p.2 The Steamer Grecian - The government steamer Hiram Calvin arrived at Garden Island last evening from the wreck of the Grecian. She reports that most of the cargo and baggage had been recovered, while John Donelly, with the divers, had been left to recover the remainder. It is yet uncertain whether an attempt will be made to raise the vessel or not. The opinion of Mr. Merritt, of New York, a well known wrecker, after making an examination of the wreck at the instance of the American insurance companies, is that the cost of raising the vessel would be more than the worth of the salvage. However, should an attempt be determined upon, instructions will be sent to Messrs. Calvin & Breck to that effect in the course of a few days, and they will again despatch steamers to the site of the accident.

Shipping News - The schooner Belle from Belleville, with 6,600 bushels of wheat and peas, arrived last night at J.H. Henderson's wharf, unloaded, and returned this morning to Belleville. The barge Lion, from the Bay of Quinte, arrived at the same wharf last night with 12,300 bushels of wheat. She proceeded on to Montreal in tow of the steamer William. The barge Robin, laden with 19,100 bushels of wheat and peas for Montreal, lies at Henderson's wharf, waiting for a tug. The schooner Flying Scud, in tow of the steamer City of Hamilton, arrived this morning at Swift's wharf from Maitland, light. The schooner Wave Crest is loading lumber for Oswego at Swift's wharf. The propeller East on her passage up arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf last night with a general cargo, which she discharged, and after reloading with a similar cargo, will continue her trip. The M.T. Company despatched for Montreal the barge Quebec, with 12,200 bushels of wheat, and the barge Newborough, with 13,000 bushels of wheat, in tow of the tug Lion. The schooner Gazelle is loading rye for Oswego at Kinghorn's wharf; she is engaged to take potatoes thence to Toronto. The brigantine New York, with staves from Detroit, and the schooner three Friends from Port Dover with staves, arrived at Garden Island last night.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 25th:

Down - Prop Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen cargo; schrs. Trenton, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; H.S. Walbridge, Toledo, Oswego, do.; T. Nott, Milwaukie, Oswego, do.; W.S. Walker, Milwaukie, Oswego, do.; brig Lewis, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. Paragon, Rondeau, Toronto, lumber.

Up - Schrs. G. Foot, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Sweet Home, Cobourg, Erie, iron ore; Chenango, Oswego, Chicago, salt; bark Prince of Wales, Kingston, Toledo, light; schr. Two Brothers, Cobourg, Erie, iron ore; prop Prairie State, Oswego, Toledo, gen cargo; Akron, Oswego, Toledo, do.; schr. Kate Hinchman, Kingston, Chicago, light; bark Gen. Burnside, Clayton, Detroit, light; schrs. L.B. Cricker, Kingston, Detroit, light; H.P. Murray, Cobourg, Erie, iron ore; G.D. Norris, Oswego, Chicago, salt; sloop Iron Rail, Kingston, Windsor, furniture; schr. Thornton, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; bark Cecilia, Clayton, Windsor, light; schrs. Kate Bully, Kingston, Moratown, light; A. Minnes, Toronto, Port Dover, light.

Charters - Folger Bros. report the charter of the following:- Lifeguard, Oswego, Detroit, railroad iron, $1; White Oak, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore, $1; Orkney Lass, Kingston, Cleveland, do., $1.12 1/2; Tom Martin, Cape Vincent, Buffalo, do., $1.50, all f.o.b.and American currency.

Troops by the Steamer Spartan -

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1869