The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1870

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The barque Mary Jane, with a cargo of 20,000 bushels of corn, consigned from Chicago to the Montreal Transportation Company, arrived in the harbour today. The captain reports the vessel to have encountered very heavy weather on the 9th instant on Lake Michigan, which compelled the crew to shift cargo, thereby damaging a large quantity of grain.

The wreck of the old steamer Henry Gildersleeve, sunk for many years on the south west side of Garden Island, has been raised by Messrs. Calvin & Breck, and the engines and boilers taken out and deposited at the Marine Railway.

The propeller Georgian, bound up, while rounding the Martello tower this morning, grounded on the shoal, upon which she remained hard and fast for nearly an hour.

The old steamer Cataract, now called the Columbian, has just been sold by the Canadian Steam Navigation Company to the Welland Canal Company. On Wednesday she was towed from the Genessee, where she has been lying for most of the year past, to Port Dalhousie, to be there overhauled and converted into a freight craft.

The steam barge Empire, of Detroit, bound for Buffalo, with a cargo of lumber and shingles sprung a leak off Port Rowan on Thursday. The captain ran her ashore, and about half an hour after striking she went to pieces, the crew, fourteen in number, having a very narrow escape.

Operations for raising the hull of the propeller L. Shickluna, at Port Colborne, are in progress, with every prospect of success.

The schooner Frank Wilcox left Cleveland last Monday week with a cargo of stone, consigned to Buffalo, since which time she has not been heard of. It is feared that she went down in the gale on Tuesday, as, according to sailing time between the two ports, she would have been in Buffalo in about thirty six hours. Hopes are entertained that she will yet report in good order at her port of destination.

The barque Mary Jane, laden with corn, and the schooner Portland with a cargo of wheat, both consigned from Chicago to Kingston, passed through the Welland Canal on Wednesday; and the schooners Nigle (sic - Aigle ?) de Mer and Eliza Quinlan, sailed from Oswego to this port, light, on Thursday.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1870