The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - Swift & Co's wharf - The schr Pearl arrived yesterday afternoon from Oswego with a general cargo, and sailed again last night with a cargo of lumber for the same port. The steamer St. Helen passed down last night. The prop Dominion passed down this morning.

James H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The barge Lion arrived from Montreal yesterday afternoon with 50 tons of pig iron for Chicago. She departs again tonight in tow of the tug William with 14,000 bush wheat for Montreal. The sch Trade Wind sailed this morning for Cobourg to load iron ore for Cleveland.

Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The sch Gazelle with 100,000 ft lumber, sailed for Oswego last evening.

Glassford, Jones & Co's wharf - The barges T.C. Lee and Waterloo arrived last evening from Port Henry with 351 tons iron ore.

The sch Flying Scud and barge John T. Abbey are repairing at the shipyard. A report is prevalent that the latter will change owners today.

Harbour Notices - Mr. Smyth, harbour master, has been supplying a want long felt in placing up new notices of the harbour regulations. One is placed at the shipyard wharf, and another at the wharf of the M.T. Company. Mr. Smyth is also using exertions in consequence of numerous requests of captains of vessels, to prevail upon the corporation to illumine the clock upon the city buildings, which was formerly found so serviceable as a beacon.

The following vessels for Kingston passed Detroit on Saturday: the bark Clyde, Prince of Wales, and British Lion, the schs Wave Crest and Corsair.

The sch Harriet is reported on her beam ends three miles below Bar Point, Lake Erie. Tugs were rendering her assistance. She struck a stick of timber, which pierced her bow and passed through her deck. The sch Grey Eagle, which went ashore on Whitefish Point, is reported to be in such a bad state that the captain thinks he will only save her outfit. The vessel is owned by Ferdinand Vogel, Capt. Johnson and Thos. Carroll, of Milwaukee. She was built in Buffalo, in 1857, by Messrs. Bidwell & Banta; measured 380 tons burden; rated B-1, and was insured for $40,000 in the Republic Insurance Company.

Iron Ore - The Marquette Journal says the product of the Lake Superior mine for the month of June was a little over 13,000 tons - the largest figures reached in any one month. Two hundred and eight cars were loaded with iron ore at that mine in one day, averaging eight tons each.

The brig Lafayette Cook, which went ashore on the Charity Shoals, has been got off and passed Detroit on Sunday last on her way down, all right.

The break in the locks is expected to entail a long and serious delay in the navigation of the Rideau route from Ottawa of about seven weeks. The steamer City of Ottawa is at present lying at Kinghorn's wharf waiting instructions from the directors of the company, who will, it is expected, hold a meeting at Montreal today. It is anticipated that the vessel will entertain such transient business as she can procure here until the repair of the locks.

City Council - Alderman stated that he had been requested by mariners and captains of vessels to light up the dials of the city clock which were immediately facing the water, as a safe guide for them in a dark night. He said he would have given the order, but thought it prudent to lay the matter before the council before taking any further notice of it. The matter was left for the Mayor to decide.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1869