The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - Garden Island - The sch Rutherford left on Saturday, and the sch China this morning, both for above the Welland Canal. The sch M.L. Breck, with timber, and the barks Fanny Campbell and Bessie Berwick, with timber, from Toledo, and the brigantine Lafayette Cook, from Bay City, with a similar cargo, arrived since our last report.

Glassford, Jones & Co's wharf - The sch Cossack, from Chicago, with 17,800 bush wheat, and the sch. F.D. Barker, from Milwaukee, with 17,200 bush wheat, arrived this morning. The sch Wave Crest, light, from Clayton, arrived this morning. The barge Cato and Monica, with 450 tons iron ore, from Port Henry, arrived last night.

James H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The barges Lyre, with 400 tons of pig iron, and the Yarrow, with 125 tons of coal, from Montreal, arrived this morning in tow of the steamer Wellington.

Swift & Co's wharf - The sloop Greyhound arrived last night from Oswego with coal, a part of which she discharged here, and the balance she proceeded with to Brockville this morning. The props America, Bristol and Colonist passed down yesterday. The last lightened 2,000 bush wheat here, and took on board the Ottawa freight. The steam barge R. Anglin arrived yesterday from the Rideau with 100 cords hardwood. The steamer Osprey passed down this morning. The prop East arrived from Chicago yesterday with 14,100 bush wheat, 100 bbls flour and 13 bales broom corn. She is loading pig iron for Chicago. The sch Theodore Perry, from Chicago, with 15,300 bush wheat, and the Hercules, from Hamilton, with 14,000 bush wheat, arrived yesterday. On Saturday the prop Acadia, from the Bruce Mines, arrived, and lightened 350 casks copper ore. The tug Glide will leave tonight with five barges, containing 70,000 bush wheat, and the copper ore lightened from the Acadia.

The sch New Dominion, from Toronto to Oswego, put in here this morning through stress of weather.

Inquest Connected With The Late Accident at Jones' Falls

The adjourned inquest upon the death of the man who was injured at the late accident at Jones's Falls was resumed today (Monday) before Dr. Barker, coroner. The coroner said as Dr. Sullivan was not yet present, he would examine the pilot of the City of Ottawa, Joseph Reed, at the inquiry would be chiefly directed to the condition of the locks, which would determine whether the death was occasioned by culpable negligence.

Joseph Reed was sworn - I am the pilot of the steamer City of Ottawa. I am aware of the accident at Jones's Falls. I did not consider the gates of the locks safe; they were very old. I am well acquainted with the gates. I have been acquainted with them for many years. I am in the habit of passing through them twice a week. For the last two years I considered the gates to have been in a very bad state. It was annoying to us (steamers) in passing through from the leak in the gates breaking upon our decks. I am not aware of any remonstrance having been made to the government upon the subject.

John Burrowes was sworn - I am captain of the steamer City of Ottawa; I have known the lock-gates at Jones's Falls for the last three months, but I am not in a position to give an opinion upon their condition, as in passing through them it was usually at night and during the pilot's watch, who had charge of the boat.

To a juror - I have heard remarks about the gates, but nothing from reliable persons, the timbers of the gates after the accident showed that they were well made. I passed through the gates the morning of the day of the accident, and I noticed nothing defective or particular in the gates. The water was rather high, but that could not affect the gates, and had nothing to do with the accident. I am not aware that the gates had been condemned. (to be continued)

Body Found - in Pike's Bay, Wolfe Island, a man lost from a Cape Vincent fishing boat 9 months ago.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1869