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

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p.2 Shipping News - Garden Island - The bark Prince of Wales, from Toledo, with timber, the bark J.C. Woodruff with timber from Lake Erie, the schr China with timber from Bear Creek, the bark Canada from Saugeen with timber, the barque Bessie Barwick from Detroit with timber, the barque Clyde from Saugeen with timber, and the schr Greenwood from Lake Erie with staves, arrived since our last report. The barks Prince of Wales and J.C. Woodruff, and schr China, sailed today from above for Welland Canal. The brigantince Sir Charles Napier, from Toledo, with lumber, arrived yesterday, and the schooner M.L. Breck today with timber from the same port.

Glassford, Jones & Co's wharf - The barge Teviot, with 10,400 bushels wheat, left on Saturday, but was detained at St. John's Island by the fog.

Swift & Co's wharf - The propeller America passed up, and the steamer Osprey touched on her way down yesterday, and the propeller Brantford passed up yesterday morning. The steam barge R. Anglin, with wood from the Rideau Canal, arrived yesterday. The steamer Rochester with over 600 excursionists for Oswego, left this morning. The schooner E.B. Gannet arrived on Saturday from Oswego with potatoes, and left the same night to return, with a cargo of lumber.

J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The schr Mary, from Kincardine, with 14,500 bushels of wheat, arrived yesterday morning. The steamer City of Hamilton arrived this morning, having in tow the barges Tiger and Star, with 175 tons scrap iron for Cleveland, and the barges Lark and Tweed, light, from Montreal.

Chaffey Bros. - The steam barge Rose, with the barges Shamrock and Thistle in tow, arrived this morning from the Chaffey Mines, with 400 tons iron ore. Their cargoes are being shipped on board the brig Orkney Lass, for Chicago.

Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The steam barge Hemlock, from Brewer's Mills, with wood, arrived on Saturday. She leaves again this evening.

The M.T. Company's wharf - The schr New Dominion, from Chicago, with 13,000 bushels of wheat, arrived yesterday. The tug Glide with four barges, arrived this morning. The Oneida left for Montreal on Saturday night with 15,000 bushels wheat.

The arrival of the schooner Arctic, light, from Clayton, is reported at the Custom House. The dense fog of Saturday night detained the steamer Abyssinian for several hours. The schooner John Weedon grounded on the Snake Island shoal yesterday morning on her way out. The steamer Wellington went to her assistance in the afternoon, and got her off without damage, and she proceeded on her trip.

The propeller Acadia passed up yesterday afternoon without touching. The tug Perry from Toronto to Ottawa, coaled here this morning.

Mariners are continually complaining of the diminutive state of the buoys at the Snake Island shoal. They are scarcely discernible in rough weather.

The Ship Yard - Mr. William Power, of Montreal, has leased the ship yard in Ontario Street for a number of years, and assumes possession today, and from Mr. Power's well-known character for enterprize and energy in this particular department of business, we have no doubt that fresh life will be infused into the concern, and a large business will be the result. We understand that it is the intention, as soon as the business of stock-taking and the usual introductory labours are completed, to lay the keel of a vessel, upon which a full yard can be kept fully employed pending the absence of repairs work on the marine railway, and as the proprietor informs us it is the intention to carry on the business with vigour, and at the lowest possible rates of charges, we have little fear but that the stagnation which for some time attached to the yard has passed away, and a flourishing business will soon have usurped its place.

-The captain of the propeller Prairie State reports passing a barque sunk, with her topmasts out of water, between Fairport and Ashtabula, supposed to be the barque Garryowen, of Toronto, loaded with coal from Cleveland to Toronto. It is reported that all hands were saved.

p.3 Excursion - on str. Pierrepont to Gananoque.

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