The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1870

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The arrival of vessels in the harbour since Monday have been few, but quite sufficient to keep the forwarders - some till after midnight - very busily engaged in loading, unloading and despatching cargoes.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schr Westside, from Milwaukee, with 18,300 bush wheat, arrived yesterday. The barque Alexander and Cambria are now loading pig iron for Chicago, the former 100, and the latter 300 tons; and the tug Glide left last evening for Montreal with three barges in tow, carrying a combined cargo of 40,000 bush wheat and general merchandise.

Gurney and Glidden's wharf - The schrs Dutchman, 56,000 feet lumber; Industry, 36,000 feet do, for Oswego, and steam barge Kitty Friel, 85,000 feet do for Cape Vincent, left yesterday. The schr Wave Crest loads cordwood for Toronto, and the schr George J. Whitney, 350 tons pig iron for Cleveland. The schr Cora sailed yesterday for Oswego with 32,000 bush barley, and the schr Richardson leaves this evening for the same place with 9,000 bushels do.

James Swift & Co's wharf - The regular steamers touched here, both upwards and downwards, and a schooner is now discharging a cargo of coal, consigned to James Swift & Co. from Oswego.

J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The prop Enterprise arrived here yesterday morning from Port Dalhousie with a cargo of 20,000 bushels of wheat. She unloaded and cleared last evening for the Welland Canal, light. The prop East touched last night and lightened 12,000 barrels of flour before proceeding to Montreal, and the schooner Mary Jane sailed for Cleveland, laden with iron ore. Three barges with a combined cargo of 50,000 bushels of wheat and 800 barrels of flour for Montreal.

Police Court - Frances Gormerly, a sailor, was drunk last night, and rescued by the police in a street row on one of the wharves. He appeared to have been badly beaten and the police were sent in search of those who had maltreated him. In the meantime Gormley (sic) was detained. The police have received instructions to be on the alert for drunken sailors, who annually disturb the peace of the city about this season of the year. This was the only case before the court.

Schooner Anne Henry Lost - The schooner Henry, belonging to Messrs. Sheperd and Henry, of Erie, Ontario, was lost off Racine on Tuesday evening. She left Chicago on Sunday evening, the 2nd inst., for Hamilton, with 350 tons pig iron, and was caught in a gale, N.N.W., just above Point Sable, which carried away the foresail and jib. She run into Racine, got new sails and started on Tuesday afternoon on her voyage, but had not been under weigh over three quarters of an hour, when she sprung a leak, and the water gaining on her, despite the efforts of the crew at the pumps, she was abandoned and sunk in very deep water, and considering that her cargo is iron, little hopes are entertained of her recovery. The captain and crew of the sunken vessel were picked up by the schooner George Steele, and taken to Chicago. The Anne Henry cost $24,800, and was insured for $18,750.

First Trip - The steam barge Water Lily, which was lying at the Kingston Foundry wharf for sometime past, receiving her engine and boiler, will leave for the Rideau Canal this evening on her first trip.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1870