The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1869

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p.2 Sailboat Accident - man crossing from Garden Island in small sailboat upsets, rescued.

Shipping News - The schooners Louisa and St. Lawrence with timber from Toledo, and the Magdala from Port Stanley with staves, arrived at Garden Island this morning. The propeller Brantford passed up last night, and the steamer St. Helen passed down this morning. The steamer Passport on her voyage down this morning was detained at Swift's wharf for five hours on account of the prevailing fog. The tug Mary Ann from Merrickville arrived at Swift's wharf with two barges laden with lumber. The schooner Sweepstakes from Chicago with 11,880 bush of wheat, the schooner Lillie Parsons with 16,800 bush wheat, the Mont Blanc with 16,400 bush, the M.T. Merrick with 16,300, and the Arabia with 18,500 bush, from Milwaukie, arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf this morning. The schooner Dashing Wave from Milwaukie with 16,300 bush wheat, and the schooners James Platt with 20,550 bush of wheat, and the Prince Alfred with 16,000 bush of wheat, from Chicago, arrived at Glassford & Jones' wharf this morning. The schooner Dauntless arrived at Garden Island this afternoon with staves, from Lake Erie. The tug Ellsworth, from Newboro, with two barges cord wood, arrived at Swift's wharf this afternoon. She returns tonight with three barges with gen cargo. The schooner Wm. J. Preston arrived at J.H. Henderson's wharf this afternoon with 8,000 bushels of wheat from Milwaukie. The schooner Rival arrived and came to anchor off the same wharf this afternoon. Several vessels were in the offing at 4 o'clock.

The steamer Rochester grounded while nearing the wharf at Belleville last night, caused by the intense darkness and the absence of an accustomed light. The steamer Bay of Quinte took her place this afternoon. The Rochester will resume her trips on Monday as usual.

The following is generally credited here today:

Picton, June 4th - Last evening as Mr. Peter Huff was about five miles from Point Peter, in Lake Ontario, setting gill nets, he came across the schooner Lady Moulton in a sinking condition, and she went down in 25 feet of water. In a few minutes after Mr. Huff got off one gaff-topsail and the yard, and brought them ashore. There was no person on board. He could not tell whether the vessel was loaded or not. Mr. Robert Clapp, Insurance and salvage agent for the Board of Underwriters, will look after the wreck. Parties interested can address him at Picton.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1869