The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - There is a lull in the shipping business of the port at present. The Bruno brought last night the first consignment of the new wheat crop from Toledo; the description of grain is that known as the red winter wheat.

Glassford, Jones & Co's wharf - The sch Anandale sailed for Cleveland this morning with 300 tons iron ore.

The M.T. Company's wharf - The prop Bruno arrived last night from Toledo with 14,837 bush wheat.

J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The sch Guiding Star arrived this morning from Milwaukee with 17,300 bush wheat. The barges Lark and Lion arrived last night from Montreal. The barges Swan and Forth will leave tonight for Montreal with combined cargoes of 30,063 bush wheat. The Victoria and Volunteer, light, sailed last night for up lake, and the Guiding Star will sail tonight.

Swift & Co's wharf - The props America and St. Lawrence passed up last night. The steam barge Hemlock, with 100,000 ft lumber for Oswego arrived this morning from Brewer's Mills.

The Loss of the Laura E. Calvin - Information has been received here today of the loss of the bark Laura E. Calvin, off Broderick's Point, Lake Ontario. The vessel is valued at $12,000, and is insured for $9,000 in the Etna Insurance Company.

-editorial about competition between railroads and canals in N.Y. state - railroads are winning; compared to Canadian situation.

St. Catherines, Aug. 6th - Yesterday morning about half past seven the schooner L.E. Calvin, bound up with ballast sprung a leak ten miles from shore opposite Broderick Point, south side of Lake Ontario. All hands saved. L.E. Calvin belonged to Dawson and Bro., Wolfe Island.

Gananoque, Aug. 5th - member of excursion party carried overboard by boom of scow Gull near Hickory Island and drowned.

City Hall Clock, Kingston - Mariners will be glad to learn that in consequence of an order issued by the Mayor, the City Hall clock was lighted last night, and is intended to be lit on the southern and eastern faces throughout the season of navigation. It is represented that in consequence of the great elevation of the dome of the City Hall, this light can be seen on the lake by steamers making the port, fully half an hour before the lights at Nine Mile Point and Snake Island Lighthouses became visible, and that as a beacon the illuminated city clock is of the utmost value, for the reason that it is never obscured by the low lying fog which gathers on the water in the early morning, and which is particularly perplexing to the pilots of vessels. We have heard most enthusiastic praises passed by seafaring men in favor of the illuminated clock, and we think that as its value is undoubted the government might well place it in the category of lighthouses, and pay a portion at least of the cost of illumination.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1869