The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1870

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The schooner Morning Star, with 18,000 bushels of barley, from Black Rock to Oswego, sprung a leak on Monday, where nearly halfway across the lake. She was kept afloat by constant pumping, and returned to Smith Bay, thence she was sent to Kingston to discharge the cargo, which is partly damaged. The vessel is insured in the Montreal Insurance Company for $2,960.

The schooner Rainbow, from Picton to Oswego with barley, sprung a leak off the Ducks on Sunday, and ran into this port on Monday. She discharged her cargo the same night, and yesterday went on the Marine Railway for repairs. About 200 bushels of the cargo are damaged.

Two Tugs Burned - Information has reached this city that the tug Armstrong and Tiger were both destroyed by fire Monday morning in the river below Bay City. The Armstrong was insured for $2,000 and the Tiger for $5,000.

The schooner Lillie Parsons, Captain Beggs, carried away her fore-rigging from chain plates on the starboard side by a collision in the Welland Canal, on Thursday last.

New Lighthouses - New lighthouses have been erected as follows by the Canadian Department of Marine: One on Pigeon Island, about four miles from Wolfe Island on Lake Ontario, furnished with a powerful revolving light, which shows at intervals of one minute and ten seconds. It will be visible for fifteen miles in clear weather. And another at Michael's Point on the south side of Grand Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron, which will be visible in clear weather for ten miles. These lighthouses have been constructed since the end of May last, and will no doubt do much to improve navigation in Canadian waters.

A Dangerous Locality - Thirty precious lives, and nine vessels, valued, with their cargoes, at $175,000, have, during the past 10 years, been lost near Salmon Point, on Lake Ontario. A survey was made some years since by the Government engineers, who estimated that for $10,000 a perfect harbour of refuge could be made by dredging out the entrance at this spot to the west of the lake, yet nothing has been done, not even a life-boat provided. The nine men composing the crew of the Jessie could easily have been saved had the means been available.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1870