The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - Garden Island - The twelfth raft of Messrs. Calvin & Breck left yesterday afternoon for Quebec, comprising twenty-two drams of oak, elm, and walnut timber and staves.

J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The bark Pride of America, from Milwaukee, with 19,500 bush wheat, arrived last evening, and discharged during the night. The barges Swan and Lily, light, from Montreal, arrived this morning in tow of the steamer City of Hamilton. The schr Rising Star, light, left for Oswego last night.

Swift & Co's wharf - The steam barge Hemlock, with lumber, from Brewer's Mills, arrived this morning. The steamer City of Ottawa left this morning for Collinsby with a party of excursionists.

The sch Jenny P. Mac arrived here yesterday afternoon in a crippled condition. She was bound up lake from Oswego, and when off that port on Monday night she encountered a heavy squall which carried away her masts.

Chicago Harbor Regulations - The engineer in charge of the survey at Chicago says in the Tribune:- "Call the attention of vessel, steamer and tug captains to the fact that, by authority of the Engineer department at Washington, a survey of the entrance to Chicago is being made, and, to prosecute the survey with accuracy and success, numerous buoys are required to be placed abreast of the harbour in order that correct soundings may be obtained. A little care on the part of vessel and tug captains, to avoid running down any of the buoys, would save me a great deal of trouble and facilitate the prosecution of my work. It is proposed to take minute soundings from the elevator at slip No. 2, to a depth of 24 feet in the lake, to enable the making of estimates for the extension of the South river parallel to the addition built last year by the United States, and to build slips corresponding to those on the North Side, for which plans and estimates will be submitted to the department on or before the meeting of Congress. The orders for making this survey are issued from the United States Engineer's office, Milwaukee, Colonel J.B. Wheeler, Superintendent. It is also contemplated to erect a beacon light at the east end of the North Pier, to guide vessels into the harbour, the work to begin next week. The light is to be of the sixth order, costing $2,500.

p.3 For Immediate Sale - a very handy little schooner of about 9 tons - a perfect sea boat, with roomy cabin, new last August.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1869