The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1869

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p.2 The Collision Off Long Point - The schooner Lady Moulton was run into by the bark Sir E. Head on the night of Sunday last during the prevailing fog, and almost immediately after sunk. The following is the statement of Capt. Keith of the Lady Moulton: "We left Alexandria Bay, New York, on Saturday morning at about eight o'clock, bound for Clearville, Ont., with no cargo on board. We passed Kingston about 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, the wind being southwest, light, a dense fog setting in about seven o'clock. We were steering west 1/2 south, and our lights were trimmed, and we kept our fog horns blowing, when suddenly, and before we had any time to avoid the collision we were run into by the bark Sir E. Head. We did not see her owing to the fog until almost the instant of the collision. There were several vessels and propellers in the vicinity at the time, each one blowing its fog horn. As soon as we did discover our position we made every effort to avoid the collision by attempting to 'come into stays,' but it was too late, the Sir E. Head struck us stem on amidships. Her jibboom ran through our foresail, tearing it across. The crews of both vessels at once undertook to clear them, and while this effort was being made I discovered that the Lady Moulton had five feet of water in her hold, and was filling fast. Seeing the vessel was sinking our entire crew got on board the Sir E. Head." The bark Sir E. Head with the crew of the Lady Moulton arrived here about five o'clock last evening.

Shipping News - The bark Waterwitch, sch. Son and Heir, and brigantine New York, sailed from Garden Island yesterday afternoon for up lake, and the schooner New Dominion of Quebec, from Hamilton with staves, arrived this morning at the same port. The propeller Indian passed up last night, and the propeller Colonist passed down this morning. The bark Sir E. Head arrived at the M.T Company's wharf last evening from Milwaukee with 15,000 bushels of wheat, which she discharged in the barge Oak Leaf. She goes over to the Marine Railway tonight to repair damages of collision, and tomorrow will load pig iron for Chicago. The schooner Tranchemontagne is discharging at the same wharf into the barge Convoy. The schooner George Finney arrived at Glassford & Jone's wharf this afternoon from Milwaukee with 18,000 bushels of wheat. The steamer Huron passed up this afternoon. The steambarge Robert Anglin arrived at Swift's wharf today with cordwood. The schooner Hibernia arrived this morning at J.H. Henderson's wharf from Port Darling with 6,500 bushels of peas, and the barges Tiger, Lark, Linnet and Sparrow left the same wharf today with 700 tons of pig iron for Chicago and Milwaukee. The schooner Czar from Milwaukee with 17,800 bushels of grain for J.H. Henderson was entering this port at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

Charters - The bark Pride of America, wheat for Buffalo from Racine, 10 1/2 cents.

Messrs. Swift & Co. report charter of the schooner Son and Heir for Cleveland from Cobourg, iron ore $1.20 American currency, f.o.b.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, June 1st :-

Down - Schrs. Kate Kelly, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; Cortes, do; Montblanc, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat; Annadale (sic - Annandale) Penetanguishene, Oswego, lumber; DeWolf, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; M.F. Merrick, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat; Carrington, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Dashing Wave, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat; Louisa, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Prince Alfred, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Barque Arabia, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat; Schr. Elvina, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; Barque Bessie Barwick, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Schr. Dauntless, Tyrconnell, Kingston, staves; Brig H. Roney, Toledo, Kingston, timber. Schrs. Maize, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; L.B. Crocker, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Kearsage, do; Garibaldi, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; A.W. Lackey, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; Barque St. Lawrence, Wallaceburg, Kingston, timber; Props Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen cargo; Lawrence, do.

Up - Schr. Rutherford, Kingston, Bear Creek, light; Barque Etowah, Liverpool, Cleveland, gen cargo; Prop Cleveland, Oswego, Toledo, gen cargo; Brig Rio Grande, Oswego, Detroit, water lime; Schrs. Jane McLeod, St. Catherines, Milwaukie, light; Enterprise, Thorold, Port Dover, light; Queen of the Lakes, Ogdensburgh, Penetanguishene, light; Brig Saxon, Ogdensburgh, Cleveland, iron ore; Wind southwest. Heavy fog on the lake.

Grain For Kingston - There are at present about a million and a half bushels of wheat afloat for Kingston from Chicago and Milwaukee. The receipt of grain during the present season bids fair to equal the large influx of 1862, at which period the forwarders were unable to meet the unusual calls upon them for transhipment, and great inconvenience and delay, and a perfect jam of vessels in port was the result. As forwarders at the present time have received ample warning to prepare, it is presumed that nothing of the kind will take place the present season.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1869