The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - The schooner Czar, light, sailed for Oswego last night. The schooner White Squall, from Milwaukee, arrived at J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf this morning with 14,200 bushels of wheat. Her cargo leaves tonight for Montreal in the barge Tiger. The propeller Dominion, from Kincardine for Montreal with wheat, lightened 4,000 bushels this morning at the same wharf. The schooner Flying Scud left Gurney and Glidden's this morning for Oswego, with 75,000 heading and 109,000 shingles. The propeller Georgian passed down this morning. The schooner T. Downey, from Oswego, arrived this morning at J. Carruthers & Co's wharf, with a cargo of sugar in hhds, Carolina rice, prunes, and boxes of scaled herrings, a portion of which she discharged at the wharf, and proceeded to deliver the balance in the Bay of Quinte. The barge Forth, from Quebec, discharged Liverpool salt at the same wharf. The sixth raft of the season arrived last night at Garden Island in tow of the City of Hamilton, comprising 25 drams. The schooner Bay Queen, from Port Dover, arrived last night at Garden Island with staves, and the Hercules steamer proceeded up lake for a tow of rafts. The New Dominion, of Quebec, leaves the same port for up lake today. The propeller St. Lawrence passed up this morning, and the Magnet this afternoon. The City of Ottawa from Ottawa arrived this afternoon, and after discharging and reloading took her departure for her return.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, June 3rd:

Up - Schrs. Denmark, Kingston, Bay City, light; Paragon, Toronto, Bear Creek, light; Star of Hope, Oswego, Erie, light; Light Guard, Oswego, Detroit, railroad iron. Props Oswegatchie, Oswego, Chicago, general cargo; Dromedary, Cobourg, Buffalo, iron ore; Nashua, Oswego, Chicago, gen cargo.

Down - Prop Young America, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn, flour.

Lake Ontario Fisheries - The complaints of the lake fishermen continue, and they assert that the grievances of which they complained a few weeks since remained unremedied. From information we received today from a gentleman whose position gives him ample opportunities for observation, we learn that the complaints of these men are really justified by the existence of the wrongs of which they complain. He states that the Canadian boats fishing in our waters are a very small proportion compared with Americans, that their trespass is of daily occurrence, and that the amount of netting set by Canadians compared with that of Americans is as one rod of the former to one hundred of the latter, and that notwithstanding they are not officially interrupted. The headquarters of these American fishermen is Cape Vincent, at which place today whitefish and salmon trout, taken unlawfully in our waters, are so plentiful that they can be purchased at a much cheaper rate than with us, and sometimes they become a complete drug in the market. Our fishermen insist that their complaints to the inspecting officer have not been attended to, but that they have been put off by evasions or with promises of attention at some future day which, however, have never yet been redeemed. Another cause of complaint with some of the men is the lax administration of the law restricting fishermen to setting nets in the waters only for which they are licensed, and by which a good deal of ill feeling has been engendered among the class, and considerable injustice suffered. That our waters are almost daily trespassed upon by Americans who evade our laws, fish when and where they please, and enrich themselves at our expense,and by others who fail to observe the fishery license law, there can be no doubt whatever, and ample proofs can be very easily adduced, therefore the sooner the matter is remedied the better.

Captain Missing - Captain Charles Blackburn, a well-known vessel master for many years on the lakes, and for some time master and owner of the brig Roscius though latterly of the schooner Mary Collins, has suddenly and unaccountably disappeared from his vessel, and it is believed has met with foul play. He resided at Chicago, and left his home some three weeks since to go on board his vessel, which left for Buffalo, but it has since been ascertained that he did not depart with his vessel, at that time, and no tidings have been received as to his whereabouts. The most of Captain B's friends reside at Port Burwell, where he was a former resident.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1869