The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The schr Heather Bell arrived last night from Toronto, and Wellington Square, with 8,200 bush wheat. The barge Thrush will leave for Montreal tonight with 19,100 bush wheat.

Swift & Co's wharf - The steamer St. Helen passed up, and the prop America down, this morning. The bark Thermutis for Liverpool, England, arrived here this morning laden with boat oars, staves and petroleum. She lightens 500 barrels of the latter here into the barge Montreal with the tug line this evening. The Thermutis will also leave this evening.

The bark Mary Jane, from Milwaukee to Prescott, and the bark Mary Merritt, from Rondeau to Ogdensburg, anchored here this morning waiting for the tug line to take charge of them this evening.

The M.T. Company's wharf - Five barges arrived this morning from Montreal with combined cargoes of 250 tons pig iron, 900 sacks salt, and 6 casks soda. The prop Avon left last night for Cleveland, light.

Glassford, Jones & Co's wharf - The schr. Trade Wind arrived this morning from Cleveland with 10,000 bush red wheat. The barge Rover will leave tonight for Montreal with 14,000 bush wheat.

Garden Island - The following is the report from Garden Island since our last: Arrived since yesterday noon - The brig H. Roney, from Toledo, with timber; schr. Denmark from Toledo, with timber; and the schr Greenwood, from Amherstburg, with staves. The schs Clyde and St. Lawrence, light, for Bear Creek, have cleared since noon yesterday. Messrs. Calvin & Breck's thirteenth raft, comprising twenty drams of oak and elm timber and staves, left this morning in tow of the steamer Wellington for Quebec.

Police Court - Another case of interest under the new steam boat inspection act came up before the court this morning. Captain Smith, of the steamer St. Helen, was charged with running the vessel without a properly qualified engineer. Michael Madden, formerly engineer of the St. Helen, who appears to have been the complainant was sworn and said -

I was engineer of the St. Helen, and I hold a second-class engineer's certificate. The St. Helen runs between Montreal and Trenton. When the vessel arrived here on Saturday last, I was detained as a witness in the Margaret Flanigan case, and when at the Court house I received a notice from Mr. McCuaig, who is part owner of the vessel, that my services as an engineer were no longer required. The assistant engineer took the boat up; he has a third class certificate. Baptiste Dow, who has a third class certificate, took the vessel down, and I believe, remained on board until her arrival at Montreal. There were other qualified men in Kingston when I was discharged, who could have been obtained to take charge of the vessel. I understand Captain Smith is part owner of the vessel. At this stage of the proceedings the case was adjourned until Saturday next, to admit of the presence of all parties connected with the matter being present.

ad - Regatta at Kingston - steamer Watertown will bring people from Clayton and Gananoque to watch.

p.3 ad - The Kingston Regatta - to be held on Aug. 19th - list of committee members, rules, races, prizes, etc.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1869