The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1870

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p.2 Steam Barge Burned - A despatch from Oswego states that the steam barge William Cowie, built in 1868, and valued at $20,000, took fire while lying at her dock at that place on Saturday last. Her upper works were destroyed, and her hull somewhat damaged. She cleared from Detroit in the beginning of the week with 12,000 bush wheat, and it is not yet known whether the cargo had been unloaded before the burning or not. The vessel was insured in the Detroit Fire and Marine Company.

Immense Shipments - On Thursday last the shipment of grain from Milwaukee amounted to the enormous quantity of 310,000 bushels, which is claimed to be the largest ever made from any port on the great lakes in one day.

The Schooner Kate Robinson - The steamer Hiram A. Calvin, with steam pumps on board, again proceeded this afternoon to the schooner Kate Robinson, aground at Point Frederick, to make another attempt to tow her off.

Ran Ashore - During the gale from the southwest on Saturday the schooner British Queen, laden with timber, ran ashore off the head of Wolfe Island. One of the government steamers was sent to her assistance, and she is expected to be taken off safely.

-The Oswego Times reports that while the schooner Guiding Star was being towed out of the harbour she came in collision with the schooner Jenny Lind, bound in with lumber from Kingston. The latter vessel had her jibboom and bowsprit carried away, and her bottom damaged so that she almost immediately sunk.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1870