The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1869

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p.1 The Oswego Commercial Advertiser of last Wednesday affords a possible clue to the names of those lost in the schooner Echo, which was picked up in the lake last Thursday by the Norseman, as follows: - On Monday several fishing boats went out from Port Ontario to take up their nets. One of them, in which were two men named Francis Kilkins and Samuel Hibbard, has never been heard from since. It is supposed the men were lost. They were not experienced in managing a sail boat, and the lake was rough and a gale blowing. Both men resided at Port Ontario, and both left families.

Stolen - cook on board schooner Emelie stole clothes and left vessel.

Shipping News - Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The following vessels have arrived since our last report:- Tugs Swan and Frances; barge Bedford with 120 cords wood and 100,000 shingles; barge Montreal, with 87,000 feet basswood lumber; barge Try, with 1,110 railway ties, and 70,000 feet pine timber; barge Perseverance with 72,000 feet pine lumber; barge Quebec, 80 cords wood; barge Ontario, 80 cords wood; barge Delta, 75 cords cedar bolts; barge Loborough, 70 cords cedar bolts.

The schr Ocean Wave left last evening for Oswego with 8,000 feet lumber; the schr Richardson is loading 130,000 feet lumber, and will leave this afternoon for the same destination; schr Flying Scud leaves today for Oswego; the tug Elswood passed down the canal yesterday with full tow, and the steamer Swan with four barges today.

Garden Island - Vessels arrived since yesterday - Schr. St. Andrew, Saugeen, timber.

The Regatta - The long contemplated race took place today. The wind was light and there was not much public interest exhibited. The following boats started, and at the fire of the gun took the following positions: 1 - the Restless; 2 - the Vanguard. The Mosquito and Surprise followed with little in favor of either, and the Rivet brought up the rear. This position was maintained until rounding the buoy, when the Vanguard closed with the Restless, and after passing forged ahead easily. The result will be determined at seven o'clock this evening, and full particulars of the race will be given tomorrow evening.

The Steamer Grecian - On Tuesday the sunken steamer Grecian was moved by the efforts of the divers, and upon being fairly raised sagged slowly down for nearly a mile, when she struck heavily upon a shoal off Round Island, and again sunk, where she now lies without any further hopes. The lifting of the wreck from the steamboat channel was attended with great difficulty, and the obstacles encountered and overcome were such as to entitle Mr. John Donelly and all engaged to great credit. Mr. Donelly is now engaged in getting out the iron beams and boilers of the vessel, with a view to abandoning the wreck. The steamboat channel is now perfectly unobstructed.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1869