The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1869

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p.2 A Gallant Rescue - Garden Island, July 23d - Yesterday when the government tug William was coming up the river with a tow of barges, when passing Brockville a sail boat with four men in it came out from there and asked for a tow. The captain told them to hitch on to one of the barges, and in endeavouring to do so, the sail boat was capsized and the men thrown out. Captain Sughrue at once launched the steamer's lifeboat and after considerable trouble succeeded in rescuing the men from a watery grave.

Shipping News - James H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The tug William, with the barges Lark and Hector, from Montreal, with pig iron, arrived this morning.

Montreal T. Co's wharf - The sch D. Freeman, from Hamilton, with 10,700 bush wheat, arrived this morning. The sch A. Allan, light, sailed for Cobourg this morning. The sch Nevada, with 18,000 bush wheat from Chicago, arrived this afternoon.

Garden Island - The eleventh raft of Messrs. Calvin & Breck, comprising twenty-two drams of oak, elm and walnut timber and staves, for Quebec, left this morning in tow of the steamer Wellington. The barks Clyde and Wellington, with oak and elm timber from Bear Creek and Lake Huron, arrived this morning.

Swift & Co's wharf - The sch Gazelle arrived from Oswego last evening with gen cargo. She leaves tonight for Rudd's quarry to load stone for Hamilton. The steamer Huron passed down at midnight. The prop Indian passed up yesterday afternoon. The steamer Norseman arrived this morning from Oswego with the members of the Press Association.

The sch Wave Crest passed the port this morning from Toledo to Clayton with staves.

The business of clearing away the shattered timbers of the broken barge and the broken gates at Jones's Falls was being pushed forward with every expedition. The damaged barge Mineral had been taken off, and hands were waiting the arrival of the raft of timber for the new gates which was expected to arrive today. It is expected, however, that with the utmost diligence over four weeks will elapse before the gates will be ready to ship.

The steamer City of Ottawa remains here pending the repairs at the Jones's Falls locks to entertain whatever transient business might turn up. It will be seen by the advertisement in another column that she has been engaged to convey a picnic party to the delightful locality of Jones's Falls on Wednesday next.

p.3 Regatta Notice - meeting to be held to plan upcoming regatta.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1869